Stenciled Vintage Suitcase | What a Wonderful World

 What a Wonderful World Stenciled Vintage Suitcase Recently, when my son and daughter-in-law were visiting, we went to Hannibal, MO, to visit the shops downtown. In one of my favorite shops I found a vintage suitcase at a great price. My husband asked why I wanted it. To be honest, I had no idea!   I thought about painting it because it’s dinged up, but I just couldn’t decide.

DIY Gifts: Finished Projects Friday: Share Yours!

DIY Gifts: Finished Projects Friday: Share Yours! Have you finished any projects lately?  I’ve completed quite a few projects and I wanted to share them and also give you an opportunity to share your finish projects.  You don’t have to be a blogger. Just snap a photo of your project and link it up below.  I’ll leave it open for awhile. Some of the projects I finished are for my own home and some of them are for gifts.

St. Charles Missouri Day Trip

St. Charles Missouri Day Trip Anyone else doing a staycation this year? My husband started a new job, so no traveling for us this summer, other than  a day trip here and there, which is fine.  I really need to just relax and refocus anyway. Guess I’m long overdue to just kick back for a spell. My daughter and I started doing day trips last month. We went to the  Saint Louis Zoo.  We plan to go back and see {Read More}

Vacation Travel Jars Repurposed & Upcycled

Vacation Travel Jars Repurposed & Upcycled I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a chronic bottle and jar saver.  The only problem is when I run out of shelf space to store them. So, I decided to upcycle a few of my own into vacation travel jars filled with sand, shells, or money!

Our Costa Rica Vacation Adventure & Lessons Learned

I’ll just warn you in advance that this post is photo-heavy and it’s long, so I’ve broken it in two parts.  But I hope you’ll stay with me to the end to hear about the lesson I finally learned.  Okay, let’s get started … About a month after my stroke, my daughter started planning a vacation for just the two of us.  She isn’t rich, but she’s just great at managing her money and wanted to treat me to an all-expenses-paid {Read More}

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Road Trip Travel Tips for Vacations & Weekend Getaways

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias My Top 8 Road Trip Travel Tips for Vacations or Weekend Getaways We have taken so many road trips this year, from weekend getaways to traveling through several states, and I learn something new with each one I take.  But my daughter and I are planning a really long distance trip, and I need your help.  

Our Best Family Summer Vacation

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM1 Our Best Family Summer Vacation My son got married in California over the weekend!  I’ll be sharing some photos later, but I thought I’d share a bit about our trip, and just a few photos from the wedding. Since we were going to California, we made it our family vacation too.  So we packed a lot in {Read More}

World Travels – Repurposed Antique Suitcase & Map Pages Mixed Media Wall Art

During the summer, when my sister and her 4 kids came for a visit, I showed you the bounty of “junk” my nephew had found near his house and brought for me (here). One of the things he brought, was the tattered remains from a small antique suitcase.  The only thing left was the wooden edges and metal corner brackets, and just a bit of the original cardboard. I loved it  – especially the brackets and wanted to come up {Read More}