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25 Fall Thriftspirations ANYONE Can Wear

Dear readers, So what is new in this crazy world? I'm definitely excited for some new phases in my life, new fall vibes, and new memories to be made. I keep thinking of apple cider, scarves, my favorite pleather jacket, soups, and fall crafts. I keep imagining scenarios where all these things are included together! So many things define fall for me, some of them even have to do with all the funky fall outfits I've been looking for on…

Weekend Project: Shabby Chic Frame Refurb

  Dear readers, I have a thing for shabby chic frames. I just really like how they look, and I really, really like making them for my family photos or artistic shots. I think you will enjoy this tutorial because it is easy to recreate and doesn't take a lot of effort. I think the most difficult thing I faced was deciding what photos I should put in these beautiful mint colored frames! Here is the list of materials you…

Cute and Easy Princess Garland (for your favorite birthday girl…)

Dear readers, I was in a serious crunch for time last week. It was my friend and coworker's birthday on Wednesday. I needed some funky and adorable birthday surprise decorations that I could execute on Tuesday while on my breaks at work. THINK DAMN YOU, THINK!!! Poor Mr. D had to listen to me ramble off ideas all night Monday. Michelle, the birthday girl, said that all she wanted for her birthday was to be a princess for one day.…

DIY Red, White and Blue Hair Ties in 15 Minutes

Dear readers, I just finished a weekend that made my heart feel full and content. My nephew and my mom came up to visit for a few days from back home. It was the first time I've seen my nephew in a very long time. Sadly with work, Squeak, and budgets (oh my) I haven't been able to make the trip home as much as I want too. This weekend, home came to me! We spent a lot of time…

DIY 4th of July Jewelry in 15 Minutes!

Dear readers, It rained and rained outside today, my daughter and I watched it from our kitchen window. I wondered what this day had in store for us, aside from a lot of cartoons, books, and mind numbing amounts of internet research. What to do? What to do? I was slightly afraid to be honest. A limited amount of outdoor time isn't always the best variable in our day. My daughter eventually went down to the basement to see Ziggy…

“She’s Got Heart ” Mixed Medium Collage

Dear readers, In the process of cleaning out the junk in my home, I found this little gem from a few summers ago. Some sort of half interesting/half tacky Pinterest fail I probably did not know what to do with. Under the dresser it went! I was very organized back in the day... working on fixing that these days! Two years pass, and I'm looking for a wall art project to do with Squeak that won't take too long or…

Weekend Project: Rolling Activity Table Refurb

Dear readers, Let's talk about my little activity table refurb. He was a bit of a dreary little table when I met him, shoved in between the shoe rack and the junk table at my work, but right away I knew he was meant for something more. So I sized him up and said, "Why the hell not?!" It was free so I didn't lose money on it, and Squeak needed a little activity table for the living room to draw…

April’s Goodwill Haul: Three Tips on Frame Thrifting

Dear readers, Just a quick little blurb on April's thrift store finds. I really haven't done much shopping in the thrifty/crafty category of my life lately. I've been making bigger purchases for summer enjoyment instead, including a deckside firepit and Squeak's new My Little Pony bike with matching helmet. However, with my budget back on lock-down, I go back to the little things in life that bring me joy. Otherwise known as pictures and frames.... BAM! I wanted to re-do the…

5 Ways to Embrace “Flawsome”

Dear readers, As I crawl into bed after a long day, shoving my half-folded clothes off the edge of my bed,  I think about the term "flawsome". I'm not sure if this is a recent word-vention (see I can do it too!) or if it's been around for a while, but in light of my day/year/life I think the term applies to me quite well. Actually, I think the nature of the term means that it can apply to everyone…

Poem for Audrey

I saw the storm incoming- The apocalypse of our love For a while I tried running But it rained down from above It beat upon the shutters  Like angry, pounding fists My heart was slowly smothered Crushed by all of this And I sank into its blackness I fell into its death But you brought me back from nothing And I thank you with every breath A tiny little Light That always guides my way When everything else had left…