Category: Hobbies

Patriotic Wreath

Patriotic Wreath - Festive and frugal wreath for Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day.

The Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath has been on the front door since it was created, and with Memorial Day followed by Flag Day followed by Independence Day, I figured it was high time to create a Patriotic Wreath to get in the spirit.   Like all of the wreaths I am making this year, my …

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I want to be Phryne Fisher in my next life.

Phryne Fisher

Phryne Fisher: glamorous, intelligent, witty, fashionable, sensuous and a little dangerous. Yup. I have found a new idol.   If you are Australian, you probably have heard of the Phryne Fisher Mystery books by Kerry Greenwood and the television show based on them.  Here in America we are just discovering the delicious Miss Fisher. Ovation …

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Frugal Fix: Typing Table (a Tale of DIY Don’t)

Frugal Fix: Typing Table - fixing a water damaged antique typing table the hard way. DIY Fail DIY Disaster DIY Don't

Frugal Fix: Typing Table or How I Repaired a Water Damaged Table the Hard Way I have been getting a little restless with the decor in my home as I mentioned when I redid the pictures in the upstairs hallway. By the way, that project came out so good, my husband wants me to move …

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Picture Frames: From Glitzy Gold to Faux Wood

Picture Frames Redo - from gold to faux wood. Simple and cheap picture frame redo.

Have you ever felt the urge to change things up in your home but haven’t wanted to spend a lot of money to do so? The urge to refresh my home has been pretty strong lately but the budget is screaming no way! So, I have decided to do a few things, without spending a …

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Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath

Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath - festive gardening themed wreath made from an old hose and some colorful kids gardening tools.

It’s almost a new month which means it is almost time for a new wreath on my front door. This time around I went with something I saw on Pinterest years ago: a Repurposed Garden Hose Wreath. Gray isn’t exactly my first color choice for this, but the whole idea behind my wreaths this year …

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8 Life Lessons Learned from Stitchery

8 Life Lessons Learned from Stitchery - comparing life to cross stitch, embroidery, crewel and needlepoint.

As I was finishing up this project recently and stressing about all of the mistakes I realized there are quite a few life lessons to be gleaned from stitchery, whether it is cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel or embroidery. Truthfully my mind wanders when I am backstitching. But, I still thought it might make a nice …

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Researching your Family Tree: Practical tips for Beginners

Researching Your Family Tree - Seven practical tips for beginning genealogical research. ancestry research. family tree research.

Researching your Family Tree can be a fascinating but overwhelming undertaking. With today’s technology it is easier than ever to find out where your ancestors came from. But with all of that information out there it might seem daunting to begin. Fear not! I have some tips from my own experience to help you get …

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Fun (and Frugal) Fall Banner

I have been spending so much time with my head in the computer I haven’t gotten my craft on in awhile. Last Sunday, I just got the yen to make something.   This is not really a tutorial on how to make this exact banner. I mean it to be more of an inspiration (and permission …

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