Frugal Living: Garden Savings

pink tulips

Today was a beautiful day, nearly reached 70º and sunny.  It was wonderful to be out thrifting...I did go a little nuts ...and all the treasures are outside in my car hidden away:-{.  No matter what passion I'm involved in, I approach it frugally.  Frugal Living is a new series, about how I live on […]

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Out Junkin

flower picture

Just because I haven't posted about my out junkin finds doesn't mean I haven't been out looking for treasures! The minimum I head out is once a week, but I like to go out twice :-{. With Easter almost upon us, and spending a lots of time out in the greenhouse, I'm just going to […]

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Our Easter Tablescape

Warwick china small plates

Easter is this Sunday, and I rarely set our tablescape before, but last night I did.  The Charmer is a small, cozy home,  and setting a table a week before is typically out of the question.  I use the dining table for crafting and a transition place to hold treasures that need a permanent home.  […]

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Easter Cupcakes

Easter Cupcakes

I can't believe Easter is only a week away! Sometimes I wonder where does all the time go, because I don't get done anywhere near what I should. No one has ever said I don't repeat myself, but I do, a lot, and I won't break the habit now. So if you don't know already....I […]

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Milk Glass Collection

Scalloped rim ribbed milk glass vase

Milk glass started appealing to me a few years back... and seems to be growing lately.  I love it...but do I really need another obsession?  Last summer is when it really "got" a hold of me .  I was at vintage yard sale and she had several pieces that I haven't run across while thrifting.  […]

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For The Birds Spring Mantel

vintage blue birds

Yesterday and today the suns been out and melting the 5" of snow that was dumped on us Sunday.  It's the perfect time to decorate for Spring and Easter. Since I can't work in the garden yet I was able decorate the buffet, mantel and and complete two other projects!  It's not often I'm ahead... […]

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Master Gardening Seed Starting


Depending on what area you live it can be time to start your is for me.  So I thought it's a good time to do this master gardening post on Seed Starting. I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, […]

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A Frugal Craft and A Spring Foyer

Spring Flower Pot

It's exciting that Spring is officially here..if only the weather would be too! Last week's weather was a teaser, some beautiful days and of course today is dreary and cold and snow is predicted for tomorrow. But the hope of spring's eternal inspired me to make a frugal craft and decorate our Spring foyer. This […]

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Quick Chinese Chicken Corn Soup

Chinese Chicken Corn Soup

If you don't know already I love soup...of any kind...especially during the cooler weather.  Just about every day we have one kind of soup or another and today we had Chinese Chicken Corn Soup. Follow

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Our Master Bedroom Reveal

vintage luggage

Our master bedroom remodel took over 3 years to complete and about that long to finally share our master bedroom reveal today.....seriously this was the toughest task we took on in so many different ways. Last August I shared a Sneak Peak intending to do a reveal right after.  But I had to go back […]

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