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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.…

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…

11 Pre-Holiday Items You Need To Thrift For RIGHT NOW

11 Pre-Holiday Items You NEED to Thrift for Right Now

Dear readers, It's September, you know in a week or two we will be going crazy for the holidays. I went to Big Lots yesterday and they were actually putting out Christmas stuff with the Halloween decorations. Pretty much sacrilege in my book, but, alas, I digress. Soon enough you will be roaming Pinterest for ideas on home-made centerpieces, decorations, and gift ideas, so now is the perfect time to start scouring thrift stores for these crafty, useful items that are…

7 Ways to Clean Those Thrifted Shoes

7 Ways to Clean Those Thrifted Shoes

  Dear readers, I am not a fan of feet. Therefore, it should be no surprise that I am not a fan of the shoes you buy at a thrift store, yet I buy them constantly and with chagrin. It's like falling in love with a guy you know could be bad for you, but you fall in love anyway. In fact, just this weekend I found a pair of size 6 Jessica Simpson wedged office shoes with a great big, beautiful, gold…

11 Reasons to Garden with Your Child

Dear readers, Gardening is something that I've started doing since we moved into our duplex. I always dreamed of having a little garden prior, but never had the room.   The woman who lived here before me had a beautiful garden and she left me a few of her perennials, some seeds, and some tips. So this year, I planted some cucumbers, tomatoes, English Lavender, pumpkins, Sweet Basil, Rosemary, and a bucket of sunflowers. Along with the other perennials, Audrey…

The Coffee Facial

Coffee, it's amazing... on your face! Radical idea, I know. I've tried a lot of natural remedies. With most of them, I have had decent results (aside from using lemon juice as an astringent..... it burned my face off ). But the coffee facial is my tried and true favorite. I used it for the first time about two years ago and I still use it every week. In the winter, the coffee facial removes your dry skin. In the…

Saturday Night Rye

At least one Saturday every month, when the stars align and all my friends have a night off, we get together and watch horror movies. Typically on these nights everyone brings some sort of snack and probably a bottle of wine to share. Since I made it my New Year's Resolution to eat more pie, that is exactly what my friend Melissa and I made. Here is a hearty pie crust recipe that will work out well with any filling you choose…