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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…

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. Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that my daughter or I haven’t verified and/or personally used. The woman who lived here before me had a beautiful garden and she left me a few of her…

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…