‘Twas the week before Christmas and I was a tiny bit miffed Trying to come up with a last minute gift! Does this describe you? Here’s a fun DIY that is simple and quick. I love my little Christmas blocks. I have some for during the rest of the year too that I can tuck on ledges or shelves with… Read More
For many years we used a pine armoire to house our TV. When we upgraded to a larger flat screen TV that no longer fit in our armoire, I wanted to find a use for this piece of furniture. I hate to throw things away if I don’t have to. Well, it was a good thing we held on to… Read More
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door— Only this and nothing more.” The Raven… Read More
Our daughter came home to us from Ethiopia wearing 12 month sized clothes even though she was 19 months old. But once she settled in and learned to trust us and try new foods, she quickly filled out. Many beautiful outfits have only fit her for a one-time-wear because of how fast she’s put on weight! What to do with… Read More
This project combines a lot of things I love — maps, upcycling, paint, chevron, burlap, and bold color. I turned a 50 cent yard sale puzzle from this… …into this! And you can do it too! Yard sale season is here, and you’re bound to find some sorry little puzzles that just need a good upcycle. Gather your… Read More
Check out my summer DIY over at STC. Cheap supplies, easy steps — anyone can make these! But if you’d rather not get your hands dirty, pop on over to my etsy shop and buy them. Every dollar goes to purchase our plane tickets to bring little miss home… hopefully this year!
Several months ago I was thrilled to find a big bag of vintage yo-yo’s at a thrift store! I didn’t really know what I would do with them, but I scooped them up anyway. Their vintage character can never be fully reproduced. Lovely. I could have made a pillow top or small blanket. Maybe that will come, but it… Read More