Okay…okay….this black binder may look familiar. Yes this is the one I used for my ‘jaunt’ into extreme couponing. By jaunt I mean only a few short months before I decided that for me it was more work than it was worth. Kudos to those who have time for all of that…I found I saved(…)
Continuing my use of burlap! Today I wanted to share with you an electric candle I added a bit of embellishment too recently to continue forward progress on the hutch in the dining room. Everything here I got at a yard sale. This electric candle I got at a yard sale last Saturday for 2(…)
Trying to play with textures in my decor as i’m slowly and finally finding I think what is ‘my style’ for my kitchen. Decided to make a runner for my hutch out of some burlap I didn’t know I had on hand in my fabric stash. As you can see, I had a huge piece of burlap in my stash! I(…)
Made this flower arrangement this past weekend that I wanted to share. I’m estimating the whole thing only cost me less than 5 bucks to make. A couple years ago, I found a pack of floral foam at a yard sale for a buck. Last year sometime I found these tulips at Michaels on their clearance rack(…)
Glad to be back after a bit. Been doing a lot of behind the scenes work on my site to try to make blogging easier (like automatic watermarks on photos), and it’s yard sale season so most Saturday mornings I’ve been out and about stocking up on supplies I’ve came across at a good price so thought I’d share a couple items(…)
Starting a new category…don’t know why this one wasn’t a given earlier than now. It’s a category on my photography. I love taking photos and i’m always trying to get better. Here are some photos I took recently of my favorite tree a weeping cherry. It’s only this color for a shortwhile and every year(…)
Quick post about organization today. I have these mason jars i found over the years at yard sales. I fill them with my supplies and put them on top of a lazy susan which i also found at a yard sale. That way i can easily rotate it if need be to get to what(…)
Ever since i made these for the first time as a christmas eve appetizer in december, family has been requesting them of me for any gatherings so i thought i’d share the recipe! 1 lb of bacon (be sure to get a pack that is more lean than fatty) I use oscar meyers. 1 pk.(…)
Enjoying the fresh air. Happy sunday everyone.
For a few days my website will look alittle goofy…broken…call it what you will! That is just me designing LIVE to the website for all to see! I’ll switch back to the previous theme in between ‘work sessions’…so bear with the rigmarole! Thank you for visiting my website! ~Jeannie
Not sure if this is done everywhere, but at our local school it’s not ‘Valentines Day’ it’s ‘Friendship Day’. Also, they are called ‘Friendship Cards’. Anywhoo, I wanted to do this idea I found on a blog last year but didn’t get too until now. I love how they turned out but it was not(…)
I finally got up to my sisters to take a few pictures of the chair cushions I made her from a pottery barn tablecloth to see what they looked like in place. We’re very open with opinions in our family, and the main critique we all had was I should have made the cushions a(…)
Quilting stage. Going slow but steady. Wishing right about now to have held out for a larger throat on my new sewing machine but I think if I would have chosen a simplier quilting pattern, it would have been easier going. There are small red squares in the corners of the inner border. I’ll just(…)
When I’m working on a project, sometimes I assembly line the the punching so i have more than i need. That way if i’m working on anything in the future that would require that particular punch or die cut, it would be quicker to create. So I needed something to store these little beauties into(…)
Here is another progress report on my log cabin quilt. Never stop rearranging your blocks until you get that ‘perfect’ feeling! Which I did with this arrangement. At first, I had this arrangement below in mind from the very beginning…but once I got them sewn and laid out it just didn’t seem right…(…)
It’s the 13th but i’m still working on this quilt but i’ve gotten so far with it I wanted to share. I’m done making all 20 blocks and here they are. The birthday party at least got delayed until next weekend so i do have at least this week to get it done. Again…wish me(…)
I’m starting a new category on repurposing. Here is something i just realized earlier today. In FINALLY putting away my christmas decor (please tell me I’m not the only one) I realized I had some gift bags i got gifts in this year that I could reuse the tissue paper in them to protect my(…)
Another great family share from my neice. Dressing up a simple pudding snack for the kiddos! A little food coloring and some oreo crumbled on top goes a long way!
Woe is me being someone who actually cut into a Pottery Barn tablecloth! But alas, this was requested of me by my sister so i’m off the hook. This project really came together like it was meant to be. Here are some details. My sister around last September or so gave me this very large(…)
This is definetly belated but wanted to make a quick post about my nieces reindeer cupcakes! You can tell these were made by a perfectionist!
Happy new year! I’m going to start off this year with a new quilting project…and one that I need to get done in a couple weeks so the challenge is on for me. It’s for a birthday present for my mom that I decided on while Connecting Threads was having their 50% off end of(…)