Thrifted, gifted and sifted: queen ann side table

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Thankful for little gifts This little gem was a gift that I was eager to get my hands on even though it reminded me of a happy spider (Is it the angle of the shot?). A nice solid wood Queen Ann side table with a small drawer. The structure was sound, only the legs were […]

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Tomacogar pasta salad

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Need a quick meal in less than 20 minutes? Experimenting over the weekend, I whipped up a nice vegetarian dish that works as a meal or side. I dubbed it Tomacogar. Why? It was an attempt at word-smooshing tomato, corn and garlic grass. Yeah … Yeah, I know—but it does call to mind exotic places […]

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Beef, tomato and chickpea stew

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Keeping you warm The dog days of summer are on the way out with Fall just around the corner. Although my house is home to a few voracious vegetarians, we still like to keep our merry¬†meat-eaters happy too. So here’s one of my easy and tasty dishes that will help keep you and your loved […]

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What makes Lowe’s direct mail so good?

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Little presents in the mail If you don’t know by now, I’m pretty into DIY, crafting, drawing, etc. I love myself some power tools. If I could carry my orbital sander, paint and brushes with me wherever I go—I would. When the hubby brought in the mail recently, there was a visual treat waiting for […]

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DIY Project: Hanging or desktop water bottle terrarium

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Too many plastic bottles Happy Labor Day, everyone! Let’s have some DIY crafting fun. My in-laws will occasionally purchase bottled water for our little one. In particular, Aqua Pod water, which is¬†designed for kids. We don’t purchase bottled water ourselves, but I must admit that I fell in-love with the Aqua Pod’s design. It’s so […]

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Thrifted, gifted and sifted: Wooden Horse makeover

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Refurbing fiend! I’ve been on a refurbising kick over the past few days, and have managed to paint two pieces: a little Queen Anne side table (future post) and this lovely little fellow Craig’s List … a place of inspiration When I found this little guy on Craig’s List, I instantly fell in love. He […]

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Thrifted, gifted and sifted: 6-drawer wood dresser makeover

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Taking the plunge and forsaking old excuses I finally got off my butt and did it. I refurbished my first piece of furniture. It was a huge undertaking. I thought I’d never finish. I have a habit of starting projects then letting them fall by the wayside (sound familiar?). But in self-defense, I had a […]

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