Category Archives: bargains

Thrifty skirt makeover

I get hand-me-downs for Katrina which we really appreciate. Occasionally something comes our way and it’s really too dated. She received a jumper (remember those?) which was made of a nice blue and black plaid. I really liked the fabric … Continue reading

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Before – bedroom furniture

I have been meaning to post this for quite awhile, but never got to it for a variety of reasons. I’d like to show you the power of paint to radically change the look of furniture. This February we’ll reach … Continue reading

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Blue shoes and happiness

If you are a female type reading this blog, there’s a pretty good chance you like shoes. I am guilty of that fascination, and as the purchasing parent (aka shopper) I get to fulfill that desire without necessarily filling my … Continue reading

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