Work and Play

Today I just couldn’t focus. I had one project on my kitchen table, and another project on my kitchen counter, and parts of projects scattered on the floor and my desk, but at least one step of every project was giving me grief, and I was getting cranky.  Normally I love working on my projects, but today it all just felt like work.

Because I Can

I’m smack dab in the middle of raising my 4th teenager now, and there’s a standard answer he gives me when I ask why he did something. “Because I can.” Well, I’m stealing his answer today, because my tin can stash is overflowing again, so it was time to repurpose some of them, and turn them into summmerish decor. I printed a few of my vintage can labels (links to printables below) to add to the cans.  You’ll notice that these {Read More}

repurposed Starbucks bottle … because it’s cute, right?

Am I the last person in the world to realize that Starbucks bottles look like old pint-sized milk bottles? Well, they kinda-sorta do, right? Okay, it might be a bit of a stretch, but if you have a good imagination, and some white paint, it could pass for a milk bottle right? Actually, that doesn’t really have anything much to do with my post today, but just play along, okay?

Pallet Wood Bathtub Table

I’m a die-hard bathtub soaker, and always have been.  If I had to guess, I’d say that at least 75% of my blog posts have been written while soaking in my bathtub.  It’s the one place in the house where I don’t get distracted by people, the tv, or the phone, so I can concentrate, and relax at the same time. A bathtub table is a must for me, and I’ve had several of them over the years.  Both were made my {Read More}

Repurposed Jeans Pocket Apron

Those of you who follow me on Facebook, may have seen a tutorial that I shared from another Facebook page, for a repurposed jeans pocket apron.  I thought it was such a great and super easy idea, that I decided to try it right away, before I could forget about it.  For those of you who didn’t see it, I thought I’d share how it turned out. We all have jeans that either don’t fit, or are stained, so this is a {Read More}

Dog Tired – Repurposed Drawer Pet Bed

Last year when my son went off to college – I don’t know who had a harder time with it – me or his dog, Pico.  Pico seemed “lost” for several weeks after he left, and it broke my heart.  He would sit in the front yard, and look down our gravel road, and I know he was looking for my son.   He didn’t know what to do with himself inside the house, because he was used to following my son {Read More}

Wooden Door Backdrops

Recently my husband brought home a bunch of doors used doors.  He installed one to replace our bedroom door, and used another for the closet he built into our bedroom.   I love incorporating doors into my decor, and there are several solid wood doors that we won’t need, so I decided to turn them into door backdrops.  I’ll be able to use them in my house, but get double-duty from them as door backdrops for photos as well.  This one is a {Read More}

Antique Clock Face Printable and Tin Can Craft

I’ve been tinkering around with some of my antique clock face images, and turned them into a collage that could be used for all kinds of projects.  I never tire of tin can craft projects, and I’ve been in need of more wall organizers, so I finished a new organizer, using one of the collages, and have the free printable to share with you!

4 Chalkboard Projects and Time-Saving Tips

I’ve had a lot of people leave comments over the last few years, wondering how I get so many projects done each week, so I thought I’d share a few of my secrets. 1.  First of all, I know many of you are employed outside the home.  I am not.  Both my blog and my shop ARE my business, and both were started because I am a homeschooling mom, and if I was to bring in any income, it needed to {Read More}

Festive Tin Can Gift – 12 Days of Christmas {Day 10}

Let’s face it – Christmas is an expensive holiday.  It’s hard enough to buy gifts for your immediate family, but when you add on a gifts for the teachers, and a gift for the hostess of the party you’re going to, and a gift for the great aunt, who you only see once a year, it can become outrageously expensive, and your fa la la starts to fade fast when you realize how long your gift-giving list is getting.  Don’t despair – you {Read More}

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