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

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

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


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

RAIDING MY RECYCLE BIN: Patriotic Table Décor

I’ve been honest about the fact I’m not ready for the 4th.  But I needed to at least put together some decorations for our picnic table this year.  I went out and dug around in my recycle bin and found … Continue reading

THOSE DARN EGGS: My Easter Mantel

I want to start this post by saying: Wrapping string around egg shaped objects isn’t fun. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I’ll still show you how I did it and if you choose to take the challenge – I … Continue reading

A “PINNING” COMBO: An Easy Art Tutorial

fCreating heart art by Me, Myself & DIY

We DIYers all scour Pinterest constantly…and love it!  For months now I’ve been pinning art projects that I thought were interesting.  When I needed something for above my laundry door, I went back and looked at everything I have pinned … Continue reading


Welp.  It’s really WINTER.  Barren with the potential of being slightly boring.  I mean, don’t you just hate it after you take down all the Christmas decorations and the inside of your house just looks empty?  And the outside of … Continue reading