Some Disabled People Won't be Eligible for Minimum Wage Increase

Sorry to get political right off the bat, but I'm a little annoyed right now. At President Barack Obama and his promise to raise the minimum wage in the United States.Don't get me wrong. I support any sort of initiative that will raise the minimum wage in the US. I've been following this issue ever since I learned that the current minimum wage in the US is only $7.25. It's been over $10.00 in Ontario (where I live) for years, going up to $11 in June. Heck, student minimum wage in Ontario in 1998 (the last time I worked as a student in Ontario) was $8....more

How and Where to Donate

It seems as if we all have too much stuff and not enough space.  It doesn’t matter how much you make, or how big your house is, we all fight the battle of clutter day in and day out.  So its time to really think about what is taking up space in your home.  Do you love your possessions?  Do you use them?  Many times, knowing that someone will be able to use your items better than you can is enough to help you get rid of some of those under used or unwanted items.  Below you will find some ways to donate and even make some money from your old items....more

Thrift Store Finds: Dog Bed Krylon Upcycle

Growing up, I hated wicker.  It was mainly due to the fact that, in the 80s/90s, it only came in a white, Shabby Sh*t Chic look or a natural wood color.  Then, Pottery Barn came along and introduced me to darker wicker and I was all "Heeeeeey!"  Fast forward to last week - I was trolling through Goodwill, looking for wreaths to makeover (future post to come), when I found *this*:...more

Guest Room via Thrift Shops & Yard Sales

 Guest Room #3 ...more

Use Goodwill with Good Will

Being the holiday season, we've made a few trips to Goodwill, dropping off old, unused toys, and picking up new (to us) ones!I'm not really big into huge causes and I can't contribute much to society at this point in my life, but I love Goodwill because it's an easy and local way to show my kids that giving is not only important, it's also fun.We've been going since they were two. I bring them with me so that they understand that their toys and clothes don't just 'disappear,' they go to other people....more

DIY Velvet Pumpkins

After seeing all these "LOVE"ly velvet pumpkins around blogland I set out to make some beauties of my own! The materia...more

Pardon The Interruption

Yesterday, I took a self-indulgent moment and wallowed in my Christmas funk.  Although the funk hasn't passed, the moment has.  I have no wish to pull anyone else in with me and need to pull myself out....more

Book Fetish

Yesterday I went book shopping.  Books to me are like shoes are to other woman.  When I am surrounded by books I feel safe and at ease.  Alas reader!  It is time to admit to my all consuming book fetish. You see?  Books have always been alive and magical to me.  If trapped on a desert island I would rather have a person than a book, but it's a very close contest....more
Everytime The Carolina Chocolate Drops come to my area their shows sell out quickly. I think a ...more

I Bought My Clothes for BlogHer '11 at Goodwill

I have done almost all my BlogHer '11 shopping this year at Goodwill. And no, I'm not making that up....more
100% of my husband's clothes (excluding underwear & socks) are thrifted. 100%. We found a ...more