20 uses for tea tree oil

20 uses for tea tree oil

20 Uses for Tea Tree Oil - AMAZING list of clever and quirky ways you can incorporate this powerful essential oil in your daily routine!

Tea tree oil has been used for centuries to  treat a variety of common ailments, and there are many practical uses for tea tree oil in our everyday lives! Keep reading to learn 20 uses for tea tree oil! Continue reading 20 uses for tea tree oil

Grocery Bag Storage

Many many years ago, what I’ll refer to as my former life, I had a friend whose grandmother use to fold her grocery bags into small triangles for easy storage. I loved this idea and I had her teach me how to do it.

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I have to admit though I didn’t keep it up for very long.

Then came along the reusable bag craze and my collection of plastic bags dwindled to a manageable amount.

When I found myself with too many plastic bags I would donate them to the PKU office at the local hospital.

Now I find myself with a kitty cat and a vintage trinket business where I tend to need and use plastic grocery bags (you can figure out why lol regarding the kitty cat).

I needed one today and when I looked in my cupboard to retrieve a bag I was embarrassed to see the mess I let my bags get into. I’m almost ashamed to show this picture. Continue reading Grocery Bag Storage

Vinyl Tablecloth Envelope Pillow

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This cute little pillow is made from a flannel backed tablecloth, the type you can buy at any Dollarama or Walmart. This is easy and very inexpensive to make.

The weather here in my part of the country tends to change if you turn around or blink your eyes …lol so I came up with this idea as I wanted a pillow that was economical and one that  I could leave outdoors and not worry to much about ruining it if it got wet.

I decided to give one of these away on my Facebook page and promised to put the tutorial on this blog. Continue reading Vinyl Tablecloth Envelope Pillow

Spring has Sprung (for some of us…)

Spring Has Sprung Watercolor Printable

I don’t know about you but for the last couple of weeks I’ve been doing nothing but thinking about Spring.

Could it be that the weather has warmed up ever so slightly? Could it be that the snow is starting to melt?

Could it be that the time change has taken place? I think for me it is a combination of all three AND the fact that Easter is just around the corner. Continue reading Spring has Sprung (for some of us…)

Valentine Tablescape and Recap of the week….

IMG_8827My under $20.00 Valentine Tablescape for 2015.

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The items purchased for my tablescape were:

Heart scarf, red dish cloths ( used as napkins) (2 per pkg), small glass vase and clear beads, strings of red and pink hearts, foam heart confetti for the table, pink and white paper plates (all purchased at the Dollar Tree) = $10.00 total

Everything else used in the tablescape I found in the house 🙂 It is not as elaborate or visually pleasing as the other tablescapes featured but I am sure mine will improve over the years as I add more thrift items and keep my eyes open for deals when I am out foraging some of my favorite places (thrift stores, Dollar Tree, Dollarama, auctions and antique stores).

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More Valentine Tablescapes

Here is a lovely dollar store centrepiece made by Rhona G from Rambings of a Southern Girl  be sure to click over to her site to get all the deets on how she made this inspiring creation. (Note the etched hearts on the glass).

This one is from Susie at Cake Plate and Other Treasures, she dug into her storage unit and went through EIGHT (8) tubs of dishes etc that she already had and created this amazing tablescape…I’m still stuck on the eight tubs – I could only wish :)))

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Valentine’s Day Tablescape from Plum Creek Place

Candy (even her name is sweeeeet..)from Plum Creek Place was the first blogger to answer the call of my Frugal Valentine Tablescape Challenge, which was to create a tablescape for $20.00 or under using thrift store, dollar store or already owned items.
Her tablescape(s) are truly amazing and oh so beautiful.
I am so jealous envious of all the fabulous “stuff” she has collected/thrifted over the years.  Candy was even so kind as to list prices for each item used.

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