Update: Super sorry about the slip up with the original post title, who knew the letter r could make such a difference. Ahhhhh!!! This is a tip I am going to use a lot! I actually read a post from a friend of mine awhile back with her own tip and my plan was to try her tip and then rave about it to you guys. But I got lazy, as one does. And when I was getting ready to head out to get her ingredients I had a thought.
Hey hey! Happy Friday!! I am going to jump right in and say I feel like we’ve been purging money lately. :( You know, just walking out into the street and throwing my hands up in the air and letting loose handfuls of cash. Then just watching it blow away into the universe. Ugh, I can feel my heart rate increasing as I think about. There aren’t many things less appealing than spending money to this thriftress.
Joel’s birthday was Saturday. To be honest I have to think way too hard to realize exactly how old he is. My bff actually asked me. She’d think it would be a good idea to make a big deal if it was one of those milestone birthdays. You know the ones. The ones that end in 0 or 5.
Hey hey!! How goes it today? One of the most fun things I’ve been able to do since closing on this house is sift through all kinds of goodness that was left in our back yard shed. You know, our big back yard. Admittedly it took me much longer to get to where we are today than it would have, say Joel. As may have been pointed out to me a time or two. ;) But I like old junk and sifting through it all made me think that our shed is a thrift shop. And who doesn’t like to shop for things they’ve already paid for? ;)
Hi there! How are you today? I am doing great. To say that Joel and I are like kids in a candy store settling into our new space is an understatement. We thought we had an understanding about how much we really missed tinkering around a house and yard and creating a space we love. But seriously, even we didn’t realize exactly how much this little move would fill us up. AHHHHHHHH! Yeah, that’s pretty much what it sounds like inside my brain on a regular basis right now. But that’s not to say it’s all warm and fuzzy all the time. I am constantly oscillating between unpacking more boxes and then organizing the madness that has been unpacked. One of my personal priorities is the shed/tool storage and getting everything in order so there is at least a little sense of order when we start tearing apart every room around here. And getting everything out of order. :)
Do you remember the last time you moved? When you unpacked your things in your new house and all these old memories flooded back of those same things on your old space? I’ve been relishing the nostalgia of it all for about a week. With every new box I opened I would uncover some of my favorite upcycling ideas or pallet projects. The palm frond pumpkin made it pretty much unscathed! And all of the pallet art projects need to find a new home here. And then when I found the diy door trough, one of the easiest pallet projects ever, I thought the tutorial was worth resharing. This little gem might just happens to be one of the first bits of pretty around here. After I shared this tutorial I also shared how to reverse image and text in Word and make an easy little Welcome sign for your pallet projects.
Happy, happy Monday! It’s pretty festive around here today since it’s party day!! Note: If you have any areas of your home you’re looking to hide you need to check out our giveaway going on right now here! This giveaway is now closed. Hopefully you’re here to link up your favorite Christmas craft projects from this year. Which means, if you’re here looking for some crafty Christmas inspiration you’re in the right place, too!! If you saw our Christmas mantel … you may have noticed this cute little guy. Late one night, while getting caught up on a few episodes of Revenge … ’cause nothing screams holiday spirit quite like a little revenge … or something like that. ;)
This time of year really is the best, isn’t it?!?! The holiday spirit is in the air, holiday decor is strewn about and holiday cheer is abundant. :) I practically hear carolers singing “Joy to the World” right now. I love that first delve into the Christmas decor and crafting. I like to see what we’ve got from year’s past that still inspires me and try to come up with a few new ideas at the same time. All while I watch my husband roll his eyes at me as I pace to and fro between him and his football, or futball, or whatever sport he’s watching at the time. Hey, this decor thing takes time. You gotta step back, look at it from all angles, scootch it around a bit and then step back for another look … am I right!?! On my decor day we even had the island equivalent of what could be considered a winter storm. Brrrrr! Just kidding I think it did get down to 79 degrees though … which is close to a record low. And the perfect day for dilly dallying around with some Christmas decor I say. So I made a few new driftwood Christmas trees and gave our fall leaf wreath a winter makeover.
Too soon? Did my post on Friday, the little recap of all of the Christmas crafts we did last year, not imply that I had already started the countdown to Christmas? It was supposed to. ;) And, by countdown to Christmas I actually mean countdown to Christmas crafting. And that countdown to Christmas crafting actually came to zero about a week ago. Would that make it T plus 7 days? I don’t know. I’m actually teaming up with a few other incredible bloggers and we’re banding together to bring you 4 creative ways to countdown to Christmas. We’re talkin’ about advent calendars and in my case, an advent tree!
‘Tis the season. The season to get ready for the holiday season. The one where we start to think about how we decorated for the holidays last year … and how we’ll do it this year. I actually started this blog on November 1st last year and pretty quickly joined a crafting competition at Mega Crafty. The challenge was to decorate a tree for under $20. I came up with some pretty fun homemade Christmas ornament ideas that hardly cost me anything. Since there were about 3 of you reading last holiday season, I’ve rounded up what we made to show off our 11 DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas.
This is it. My first ever, one and only, Halloween craft.
I have to admit, it seems kind of out of left field to get so geared up for fall. I mean, we live on a Caribbean island and all. It’s the land of perma-summer. But a tree … yes, a tree … totally caught me off guard yesterday and it had me coming up with fall centerpiece ideas … and then creating a little front door decor. It’s like my personal welcome to fall. With love, summer. :)
Do you live on a Caribbean island where real pumpkins rot in about .2 seconds from the time you leave the grocery store? No? Maybe you’re just looking for a new take on the old Halloween craft project? Or, maybe you’re like me and just love to take something natural and make it into something unique.