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Encouragement from a Wishing Well Project

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Encouragement from a Wishing Well Project

Recently, I was asked to help with decorating for an outdoor engagement party.During a brainstorming session with the hostess, we came up with the idea of a wishing well. The guests would fill out cards with their wishes for the couple and drop them into the well.   It started out simple-just a few bricks and a bucket, but then I looked on Pinterest (does that happen to you?).  I found some pictures of wishing wells made from old tires, and a bigger idea started to form. We had a couple of tires we needed to get rid of.  I...

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Vintage Kitchen Cart Restoration

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Vintage Kitchen Cart Restoration

Recently, I decided to tackle the UFOs (unfinished objects) in my life.  My goal is to finish one per month.  We will see how it goes.   Last month, my choice was a Cosco kitchen cart. I found this vintage, mid-century modern cart rusting away in the shed.  It was covered in nasty, old contact paper, rusted, and the chrome was pitted. But since this type of used cart is selling on-line for $100-$200, I was determined to bring it back to life.   Restoration: -The action of returning something to a former owner, place or condition    - To...

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You get the Whole Bucket for that Price

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You get the Whole Bucket for that Price

Last month, we decided to have a garage sale.  We spent a lot of time going through everything and cleaning out stuff that had acuminated.  Believe me, the garbage men earned their keep for a couple of weeks!  During the sale, a couple came in with two adorable, little boys.  I soon realized that English was not their first language.  I had a bucket filled with toy dinosaurs marked $2 for the bucket.  The mom and boys went through the bucket one by one.  After some discussion, they brought one over to buy.  I told them they got the whole...

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Teapot Garden Art

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Teapot Garden Art

  Last month, we started clearing out our garage in preparation for a garage sale. In one of the cabinets, I found some teapots that had been forgotten. I remembered seeing where teapots were used as garden art, so over to Pinterest I went to check out some ideas. Using these ideas at inspiration, I created my own teapot garden art! I saved some of my favorites to this Pinterest board - check it out.  https://www.pinterest.com/jodeeschrlau/garden-ideas/repurposed-recycled-or-salvaged/   The teapot I choose to use had a chipped spout, so I didn't want to sell it in the garage sale. It was made...

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Stay-at-Home Advantage: A Clearer View

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Stay-at-Home Advantage: A Clearer View

Now that the weather has warmed up, we were able to take the plastic off of our screened-in porch.  Wow, the world outside looks so much clearer now. It is interesting how much a seemingly clear piece of plastic can cloud the view.  With the cold, rain, and dirt, that once clear piece of plastic had become very cloudy. It happened gradually over the winter, a little cloudier every day, so I barely noticed.  But when Steve ripped down that plastic, all of a sudden, we could see clearly again! The grass is greener, the flowers are brighter, even the...

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