Last week during my weekly trip to Goodwill, I found a wooden sign. I have been brainstorming ideas on what to do with all of our leftover fence wood (we have a ton!), and some wooden signs were definitely on the list of items to create… So why did I go ahead and buy the wooden sign at Goodwill? Read the rest of this entry ?
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This is the first year that my girls attended “school”. It was a pre-school program for 2-year olds but I was amazed at how much they learned and grew during this past year. Not only socially, but academically, as well. While I try to teach them new things everyday, I am NOT a teacher. I have no idea what is age-appropriate material and sometimes lack the patience necessary to follow through with a lesson. Read the rest of this entry ?
The other day I told you about the beautiful paper flowers I saw at the stationery shop across the street from me. Paper flowers are too cute and a great way to add a little spring ( with no possibility of killing them) to your home, but did you know that you can also make faux flowers from fabric? And I’m not referring to the plastic and fabric ones that remind me of a funeral home. If you love fabric rosettes, you’ll love decorating with these!
My fabulous friend Melissa, made a beautiful burlap floral arrangement for her sister this past holiday season, and she was kind enough to offer some tips Read the rest of this entry ?
Ahh… the mason jar. A staple of the South. There is never a shortage of this jar at Goodwill and it’s not just for the Redneck’s wine or Aunt May’s jelly. The mason jar can be used in a variety of ways! I make it a point to grab one when I visit Goodwill… seriously, you can’t have too many… and I’m a minimalist! Read the rest of this entry ?
Finally! It feels like SPRING! Once the weather gets nice like this, my family like to spend most of our time outside, soaking up the sun and the fresh air. This is when I start my planting and my “outdoor decorating”. Since I try to repurpose anything and everything, my goal is to not purchase any new pots this year and instead, think “outside the container”. Not only will it save money, but The Micro Gardner points our 10 other benefits to using repurposed planters here. Read the rest of this entry ?
Whenever I casually talk to someone about social media and how it affects my life, I sum it up by saying, “Facebook makes me feel like a success and Pinterest makes me feel like a failure.”
Now, I have had my fair share of “successes” with my DIY projects, but I have had ten times as many “fails”. If any of you caught that in my last post, I started out with two bookshelves and then showed the “after photo” with just one… uh… there’s a reason for that… shelf #2 didn’t make it… well, not yet at least… Read the rest of this entry ?
Today is the official first day of Spring (yay here comes the tornado of pollen!). How is your Spring Cleaning coming along? Got the closet looking fabulous or is it still a little chaotic ( or a lotta chaotic if you’re like me!)? I’ve been browsing around checking out some picture perfect organized closets for my spring closet inspiration. Check out some of these AMAzing spaces!
I’m sure Brit will go over the highs and lows of Oscar fashion with you tomorrow, so I’ll move onto utilizing Goodwill for the next holiday which is one of my favorites – St. Patrick’s Day! Since my Irish eyes are always smiling, I especially like it when everone breaks out their Irish heritage, dons green apparel and noshes on corned beef and cabbage while Read the rest of this entry ?
LOVE is in the air! Okay, well, physically it’s on the bookshelf, but these little Valentine’s Day frames definitely make my heart smile! And they were oh-so-simple to make (and free using supplies I already had – Bonus!)!
Almost everytime I go shopping at Goodwill, I grab a frame (or two) to add to my stash, and those purchases came in handy with this project! I was inspired to add a some Valentine’s Day cheer to my home on a recent trip to Target – their Read the rest of this entry ?