What Not To Toss Weekend: Make mittens & hats from old sweaters!

Remember this little sweater that became a cardigan? Well it’s too small for kid #6 and has a few stains here and there which makes passing it down to younger kids a no-go. Time to trash that striped number, right? Wait! Don’t toss that! With a little Edward Scissorhands love, that sweater or cardigan can yield mittens … Read more What Not To Toss Weekend: Make mittens & hats from old sweaters!

Make a Tree Skirt out of a Girls Dress in 10 minutes flat!

Do you remember this little Easter dress that I refashioned for Christmas last year? Well baby girls has grown  a lot this year and it’s too short now. I set her dress aside in the donate pile until my older daughter freaked out. “Mom! You’re not recycling this??!” And I love that she wanted to recycle this. Plus the kids … Read more Make a Tree Skirt out of a Girls Dress in 10 minutes flat!

Super Duper Cheap Back To School Clothes

Happy Back To School! For the first time in eleven long years, all six of my kiddos are in school—five in elementary and one in preschool! (Please pause for Party Rock Anthem) That means that I now have dedicated time to get back to spending some quality time over here at Thrive while my kids have a blast … Read more Super Duper Cheap Back To School Clothes

How NOT to paint a vinyl floor–Epic FAIL

Thanks for your kind comments on my door painting fail – so glad I’m not the only one who’s screwed up a DIY project. And I’ll give a quick disclaimer right now: painting your floors can look AWESOME and is a great solution for a cheap face lift until you can replace flooring outright. However … Read more How NOT to paint a vinyl floor–Epic FAIL