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Repurposed Old Window Ideas

Ahh, behold, the first project of 2015. I’m slightly obsessed with old windows; guilty as charged. This one I got from my friend’s fixer-upper in downtown Buffalo, NY. The house was built in 1900. I’m pretty sure it’s the oldest lead glass window I’ve ever had the pleasure of upcycling. But, I’m not going to […]

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Repurposed Christmas Decorations

The holiday season is one time that we overhaul every knick knack and home decor item in our house into a Christmas motif. I’m talking everything. But in keeping with our “green” Christmas efforts, we look for ways to repurpose things we already have and utilize them as holiday decorations. And yes, this post is […]

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How to Upcycle Popcorn Tins

Sorry, I just cannot get off this Christmas in July theme! But now I’m doing a reverse of my previous post. Last Christmas my husband’s cousin gave us a big tin of popcorn when she came to our annual Kick Off Christmas party that we host on Thanksgiving night. We very much enjoyed the popcorn, […]

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Barbie Dream House Makeover – Part 1

Last week I took a chance on a vintage Barbie Dream House Dollhouse. Actually I had no idea it was a Barbie dollhouse when I garbage picked it. And if you recall, I have two sons – not into dollhouses – but who thought it was super cool. The timing of this doll house find […]

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Save Soap from Washing Away

My mother-in-law was the first person to introduce me to combating soap waste. She used to place a sponge under each bar of soap in her home. The sponge was¬†usually trimmed to the exact size of the bar of soap (she was too good!). I thought it was a brilliant idea and I’ve used it […]

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