DIY: A Roaring 20s Headband

Last night was a dear friend’s 30th birthday party. The theme was “Saying Goodbye to Her Roaring 20’s,” which meant figuring out a little themey dress-up! I did some hunting around Pinterest for inspiration, and realized quickly that if I wanted to do finger waves, I was going to need a lot of time and […]

DIY necklace storage

Makeover Monday: Cheap & Easy Jewelry Organization

Necklaces: Because our home has been utter chaos over the last week, I felt the need to assert some control over what I could. Ignited by that -AND- the need to do some spring cleaning, I tackled the rats’ nest that was my jewelry drawer. I didn’t want to spend any money, and use whatever […]

Makeover Monday: Shade Upgrade

I’ve mentioned before that we moved into a 107 year old house last summer, right? Well, the family who lived there before did a renovation in the late 1990’s…and that’s where the house has stayed since. I’m hesitant to embark on any major updates since we’re planning to do some renovations and upgrades soon and […]

Desk Makeover: after

Makeover Monday: Refurbish, Don’t Refinish

I found this well-loved desk in Goodwill months ago. I grabbed it for $15, knowing it just needed a little TLC. It’s smaller than a regular desk, perfect for an elementary school-aged student (or a hall table until then…). I loved the shape and the little details (brass keyhole, pull-out writing surface), and wanted to […]

Thriftaholism: There is No Cure

Hi, I’m Jen. And I’m a Thriftaholic. After discovering the awesomeness that is the Goodwill in my new ‘hood, I find myself wandering over there 1-2x/week. ┬áThis is an addiction I have no desire of curing, however. I abide by a few rules in my prowling: – Will it serve a function in our home? […]