Saturday, August 4, 2012


I know I have stated how much I enjoy the new website pinterest. I have found many fun recipes, crafts, decorating ideas and other random things. I have been sitting on many ideas with our house currently being on the market.
A weekend ago I was struggling with the current housing situation. I feel like we are in limbo. Half of our stuff is packed up to 'stage' the house and we are essentially in a holding pattern that wasn't feeling promising. So I decided I was going to do a few of the things I was holding off on to help me feel at home again. Considering everything I did for the last 9 months was done or not done to the house to keep it 'staged' and not personalized.
So in an effort to keep my sanity, the very little I had, I decided I couldn't keep spending the weekends at open houses. So we went garage sale-ing for the first time this season. I had lots of finds, and we went late enough in the day, almost everything we picked up was 50% off! So even bigger win. Then I went over to the thrift store, who also does 50% off on Saturdays, looking for specific items to make projects found on pinterest.
This is a veggie basket, most veggies I buy by the bag would last longer if given proper air flow and not kept in the bag sitting on top of the microwave. So I found this for planter basket for $3 at the thrift store, hung it in the kitchen and Bazing! It's perfect!
 I have to admit, although I am an Independent Pampered Chef consultant, I do struggle at dinner time if I don't plan it out, so I was going to make a menu board, but found this at Kohl's for $6, had $10 Kohl's cash, so I think I came out on top with out having to try and make something while ALL of my craft stuff is packed away.
 My girls have been collecting jewelry like little girls do. Their Daddy bought them a very cute little jewelry box just before Big Girl J was born. Very little, obviously not knowing how much jewelry little girls collect! So I made 'open hanging' jewelry boxes, one for necklaces and one for bracelets. Found each frame at the thrift store I think $1 each and already had the hooks in a box for a different project. But a small 5 pack of these hooks were $1 less than a 100 pack, so we bought the big pack, and I am glad we did!
 I have been sitting on these half done for a while, my garden mushrooms. Made from wooden salad bowls, also found at the thrift store for a couple bucks and some fire wood I had in the stack out back.
I had the bowls painted for months and for some reason the white circles had me struggling. I finally decided to go try it free hand and see how it worked, I also had to do this early on morning while the big girls were sleeping, since they like to help, a lot. After I did one, I was happy enough to keep going without a circle template, and finally finished my project in minutes. Wonderful Husband drilled the hold and screwed them together for me, and I planted them!

All said and done, I felt very good for what we got done that weekend. And I felt a lot better about the place I currently live!


  1. You had some serious pent up pinterest mojo! Cute projects!

  2. I like your creativity! and of course, your thrift! The jewelry corrals for the necklaces and bracelets are cool!
    I know what you mean about living in limbo. Hope you don't have to do that for much longer.