Field Trip ~ Going Junking
After following The Renewed For You Shoppe on Facebook for awhile and enjoying their posts, I found out they are only fifteen minutes away from me! How good does it get? I can shop local and find the kinds of vintage and rustic items I love, too. Driving up, I could see this was my
Winter Outdoor Decor ~ Use what you have!
Want to decorate for winter and have it last a few months? Use what you have in the yard already! Birdhouses, garden accents, seed heads and cut greens will do the trick! Repurposing keeps your costs to a minimum ( I spent no money at all on the decorations in this post) and lend a
DIY ~ Make Music Sheet Christmas Trees
Recently, I saw some little Christmas trees made with just paper, a wooden dowel, a spool of thread and some buttons. I couldn’t find directions, so I fooled around and figured them out for myself. Here’s what I came up with so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel yourself! Aren’t they just as
Chalk Paint Magic ~ There’s Money in the Basement!
True confession time!! I frequent local garage and estate sales and buy “projects” that I never seem to get around to. Do you, too? At the time that I buy them, these odds and ends seem like diamonds in the rough. Later, I realize that there isn’t any perfect spot in the house or I
Decorate for Fall Naturally!
How do you decorate for Fall without spending a lot of money? Go natural! Find a good farm stand or farmer’s market nearby and purchase just a few select items to mix with your own garden abundance. For these window boxes, I only used one large ornamental Kale, one medium-sized pumpkin, four interesting colorful gourds
Field Trip ~ Inn at Perry Cabin
Our son and daughter-in-law totally surprised us recently with a two-night stay at the luxury resort, Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland. Owned by Belmond (formerly Orient-Express Hotels), the original manor house was built in 1816 and has been enlarged over time to its present 78 rooms. We drove up to the hotel through
Lamps with a Gardener’s Touch
I’ve had a couple yard sale lamps on the potting bench in our garden room for sometime now. My intent was to find some wonderful shades to replace the stained and torn existing ones. But, do you know how much lamp shades cost? Especially the cute gardening themed ones, that I thought I wanted, were
Loving Touches ~ Create an elegant wedding for less!
Want an elegant wedding but you are trying to keep the costs down and work within a budget? Well, I’ve been there! My son and his sweetheart really wanted something more than backyard nuptials and a barbeque for their summer wedding. Our sweet daughter-in-law-to-be also happens to be an interior designer and her whole firm
Snowman Ornaments ~ from golfballs!
This is such an easy holiday craft, you probably won’t even need to read the directions! Lots of fun to make with kids, these quick and easy little snowmen are great party favors, package toppers or gifts. All you need is baby socks, used golf balls, glue and markers! Let’s get crafting! Directions: Cut the
Field Trip ~ Ashland Reiki & Wellness Center
Up on the train to the Boston-area this week to help my sister. Hannah Stein, celebrate the opening of her new shop, Ashland Reiki & Wellness Center. Located in a historic building at 54 Front Street in Ashland, Massachusetts, this new boutique is what shopping local is all about. If you enjoy small shops with personal service,
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