Creative Ideas

Advent Calendar Idea

As we begin unpacking the boxes of Christmas decorations and getting ready for the holidays. I found a sweet project for an magnetic Advent calendar that you might want to try with your family. It uses decorative papers and little candy favor tins (found at most craft stores in the cake decorations). The idea I found online at Makoodle has a free download for the number papers as well as instructions. It also has a download for papers for little activities to have inside the tins.If you don’t have the metal 12 by 12 sheet the tutorial mentions, an old […]

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Muppet Movie Celebration – Fun Everyday Ideas

Tomorrow, the latest Muppet Movie hits theaters and our family has always liked the Muppets. I was born the year Sesame Street started, and I grew up watching that and the Muppet Show. I can’t wait to see the new movie! I couldn’t resist sharing this practical and fun idea for a muppet party.  Aren’t these cakes and cookies from Amy at Living Locurto adorable? The post from Amy includes free printables, decoration ideas, lots more snack ideas, and lots of fun. See the full post for tutorials.

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Transformation Tuesday- Crochet T Shirt Rug

What do you do with a pile of T-shirts that have a rip or a stain but are otherwise in good shape? Make a rug! At least that’s what Shawna at A Very Dandoislion Life did. She shows how to cut the T-shirts into strips and make T-shirt yarn. Then she crocheted them into rugs. I love the colors. Photo belongs to A Very Dandoislion Life Photo belongs to A Very Dandoislion Life Check out the full post at A Very Dandoislion Life for the tutorial. Shawna bought T-shirts at the thrift store, but I could see cleaning out my […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Sneak Peak

I SO wanted to be able to show you my finished transformation today, but alas, paint can’t be hurried. Ok. I had some other delays too. But, while I watch my chalkboard paint dry, here’s a sneak peak at the before and after transformation I’m working on.     Michelle Trash to Treasure Decorating View the full post at http://www.trashtotreasuredecorating.com

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Transformation Tuesday – Even Functional Spaces Can Look Better

We live in an unusual house. Our “family room” is really an old church sanctuary. The house is basically a ranch house (the former parsonage) attached to an old country church. We use that sanctuary for storage, and a big game room for teenagers…this week it will be used to host a post-homecoming party for teens. A while back, my husband installed a wood stove so we could heat the 44 by 24 foot room without huge cost. We followed all of the necessary precautions to make it fireproof, but we went for function, not beauty. After all, the room […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Chair Restoration

I found this amazing transformation and just had to share it with you. Bernice (aka Belinda) from Hey Bernice! found a set of chairs by the side of the road and rescued them from the big green trash truck monster. Smart snatch there, Bernice! You’ve go an eye for T2T value. Bernice took the chairs from this… …to this! I still can’t get over how amazing that is. Check out Bernice’s full post so you can see just what she did to create this stunning transformation. And Bernice, we know the satisfaction of transforming something. We know. Michelle Trash to […]

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Practical Advice on How to Clean Your Stove Top

It’s everyday Tuesday and I’d like to share a quick cleaning tip with you. If you’ve never taken  your stove top apart and cleaned it, I think it’s about time! Many people don’t realize that you can pull apart your traditional stove without damaging anything. I just finished canning the last load of tomatoes for the season and canning can leave a lot of icky stains on the white stove top. When I put the canner away at the end of the summer, I like to give a stove a polish and shine. That’s polish, not Polish, lest those of […]

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Transformation Tuesday – Garden Rake Turned Wall Hanging

I confess, I have an addiction to rake heads. I picked up my first one for $1 at a thrift sale and brought it home to see if I could come up with something to do with it. I hung it on the wall and put some dried flowers and a few garden tools on it. Later, I would add it to one of my window art creations. Then I bought another one at a yard sale. This time, I hung a mini quilt on it and used the top part for a picture easel. You’d think that was enough, […]

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Celebrate the Little Things – It Brings Great Happiness

Sometimes, little things make me immensely happy. The other day, when I was freezing corn from the garden, I started cutting the kernels off the cobs with a big knife, but then I remembered a tool I had found at a yard sale earlier in the summer. I found a corn cob cutter slicer stripper knife (yah, I know it has a crazy long name) for 25 cents at a garage sale. This was the best 25 cents I’ve ever spent. within 15 minutes, I had a big pail of blanched corn off the cob. The cutter is designed to […]

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I Just Keep Finding Ideas for Old Fans

A few weeks ago, I showed several ideas from fellow bloggers for upcycling broken fans. Here’s another one! Rose is a self-proclaimed curb shopaholic and she made this sassy little planter from an old fan and a coat tree. Be sure to check out the full post for details from Confessions of a Curbshopaholic. Thanks for the great idea Rose! Now, I’m off shopping for the day. At yard sales of course! My boys and I are stopping by a few sales before we do our school shopping. I hope to find some T2T steals to share with you all. […]

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