No-Money Remodel #2: Living Room (& Good-bye Red!)

For more on my challenge to remodel our house in 2011 with ZERO BUDGET, click here. ********************************************************* Ready or not … After five months of scavenging Craigs List, Freecycle and the local paint recycling center, I finally rounded up enough FREE paint and primer to tackle the upstairs. And since there aren’t any “breaks” from the … Read more No-Money Remodel #2: Living Room (& Good-bye Red!)

Flower planter … from CAKE!

When Mr. Thrive asked if I wanted anything for Mother’s Day, I told him “no” and meant it. The whole go-get-a-camera-thing was more than enough, thankyouverymuch.  But our front porch has been looking a little nekkid … … and seeing all those beautiful Mother’s Day flowers everywhere got me thinking. So I marched down to Lowe’s with a … Read more Flower planter … from CAKE!

Celebrating Someday …

Happy Almost Mother’s Day out there to everyone from me and my half dozen kiddos who test my patience, sanity and soda sobriety daily. This week an entire gallon of milk, three pounds of cereal, a 6.4 oz. tube of Crest Sparkle KIDS toothpaste, two packs of Trident, a box of Crystal Light packs, a Jiffy cornbread … Read more Celebrating Someday …

Last-minute Mother’s Day Cards … from scraps! (with custom envelopes and petal wraps)

Anyone else completely space that Mother’s Day is this weekend? I’m scrambling today to get Mother’s Day cards put together and in the mail by nap time. In the mean time, I thought I’d pass along a quick, no-trip-to-the-store idea that I made last year using only scraps. Last year I made little mini 4” x 4” … Read more Last-minute Mother’s Day Cards … from scraps! (with custom envelopes and petal wraps)