Weekend Work: Kitchen Demo

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you enjoy DLS? I LOST 4 hours of sleep...FOUR HOURS people! Eric went duck hunting way too early and I couldn't fall back asleep after he left. boo. We had a crazy productive weekend....more

To The Manor Retired

    Ah, the humble canning funnel.  One of my best friends in the kitchen.   I should say that I have only canned food once or twice in my life and that is when I acquired this wonderful kitchen tool.  Over the years, I have used this little friend for everything, it seems, but canning. Making up a batch of trail mix and need to transfer it ...more

DIY Fall Home Decor Ideas

Sharing some cute and fragrant Fall home decor ideas: ...more

The "I Love You, But..." Book: A DIY Tool for Communicating with a Spouse with PTSD or TBI

This is the best way that we have found to communicate about issues that we’re having without fighting. Living with someone who has PTSD/TBI means walking on eggshells every day, even when things are great. When there are problems it becomes a total nightmare. He shuts down, but I take the opposite approach and start yelling. Soon neither of us are listening to each other and we both just give up and walk away. Or we fight for a few hours before walking away, wondering if it’s time to call this quits. ...more

Halloween Headband How-To

I'll never excel at craft blogging because of my timing. I do most crafts the day before whatever we are celebrating, never weeks nor months (ha!) ahead.  Being that today is the day before Halloween it's time to get crafty.  ...more

old mansion door for my garden

I had an opportunity to pick thru an old mansion before it was scheduled to be demolished. <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/107072955@N04/10564003106/" title="Untitled by eastcoaststyler, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/10564003106_3fdf1e3368.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Untitled"></a> Here is a door that I salvaged.    ...more

Leggings: Repaired & Ruffled

Ok so no new idea here but I hope that it just reminds everyone that we can all salvage those items with holes, stains, etc  that are perfect otherwise!! Out of laziness I usually scrap those items to the very bottom of the clothing totem pole and consider them the "play clothes that can only be worn around us and NO ONE else." Any-whoooo in case you haven't noticed elbow and knee patches are like mega in style and so darn cute... so I couldn't resist spicing up these little leggings. ...more

DIY Wrinkle Release

DIY Wrinkle Release - Total Cost = $2.00     Easy, simple and very frugal homemade wrinkle release...more