Up-cycled country farm decor…wooden chair bench.

A couple of months ago while visiting my Italian mother-in -law down the street from us, she gave me two really old chairs to redo. My mother-in -law grew up in Italy during World War two. Her home is filled with all kinds of items. She keeps things because she remembers the time when the…

DIY- Americana- Upcycled old jeans

Happy fourth of July everyone. This post would have been better a few days ago to give you all time to decorate for this holiday but I was out for a while with a summer cold. Better late than never. At least Americana can be displayed throughout the year. I got this idea after watching…

Repost-Easter Traditions & Decorations

It’s that time of year again, my favorite time…Spring. I have been very busy preparing Easter decorations. One of the best places for holiday supplies is any dollar store…just be careful you don’t turn it into the hundred dollar store….so bring a list. I picked up several flowers, ribbon, wreaths and a little rag bunny…

12 days of Christmas crafts…day 8

  Milk jug ornaments   Supplies needed: Clean and empty plastic milk jug Scissors Mod podge or water down Elmer’s glue Assorted accessories like buttons. Stickers, sequins Puffy paints-any color Ribbon Hole punch Permanent markers (optional) This one is another really easy craft and it is all about recycling so that’s a bonus. Just cut…

DIY old drawers/new shelves

In our city, my family and I love large pick up days during our trash service. This may be gross to others, but it isn’t like we are rummaging through food, it is mostly building material from house remodels in older neighborhoods. Instead of it going to the dump, we recycle and reuse. It saves…

Church Sale Treasures

  You get up with the sun here when the temps start rising, but that is only during the months when the temps cool down at night, otherwise you try to get through it the best you can…drinking lots of water of course. The only thing that seems to survive are cactus during this time…

   Crayon creations

It’s that time of the year for most of the country…camping time. I remember my father taking me out as a kid to hike and fish and our family camping trips were always extra special. I loved the outdoors and just being around nature, it didn’t matter where I was, I still found ways to…