Top 7 Things To Look For At Thrift Stores

Top 7 Things To Look For At Thrift Stores

If you don't know where to start when walking into a thrift store, I got you! Here are my top 7 things to look for at thrift stores. I was on Instagram the other day talking about thrift shipping. One of my favorite things to chat about and why not, it's a blast....

Decorating a Kitchen Wall with Cutting Boards

Decorating a Kitchen Wall with Cutting Boards

If you're looking to add some character to your kitchen, try decorating a kitchen wall with cutting boards. The art on the wall between our two kitchen windows was fine, but I really wanted something kitchen related there. Decorating a Kitchen Wall with Cutting Boards...

Spring Decorating with a Lemon Centerpiece

Spring Decorating with a Lemon Centerpiece

Not enough sunshine outside? Need some cheering up on a dreary day? Do some Spring decorating with a lemon centerpiece! Nothing says fresh air, new starts and warm weather like a bunch of lemons. At least that's what comes to mind when I think of a bowl full of fresh...

Transforming My Barrel Chairs with Slipcovers

Transforming My Barrel Chairs with Slipcovers

When I found these chairs I immediately loved them, but transforming my barrel chairs with slipcovers made me love them even more. If you follow design trends then you know that the barrel chair is having a moment. Go to any furniture brand from Target to CB2 and...

4 Tips to Finding Thrift Store Deals

4 Tips to Finding Thrift Store Deals

Our home is filled with thrifted furniture and home decor. When we were first married this was really the only way we could afford to furnish our home. Now years later, I still shop thrift stores because of the high-quality items I find there (they just don't make...

5 Ways to Save Money on Furniture

5 Ways to Save Money on Furniture

Hey friends! So glad to have you stopped by. If you actually came over to our house I'd give you a tour, but only of our first level. If you gave me a whole week's notice I'd give you a full tour. With a family of seven we need a little, make that a lot, of time to...

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Mini Fruit Tart Dessert Recipe

This past weekend my daughters and my son's girlfriend made this mini fruit tart dessert recipe, and they turned out so well. It was a fun project for them and I want to share the process with you! Mini Fruit Tart Dessert Recipe You're family and friends will love...

Seasonal Strategies – Adapting Ficus Care Throughout the Year

Seasonal Strategies – Adapting Ficus Care Throughout the Year

It's my ficus tree's 25th birthday! In honor of my fav plant I'm sharing my Seasonal strategies -adapting ficus care throughout the year. One of my prized possessions is our ficus tree. Twenty five years ago, I was grocery shopping in Connecticut and came across what...

Repurposed Planter Turned Indoor Flower Garden

Repurposed Planter Turned Indoor Flower Garden

When I first saw this piece sitting sadly at the thrift store, I didn't know it would become a repurposed planter turned indoor flower garden. I only knew that I was fascinated by the look of it and wasn't going to pass it by. Over my many thrifting adventures I've...

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4 Reasons to Decorate with Thrifted and Vintage Treasures

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Decorating a Kitchen Wall with Cutting Boards

Decorating a Kitchen Wall with Cutting Boards

If you're looking to add some character to your kitchen, try decorating a kitchen wall with cutting boards. The art on the wall between our two kitchen windows was fine, but I really wanted something kitchen related there. Decorating a Kitchen Wall with Cutting Boards...