Thrift store table time

It all started with a $5 thrift store table…   My mom is a pro when it comes to shopping at thrift stores. She snagged this dining room table for us for just $5! After hearing so much about chalk paint, we had to give it a try!   Rather than spending ridiculous amounts on buying…

Landscaping progress

We have been in our house for almost two years now. Its sort of a “fixer upper.” There are some aspects where the previous owners tried – but DIY was not their forte – and there are other areas (which include landscaping) that haven’t received attention in years. Last summer we spent s decent chunk…

Still learning to crochet

I am the most basic of knitters, so I have decided to expand my horizons and try crocheting. Working on mastering that flower! I have about 5 flowers now and no idea what to do with them!

Upcycling cereal boxes

I can’t believe how much junk and paper and mail there is always laying around the house. I just can’t keep up with it. I have lofty goals to scan everything, file everything, etc – but I fail every time. I end up with piles of stuff I need to do something with. I’m hoping an…

Paper flowers

Back in 2014, I snagged the Black Friday deal of a lifetime – 3 years of US Weekly for $30! I’m so excited! I already have like 3 magazines – but what to do when I am done absorbing all of this important info? The newly awakened up-cycler in me would not let me simply throw…

Quick & easy knitting nifty gifty

I am definitely a beginning knitter, but I wanted to make something (that I could finish relatively soon) that I could give as a gift! This headband / ear warmer thing was perfect! I’m hoping that my bestie will get some use from it this winter before moving to North Carolina in the spring! If not,…

More arm knitting

Unfortunately, I still have not learned my lesson. I love these multi-strand scarves, but I have yet to find a way to not super tangle them every time. I spent hours untangling these yarn skeins (while watching every Real Housewives show ever)… hours… But, now Jen & I have new scarves!

Friendship bracelet headphones

In my quest to accomplish things I have pinned, I busted out my friendship bracelet making skills over the weekend. This was super affordable. I already had the headphones (but they were only $14.99 – which I purchased with Amazon credit card rewards), and I dropped a whopping $1.40 on the embroidery thread. (Props to the…

We are Groot

I’m utilizing my rediscovered love for crafting for nifty gifties this Christmas. Recently, I came across a baby Groot made of paper! It is awesome! I only spent $2.50 on fancy paper + $0.20 in pennies to weigh the Groot down. The instructions were pretty easy to follow – and you just need to print…

My Cutesy Christmas Garland

A coworker-friend and I have started a crafty group at work. Our first project: Christmas Garland.  A friend had a fabulous idea of using Christmas lights instead of twine. Here’s the breakdown: Fabric: I got ½ yd of 5 fabrics (all on sale @ Jo-ann Fabric) for a total around $13 (Pro Tip: I also…