I’m a huge improviser when I decorate my home. I always try to find a new purpose for things I already own. For example, I use a fishbowl for everything from a vase to storage for my Keurig Kcups. I love framing cards and quotes so instead of spending $20 on a frameable quote from a retail store, I just make my own.
I spent Saturday afternoon with my best friend Shannon decorating our home for the holidays. I know how to do the basic fill a bowl with ornaments decorating, but Shannon has creative ideas for days. I bought a pack of vintage-inspired bottle brush village trees and searched Pinterest for inspiration on how to build little villages.
I’m not sure why I fell off the DIY bandwagon. For a while, I was consistently making things and sharing them on the blog. I had such an inspiring visit with my cousin in New York City this weekend and I think I left energized to try something creative again. To say this was an easy project is an understatement.
What good is a treasured card in a box? Framing special cards is one of my favorite and easiest DIY projects. My friend Shannon sends the most beautiful and thoughtful cards and I hate to clutter my fridge with things so I simply find a frame at the thrift store and place them around my house. We did this with some of our engagement and wedding cards too.
Thrifters always have a dramatic story about an incredible find. I have tons of them, including the time I followed a woman around the store to see if she was going to put a pair of shoes back and once forgoing the restroom to grab a sequined skirt off the new arrivals rack. This ladder shelf was no exception.
The first thing I thought of when I was brainstorming decor ideas for my Spice pop-up collection at the new Goodwill boutique was a marquee inspired sign. I’ve found there are three ways to do this: the super cool semi-hard way with real lights, the easy way with ornaments glued inside the letters, and the super easy way with ornaments on the outside of the letters.
So here’s the deal: I love having fresh flowers around the house but am usually too cheap to buy them because you know, they add up in cost and die in a week. Anytime I have a bouquet, I typically split it up and distribute the mini bouquets in rooms throughout the house.
October’s thrift challenge was not only a Halloween theme but it was a special reader’s challenge! We asked you to submit your adult thrifted costumes to Dina’s Days and kids costumes to Something to be Found to win a prize. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos!
For this challenge, I set out to thrift my Carmen Miranda costume, also known as Lady with the Tutti Frutti Hat.
Whether you’re looking for a pre-made costume or hoping to piece one together using second-hand clothes, Goodwill is the place for all of your Halloween needs.
a ‘before’ picture of my patio
I’m not kidding when I say that for a year, my deck made my house look like a vacant home. I’m embarrassed to have let it go for so long. I’m talking cushions staked up high, dead flowers, spiders – you name it.