CHALLENGE: January Challenge #1 Save over $1300

52 WEEK MONEY CHALLENGE

I am going to start this challenge in January 2015 and this will be one of my yearly challenges.

I am  sure you have all heard of it as it has been on the internet for quite awhile. It is the easiest way to save over $1300 in one year.

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Day 12: Coca-Cola crate for displaying Pointsettia

WELCOME TO DAY 12 (the last day)OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

Today is the conclusion of my 12 Days of Christmas decorating, craft and gift idea challenge. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed doing it.  It isn’t my last post for this year as I have a few more things I want to cram in to 2014 before it’s over so stay tuned!!! 🙂 Without further adieu – Day 12

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Look at this BIG pointsettia I purchased at Costco this year for $19.97, isn’t it a beaut??

Since I don’t have a lot of Christmas decorations (a story for another day) I wanted this beautiful pointsettia to be more of a “feature” decoration in the house and couldn’t decide how to do that……u n t i l Continue reading Day 12: Coca-Cola crate for displaying Pointsettia

Day 5: Light fixture turned candle sconce

WELCOME TO DAY 5 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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Here is yet another example of a reused/repurposed thrift store item.   Continue reading Day 5: Light fixture turned candle sconce

DIY: Easy Beverage Coasters

Check out this awesome DIY easy beverage coaster.

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I am so lucky that I have some very creative and “crafty” friends and fellow bloggers.  All of the colorful pictures were sent to me by my friend and fellow blogger from You Can Always Start Now.

This is how she made them. Continue reading DIY: Easy Beverage Coasters

DIY: 10 Gallon Crock End Table

IMG_8044What do you do when you need an end table and there is no money in the budget for one?? Well you make one out of something you already have.

I am always so excited when I can repurpose something I already own into something useful that I need……and that happened to be my antique 10 gallon Medalta crock. Continue reading DIY: 10 Gallon Crock End Table

5 Blogs to Follow week of October 27-November 02

Wow another month is almost over, where did that time go? Halloween is just around the corner and then for those of us living in Canada, we will be on the countdown to Christmas and don’t ya just know I’ve been looking at sites and pins regarding Christmas already 🙂  Continue reading 5 Blogs to Follow week of October 27-November 02

Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie

Please welcome my latest “Guest Blogger” Amelia P …..have a read and please feel free to leave comments!!

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If you peruse my bookcase you won’t find much fiction, but you will find self-help, spiritual and reference books.  Kindles or Kobos are not for me.  I like the feel and weight of a book in my hands and on my lap.  So when asked to blog, well it was either travel or books.  So I thought I’d introduce you, or maybe re-introduce you, to a few friends.  I’ll start with Sark.

 Sark wants us to find and explore our succulent wild selves!!  A few titles of her work are Succulent Wild Woman,  The Bodacious Book of Succulence and Living Juicy.  Her books are interactive.  Asking questions from what are you glad about, to learning about jealousy.  A snippet from The Bodacious Book of Succulence  “Studying feelings is a way to understand how we operate, where they come from, and how to hold them…….We have the right to our feelings and can practice at letting them flow through us.”

Questions from Sark “Have you every kept a feelings journal?  How would you start?”.  Check out her web site and books.

http://planetsark.com/

Let me know your favorite books that speak to you!    Amelia P

Please send your comments, that would be A Wandaful Thing!!!