Merry Mirror

The holidays are now in full swing and all too often around this time of year, it can be so easy to get caught up in shopping, wrapping, parties, traveling, etc.  I sometimes fall victim to this so I realized I needed a bit of a reminder in my home to slow down and remember […] Read more…

Vintage Earring Repurpose

If you’re trying to think of a unique gift idea for a gal on your list or if you just need a special something to accessorize your look, I may have just the thing for you.  This involves very little cost and honestly not a whole lot of effort, but may leave your friends jealous […] Read more…

Girl in the Kitchen

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones.  I know I did, celebrating with my family on Thanksgiving day and then traveling to visit my in-laws on Saturday.  Family, food, and fun times! I do love turkey and gravy and all the other yummy holiday dishes, but I have to […] Read more…

Handsome Hutch

As luck would have it, I was driving to my parents’ house recently and one of their neighbors had a piece of furniture out by the curb with a sign that had one of my favorite four-letter words written on it: FREE.  (Another of my favorite four-letter words is SALE, but FREE is better than […] Read more…

Let’s All Clap For Burlap

Lately I’ve been really into burlap and discovering all the cool and interesting things you can do with it.  (I mean creative artsy things, not like storing coffee beans or running in a potato sack race – although that would be fun too.. maybe next weekend? Hmmm)  So I went online to find and buy […] Read more…

Socks-y And I Know It

One thing that I love about fall is that I get to wear boots, and one thing that I like about having a fall birthday is getting *new* boots!  Which is exactly what happened this year. (Thanks, honey!  xo) Along with all my boots, I have quite a few knee socks- I can never understand […] Read more…

Fancy-Nancy Knob Boards

Where we live, we have all 4 seasons independently.  Which means our temperatures vary from below zero in winter all the way to 100 in summer, and in spring and fall you never know if it’s going to be 30 or 80 that day.  If you also live in or near the Midwest then you […] Read more…

Drab-to-Fab Armoire Makeover

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Occasionally I look on my local Craigslist for furniture deals.  If you’ve ever searched through the plethora of listings then you know it’s not always an easy task to find what you want in decent shape, at a decent price, within a reasonable geographic distance.  (And you hope that it’s not already sold, if someone […] Read more…

In The Beginning… There Was a Garage

…And this garage is where I’ve done most of my messy work.  It’s pretty much just like anyone else’s garage…except there’s currently no room for our vehicles!  It isn’t fancy or very organized; there are no windows and not enough outlets.  There are a lot of “things” stored in here like boxes of old clothes, […] Read more…

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