remove jar labels

Easy Way to Remove Jar Labels

If you’re like me, you save jars for multiple uses around the house. I don’t like leaving the labels on the jars because quite honestly, they’re ugly. I’d like to either have them label-free or use my own pretty labels. I discovered an easy way to remove jar labels that takes little to no time…

memory quilt

Creating a Memory Quilt

This post contains an affiliate link … doesn’t cost you anything but helps us! I love to quilt, but more than that, I love creating a memory quilt. When we moved this last August, we moved a ton of baby and childhood clothes for both of our children. That’s really what took up most of…

sewing a new tote bag

Project: Sewing A New Tote Bag!

I’ve had this beautiful fabric for some time, remnants from a glider we had re-upholstered. I toyed with the idea of making pillows for the couch, etc., but I really wanted a pretty tote bag to carry to church. The one I was using was a sling backpack I sewed from the same fabric, but…

Upcycling Ties Into a Basket

My husband, Johnny, was gifted many ties several years ago and has never worn them. Ever. I asked him if he was going to wear them and he said no, so I confiscated them. I mean, why let a good tie go to waste, right? But, whatever do you do with a bunch of ties?…

re-finishing an old buffet

Re-Finishing a Buffet

One of the things I’ve been working on here at our new home is updating our furniture, in particular, re-finishing a buffet. I was gifted a piece of furniture from my sister many years ago. It’s a buffet her grandmother owned. I’ve used it as a changing table/dresser for each of my children. It’s held…

Upcycling Old Sweaters Into a Quilt

Recently I’ve been going through a tremendous amount of our children’s baby clothes. I mean, we had 3-4 boxes of old baby clothes in our attic. Some were stained, others were special clothes, but all had sweet memories associated with them.¬†Instead of keeping them for our grandchildren (which is a LONG way from now), I…

10+ Uses for Mason Jars

I love mason jars – they’re the glass version of duct tape. ¬†There are more than 100 different ways to use them. We use them for all kinds of things in our home, including: Drinking glasses Candle jars Salt and pepper shakers (simply tiny poke holes in the lid of each shaker with a nail…

Saving Money Re-Purposing Kids Clothes

We went through the kids’ clothes last week in preparation for fall/winter clothes. It’s only early August and 100 degrees but we are all ready for cooler weather! Last spring I modified some of the kids’ clothes. James’ jeans became jean shorts and Lauren’s winter shirts became short-sleeve summer tees.As I went through Lauren’s clothes,…

From Purse to Clothespin Hanger

My dad recently gave me a few things from his sister, my Aunt Alma, who died almost two years ago. She was such a sweet lady and led an adventurous life with her husband, Billy. One of the things he gave us was a Mexican purse that Alma had for many years. I didn’t really…