Let your Inner Gardener Out, Indoors

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Natural Staples for Your Family's Health

Wow! The weather sure has changed drastically around here in the past couple of weeks! As anyone would know, these drastic changes sure can cause changes in your body… and I thought I would share a couple of ways I try to keep on top of all the things that make us feel a bit crappy.Unfortunately, I have already been experiencing some of the affects the cold weather has on a body, mostly aches and pains. I have been doing what I know how to do to keep up with, and on top of, this so I can get through this adjustment period as healthy as possible....more

Winter Preparations, Bring on the Snow!

So today has been yet another day prepping for winter and the pending weather that goes right along with it! It is so important where I am that I get everything done outside that I can before the snow comes and buries all the stuff that still needs to be put up, and stored for the winter. This year I have been a little bit behind on getting all this stuff situated in our new house, but I am (and will continue) to get things done!...more

7 Quick Tips to Garden on a Budget

I have some good news and some bad news about gardening. The bad news is that it can cost a fortune to have and maintain a garden… but the good news is that it doesn't have to! One mistake we all make when it comes to our gardens is not having a clear idea of how much we are willing to spend on it. We go into it without having a plan of attack, and end up spending way more than we had originally wanted to. ...more
katespov  that is such a great idea! I haven't ever heard of that before, but it would be ...more

How to: Make Wood Crates by Repurposing Pallets

To organize my pantry I decided I wanted to create some custom storage solutions, within three criteria of it being cost effective, sturdy, and that it looked the way I wanted it to. This is my solution to what I needed to get the organization project completed… to make rustic repurposed wood crates from pallets.   ...more

For the Love of Cateye Glasses

Over time eye glasses have evolved. In the 1950's, cateye glasses became part of the fashion, and is something my grandma rocked on her wedding day, October 27th, 1955. ...more

Some Comic Relief for You, Valentine

Some may not associate Valentine's Day with old newspaper comics, but if you haven't noticed by now, I'm not really like "some people"....more

5 Essential Steps to Planning Your Garden

Spring! It is getting closer day by day, and it has me itching to get in the garden! Gardening is one of my favorite things to do, and brings so much peace and joy into my life. Yes, it is hard work… and no, it's not as easy for some as it is for others… but the great thing about gardening is you can keep trying new things to help you get the garden of your dreams....more

Restore, Repurpose, & Reusing | Kitchens

When I think about repurposing, restoring, or reusing an object I tend to think about some older object that has been neglected, or out dated, or just not very pleasing to the eye. Maybe we even think of re-using an item, like a dresser in a different part of the house, for a different purpose.However, how often do we think about how we can use an item in our life, today, as it was intended to be used originally? By this I mean… when was the last time we decide to change ourselves to fit into a particular space? or how often do we change ourselves for anything?...more

Run down to Vintage Glam: Curio Cabinet

This is a personal project of mine. I had this curio that was given to me from a friend. At the time it was given to me, I couldn't turn it down because it was the nicest piece of furniture I could own and since it was a gift I decided I would make room for it in the tiny two bedroom apartment that we lived in at the time. This piece of furniture has traveled with us from house to house, across the country and back a few times, and needless to say… it was starting to look a little beaten up....more