Don’t be afraid: Grow succulents in a coffee can

  Notorious among my family and friends for killing every bit of live vegetation that has ever had the misfortune of ending up in my house, I am an eternal optimist and continue to find a way to include them in my life.  A few weeks ago, I saw a picture of some beautiful succulents [...]

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close up wreath blog

The “Day after Christmas” Christmas Post

Each year, I have nothing but good intentions as the holiday season approaches:  Let’s carve all of our Jack-o’-Lanterns using patterns designed by medieval monks, or bake 300 dozen cookies with ingredients found at no fewer than 4 stores in 3 area codes, and because we have all of this “extra” time, we can make our [...]

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Full view bathroom

How a spray of Tilex turned into a complete bathroom renovation…and nobody got hurt.

There I was, minding my own business, like I always do, when I noticed a bit of mildewy looking shoe molding by the bathtub in my kid’s bathroom.  When a spray of Tilex didn’t clear it right up, I made the fateful decision to just “see” how damaged the molding really was.  Crowbar in hand [...]

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My cheat sheet

Which is which: Aqua vs Turquoise

So, until this morning I was under the impression that I was crystal clear (hehehe) on the difference between aqua and turquoise. Turns out that after a little research, I had it ALL wrong.  After I retrieved my blown mind from across the room, we (and by “we” I mean Mr. Trash to Treasure)  put [...]

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I think Jean Harlow would feel right at home here, don't you?

A vanity table worthy of its name

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve wanted a vanity. A good and proper vanity. Something like this:     For some strange reason, vanities went out of favor (I blame the advent of the gigantic bathroom) and the dream semi-died.  Until I found this:     She was a terrific deal ($15) but [...]

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