Let's Get This Party Started!

My first BlogHer post!  Wooo!  I hope I'm doing it right...all those tag things are new to me.  I just clicked everything that applied to me.  We'll see how that turns out!...more

You should select the tags that apply to each particular post - not to you in general or not ...more

Beautiful Blinds For Your Arched Windows

Blog Party and Le Creuset GIVEAWAY worth $66.95!!

Just to let you gals know I am having a fabulous Le Creuset giveaway worth $66.95!!For your chance to win go check my blog at:BirdCrafts.blogspot.comBirdBirdCrafts.blogspot.com...more

Thrift shops are not just for shoppers.

I’m not fond of shopping but I’m crazy about thrift shops.  When I visit a new town, it’s one of the side trips I always take.  I ask locals to point me in the direction of as many thrift shops as I can fit into a schedule.  I’m not a good retail browser.  Here’s my idea of shopping for new items: 1) Need a thing. 2) See a thing. 3) Ask do you have that thing in my color, size, price? 4)  If yes, I’m out of there in minutes. 5) If not, I can live without it.    ...more

It's really habit forming, isn't it?  Exciting to fall in love with something and ...more

We Like Shiny Things

Bossy asked for a 10-word description of a household project that has been avoided for a considerable time. Like, 10 years. Ten words. Ha. If a run-of-the-mill picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture of this is worth at least twice that. So, 10 words? No can-do....more

Turquoise – the color of 2010

British decoration center Dulux named the main color for 2010 and this is Turquoise!...more

[ReDeemed] Tablescape Thursday #1

I admit.  I've been lurking in the shadows.  I've been admiring your tables from afar.  I've been sad that I could not pull up a chair and join you. ...more

Kiddo's Big Kid Room Redo for his 5th birthday

My son is 5 years old today. He is very excited about being a Big Kid. For Christmas Santa brought Kiddo a new comforter, pillow, 2 posters, & a new night light, all with a Racing/Cars theme.One of the posters is NASCAR and the other features Disney Cars. I made a pennant valance out of black & white checked fabric for his window. The night light is a glass block with tiny white lights inside. The back is painted solid black & the front has a pair of racing flags on it. I made it myself & it turned out pretty good....more

Another good reason to keep newspapers alive - for the sales circulars

I spend hours online but I’m still a newspaper junkie.  Online shopping lets me research anything I’m thinking about buying.  And then there are all the juicy comments which are often called "reviews."  Ha!   I start off examining customers’ comments and then I stop at a review where someone is telling a harrowing story about exactly what happened the night they brought their new mattress home. Sagging!  Sides collapsing!  Back pain! Co-sleepers sniping at each other in the morning! ...more

I hate shopping. I'm thrifty and don't really want to buy anything - ever. But I do like sale ...more