I want to share some frugal tips - just some things I've done this week. First I'd like to share what happened to a friend of mine. Dug up the last of my potato crop First, one of my friends lost her house that she bought 5 years ago. She's a single mom of two boys - one in college. She bought this house as an investment and got one of those adjustable rate mortgages. Not unusual at all for ... Read More about Frugal Doings This Week
Hi everyone! After trying many different things, I finally finished my fireplace mantel yesterday. I just had to stop messing with it after a while and move on.This year I decided to hang a glittery star above the mantel. So I spray painted a tin star that I've had white - Ivory Bisque actually. I got several cans of Ivory Bisque about a year ago on clearance at Home Depot - you can never have too ... Read More about A Sparkly Christmas Fireplace Mantel
I've been working on decorating my mantel in the living room and thought I'd share what it looked like last year in case you need some easy Christmas decorating ideas. I always try to use what I already have first and then fill in with new decor if I need any. Most of the time I don't really need much since I like to shop for Christmas during the after Christmas Sales! Easy Christmas ... Read More about Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas From Christmas Past
It snowed on and off almost all day yesterday! You don't know how rare that is in this part of Georgia - we don't usually get snow until February. I was inspired by the snow to make my own snowy, glittery village. So I pulled out my little glitter houses from last year.Here are some closeups.That glittery deer is the only new thing I bought - $10 at Target. I saw a standing one at TJ Maxx but it ... Read More about The Glitter Village
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'm still so stuffed and oh so tired of turkey. I had to put the last of it in the freezer and I'll make turkey soup in a few weeks when the thought of it won't be quite so distasteful. I didn't go anywhere but the thrift store on Black Friday. Nothing ever seems like such a good deal to make me want to mess with the crowds at the mall or ... Read More about Red Table
My heart gives thanks for many things; I know not how to name them all. My soul is free from frets and stings, For Sun and stars, for flowers and streams, For work and hope and rest and play - For empty moments given to dreams, For these my heart gives thanks today. ~William Braithwaite I got that banner last year from Mika, Tina's daughter (Cherry Hill Cottage). My sweet girl is home ... Read More about Happy Thanksgiving!