31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 20 “Layer & Texture and Out the Door”

It was 5:00pm and I had nothing ready for tonight’s before and after. I had to leave my house at 6:00pm and drive 1 hour to see my son kick the football a total of 4 times. Drive home while listening to the Ranger game on the radio…you know that takes talent to drive andContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 20 “Layer & Texture and Out the Door””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 17 “Fresh Paint”

I don’t get to many garage sales and when I do, I’m not typically one to find the “great” treasures I’ve seen some people bring home and blog about. However, a few Saturday’s ago, the mister and I went out for a few hours and hit about 3 garage sales. I found something at allContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 17 “Fresh Paint””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 15: “Mini Envelope Tutorial”

I still do somethings the old fashion way. I just like keeping my hands busy. If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you already know that I tend to save a lot of junk. I seem to think that I might need it for a craft project someday.   I usually find something to do withContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 15: “Mini Envelope Tutorial””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 8 “Curbside Rescue”

My mister did it again. But this story has a little twist…This time the curbside rescue he brought home was quickly snatched up by my DD. Indeed the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. So today’s post is all about her before & after of a curbside rescue. A solid wood office chair isContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 8 “Curbside Rescue””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 6 “recycling trees”

Awhile back my husband and I made use out of some tree limbs that had been salvaged from a tree in our yard that had been damaged in storm.  Normally we don’t get so sentimental over a tree that we would save the branches, but this tree and 4 others are very special to me. Continue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 6 “recycling trees””

31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 3 Sew Easy Projects from Fabric Swatches

I’ve shared with you in previous posts about my hoarding issues and I justify my need to keep things by actually doing something creative from time to time. When a friend of mine was cleaning out a closet she tossed about three fabric sample books out in the throw away box, she was more thanContinue reading “31 Days of Before & After ~ Day 3 Sew Easy Projects from Fabric Swatches”

skirting an issue & justifying another

I’m a groupie, I’ll admit it. I follow, I browse and glean tons of info from the blogs I follow. I have one or two blogs I read everyday, don’t always comment but I read and take note of topics I want to come back to. That is why, for me anyway, that I oftenContinue reading “skirting an issue & justifying another”

he doesn’t bring me flowers…but that’s okay!

Does your hubby bring you surprises? Flowers. Chocolate. Lingerie (blush) Mine does on occasion…brings me surprises, not lingerie 🙂 For a man it can be hard to know what his woman wants I mean we are complicated by design and our emotions sometimes get out of hand. But for the most part our job shouldContinue reading “he doesn’t bring me flowers…but that’s okay!”

from salvage to savvy

I keep telling my husband that all of those magazines I buy are an investment. He laughs. I can tell he’s not yet convinced. I think that this little project might change his mind though. In the last Flea Market Style magazine there was an article on page 76, titled; Pretty in Pink and Green.Continue reading “from salvage to savvy”

We’re Feel’n Scrappy!

A few months ago I was introduced to a wonderful person through one of my Etsy team forums.  She has a shop on Etsy called AMKreations.   I have met so many wonderful women through Etsy. Note: It was after I began this post that I realize that Anita has taken some time off from herContinue reading “We’re Feel’n Scrappy!”