Well...I'm pretty much done with my dining room. I just need to tweak the accessories/art and I need to paint the trim and door and then I'm totally done! We added french doors last year when we screened in our deck so that wall is new and I had to prime and paint it, also the adjacent walls needed to be painted because outlets were moved etc.I'm very proud of my curtains! I added that red gingham ... Read More about Show & Tell Friday! I Painted, I Sewed, I Made Some Art, I’m Done!
I needed some art for my dining room redo to go with the curtains I'm sewing and normally I would have run to TJ Maxx or Hobby Lobby or looked on ebay and just bought something. But that's just not in the budget at this time so I started thinking about how I could make something that would fit into my decor with the stuff I already had on hand.I always have extra frames of all sizes. When I see ... Read More about Budget Art!
I thought I'd post about the system I use to keep my magazine articles and inspiration pages. I've been using it for a while now and it's working well for me. What do you do with all those magazine articles and pictures that inspire you that you tear out and want to keep for future reference? I organize my magazine clippings/articles into labeled file folders. That way when I need to look ... Read More about Organizing Magazine Articles
Lyn left a comment last week that really resonated with me! Here's what she said: Frugality due to necessity is how we live, although even if we were in a better position, I would always live frugally. I really think it's wrong not to when there are so many in need in this world. Much of my frugal living comes down to many things we don't do (although there's a lot I do) - we don't vacation, we ... Read More about Frugal Living – Needs Versus Wants
I wanted to add a little fall to my kitchen but I really don't have a lot of counter space. Unfortunately, I need my counter space for essentials and meal preparation! I like the plates I already have hanging on the walls and didn't want to change them. So I thought I'd add some of my Johnson Brothers "The Friendly Village" plates on top of my cabinets. This is an old picture where I showed ... Read More about Fall Decorating with Johnson Brother’s Friendly Village Plates
It was a lovely 52 degrees this morning! I was cold last night and actually had to sleep with the comforter over me and not just a sheet! I can't tell you how thrilled I am that it's finally fall (although the afternoons are still pretty warm -in the 80's). I always feel more energized in the fall! Do you spring clean or fall clean? I really do more in fall since in the spring I'm busy with the ... Read More about Aaah Autumn!