Monthly Archives: January 2011

I’m Published

I’m published on Money Saving Mom! It’s part of her series on paying cash, in which I tell the story of our daughter’s wedding. You can go here to see it.


Filed under Wedding

Black Trug

I found this interesting box at the thrift store last week. It started life as a bright red child’s art tote, complete with personalization and cute little art-related decorations. I sanded and scrubbed, then spray painted with black. It is now a table decoration, useful for very many things.Right now my thrifted hydrangeas pop out of the top, held in place with three old milk bottles. In the summer it could hold cans of flatware for a patio party, no?

Sorry I forgot to take a “before” photo. Apparently I was overly excited to get started on its remake.

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Filed under Decorating, Thrifting

A Tiny Re-org Project

It wasn’t much, but it made a big difference in this kitchen cupboard: I added an adjustable wire shelf above the plates to store all the brightly-colored toddler dishes. To fit it in, I had to first move the second shelf up a notch. That was the most difficult part of the project. It really was a challenge to pop all six locking shelf brackets out of their holes, all at the same time, without one or more relocking themselves. But I conquered it.

Silly me, I forgot to take a before shot so you could compare. Instead, you’ll just have to imagine the jumbled mess it was before the wire shelf install. Note: the adjustable wire shelf is from Wally World.


Filed under Homekeeping

Snow Days

Not much “making” or “doing” since the first of the year, what with undecorating the house and getting life back to normal, and then illness and snow. But today, feeling a tad better, I decided to enjoy our unusually deep snow.

Let me introduce Snow Nana! With her very own (borrowed) accessories! Sadly, she lasted only a few hours before she fell over.


Filed under Crafting