Inexpensive Furniture and Making Your Furniture Match

Inexpensive Furniture and Making Your Furniture Match

In my twenties, I was married with two children and BROKE.  We didn’t have Internet access like today, and I literally would call my bank nightly to see what checks cleared and what the remaining balance was in my account.  It was a nightmarish way to live, but it taught me a lot. Today, I was telling my older two girls about how I would use my talents to get what I needed (or to save the day from checks bouncing).  I knew how to sew and make crafts.  Craft…

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The Perfect Last Minute Christmas Gift

The Perfect Last Minute Christmas Gift

I thought about it and thought about it…and thought about it some more. I heard all the commercials as people ran to the store. I had great ideas to put on my blog… of quick gifts for Christmas when your brain’s in a fog, Ideas abound all over the net, Things you could do if you happen to forget “DON’T WORRY, WE’RE STILL OPEN!” the commercials all cried. Emails shot to my inbox with the message inside, “It’s okay if you’re late.  Buy a gift card through email.  Or go…

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Fast and Easy Holiday Tea Towels

Fast and Easy Holiday Tea Towels

LeAnn Bird from www.pantryfriendlycooking.com sent in this very cute tea towel idea. They involve simple sewing skills, and she tells you what you can do if you can’t make a button hole.  What a great idea for a last minute gift too! Thank you, LeAnn for these irresistible towels! From LeAnn – I am not a crafter but I could not resist this cute tea towel that hangs over the oven door handle. It is made from two dish towels of contrasting coordinating fabrics. I made about 6 in about 2…

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Hudson Valley Winter Wonderland

Hudson Valley Winter Wonderland

The holidays can be so stressful.  Add owning a major fixer upper into the mix when your bedrooms don’t have doors, the whole family is using one small bathroom, and trying to make sure that things get finished before your entire clan arrives for the holidays.  It’s enough to make a person want to pull her hair out – especially when vessel sinks arrive shattered after waiting a couple of weeks for delivery…. ESPECIALLY when electricians can’t arrive due to an ice storm, school has snow days, your Kitchen Aid…

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