Grandma’s treasures.

One day while out visiting my aunt, she surprised me by pulling out an old jewelry box. “This belonged to your grandma many years ago” and then she opened it up to show me the many treasures hidden inside. It was like a mini time capsule. My grandma kept everything. She was a bit of …

Happy Mother’s Day

Thought I share some flowers from our garden to brighten up your Mother’s day. Tiny trees growing, we have a variety of trees growing at the moment. The chickens are getting bigger everyday and now we are getting brown eggs along with the white eggs.   We have several types of beans popping out right…

Dollar day do over…upcycled tray.

I picked this tray up on one of my thrift store dollar days. All this tray needed was a new color and some flowers, gotta have flowers. First I had to clean it, just in case there was grease or any kind of dirt that would interfere with the paint sticking. I used chalked paint…

DIY-Frugal baby gifts.

This year has been filled with babies. I have first and second cousins having grandbabies and babies themselves, plus co-workers and neighbors. It seems like babies are everywhere right now in my life. With babies come a lot of baby showers. The best gift for any new couple with a baby is a giant box…

DIY-Flour tortillas

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone. It’s also a great day because the teacher strike in our state is over and now my son is back to school. He went back Friday. We were a little worried about graduation and his diploma. He has worked very hard for four years keeping those high grades and getting…

One crazy week.

Okay, I really love posting twice a week and I was planning on doing one of my DIY’s today but this has been a crazy week for us. First let me explain something that is going on here in Arizona…teachers are on strike, except they are calling it a walk out. So our son is…

A couple awards and my favorite posts this month.

Before I post my favorites this month I would like to thank a couple of people and the first one is An Irish Procrastinator for nominating me for the One lovely blog award . If anyone needs a good laugh, then she will help you out with that. She has a great style of writing…

DIY-Paper napkin baskets

Originally this was suppose to be posted for an Easter project but then I checked my calendar and saw that Easter was Aril 1st this year and I didn’t have enough time to get these little baskets done. They make great party favors, plus Mother’s Day is next month (In America that is) so they…

A weekend at our little Red House.

Finally…after months of canceled trips because of work, school schedules, that stinking Flu, doctor visits, snow storm warnings and road closures, we finally made it up to our little red house in the valley. Every time we take this trip up north to check on things, we wonder about what we are going to drive…

A 3 hour tour-road trip time

It takes about 6 hours from our front door to drive to the ocean; it is something my husband and I joke about if we ever decide to sell our home in this desert city…only 6 hours from the beach is how we will advertise it. Yes, if we move, that’s probably where we will…

A week of photos

A few months back I used to follow a blogger on wordpress that would do a weekly photo post of her family and I really miss that. One day she was just gone, no longer blogging, which I have heard sometimes happens. Anyway it was fun seeing her weekly black and white photos of her…

Dollar day do-over…Lil Lamp remake.

Time again for one of my discarded and forgotten items that was ready for a city dump, or not, maybe someone else would have purchased my latest item. As always the goal here is being cheap and not spending a lot, so this lamp was perfect for $1. It was pretty on it’s own but…