CHRISTMAS 2014: Thrifty and vintage strike again

Christmas mantel old window

I never really thought that I’d be so in love with my thrift shop and vintage finds.  I used to be an “all new, all the time” kind of person.  But each Christmas, I seem to find interesting ways to … Continue reading

FUN TWISTS ON FOUR ORIGINALS: DIY Holiday Party Games for the Whole Family

Holiday Games final

I’ll never forget the day my great aunt showed up with a cooler of champagne on Christmas Eve and announced that we were going to play a game she called “Crazy Christmas.”  We had a blast, nothing too over the … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS CARD DISPLAY: The little red ladder

Junk shop ladder used as holiday card display

Oh yeah, another junk shop find.  This little ladder was standing outside by itself this summer when I was prowling around on vacation.  For $8 I had to have it!  I mean, there had to be something cool that I … Continue reading

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2014!

rooster table 1 final

Thanksgiving is a holiday I currently do not host.  Therefore, my table décor is…well…limited.  But I’ll quickly share my adorable rooster I found somewhere years ago…his pile of faux leaves (that I’ve discovered the cat has dug around in when we aren’t looking)…and … Continue reading

MY DOLLAR STORE CREATION: “Knit” Christmas Trees

Knit trees made from dollar store items

Ever since I have started blogging, the one thing I have wanted to do is try to make a craft completely out of items found at the dollar store. This is a pretty common activity for DIY and craft bloggers, … Continue reading

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: The fall mantel

Vintage cameras

Seriously, this is the second year I have actually decorated for Thanksgiving and fall. I should get some kind of award for that!  (Well, at least I think so.)  Anyway, whenever I think of Thanksgiving – I think of family.  … Continue reading

ENDING THE EMBARRASSMENT: The Coat Closet

Basket with outdoor gear

Our coat closet has been a complete embarrassment since the first day we moved into this house. Coats, mittens…the vacuum cleaner.  You get it.  It was so bad in fact that I refuse to show you a “before” shot.  (oh the … Continue reading

WHAT A HOOT! Owl pillow décor

placemat owl pillow decor

Fall is a busy time for DIY projects around this here blog. I never know what décor to tackle first – Halloween or fall?  This year (for many reasons) I chose fall. At least for outside. This is because I came … Continue reading