Spring Cleaning and Gardening Tips {My Healthy Home}

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Spring Cleaning It’s here ~ finally ~ SPRING and that means it’s time to start cleaning and not just cleaning the everyday things we think of but those down and dirty icky things we have in our home {see my icky laundry tub below…and then the CLEAN version!}.  It’s also time to start thinking GARDENING(I am shouting when I use those capital letters with joy) and I have a gardening tip to share that was told to me by an {Read More}

How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts

Upscale a Basket with Leather Belts

 How to Upcycle a Basket with Old Leather Belts If you know me you know that I have a bit of an addiction.  Okay….a bunch of addictions.    A few of my addictions listed in no particular order…….. Baskets ~ almost any size, any type, any style…I love them and always have.   Books and magazines ~ I could start my own Book Mobile and be a Heroine to an entire generation of readers with all of the books and {Read More}

Sensational Folding Furniture Ideas

Folding furniture Ideas @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Folding Furniture ~think grandma’s card table and chairs, ironing boards and step stools just to name a few.  You can find folding furniture for a steal at yard sales and thrift stores and take it up a few notches for next to nothing $$$$ cash-wise. I have a board filled with inspiration at Hometalk. I included my burlap, spray paint and iron on transfer folding chair on the board but found so many other great ideas ~ a chalkboard wooden {Read More}

My Trash to Treasure Garden Bench

Garden Bench ~ Trash to Treasure @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Garden Bench/Weight bench redo ~ less than $15.00 ~ trash to treasure  Years ago I worked out with weights {when I say years I means y-e-a-r-s}.  I loved it but soon there was no time in my life for that so I gave away all of the weights and kept the bench ~ I’m a semi-hoarder.  I covered the weight bench with a red gingham fabric and wrapped the legs in a country cow fabric ~ stick with me here….country {Read More}

Chalkboard Coffee Table Redo

Chalkboard Coffee Table @cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Are you ready for a fun and functional makeover?  My niece and her husband moved and asked me if I wanted their old coffee table….heck yes!  The coffee table I had in my living room was a BIG square gallery table with glass and drawers which at one time was perfect for the room but now it was just too big so my niece’s coffee table was perfect and I could put baskets underneath to hold the kid’s school books {Read More}

Make Your Own Carpet & Mattress Powder ~ Homemaking 101 Week #2

Housekeeping Powder ingredients

When I change my sheets and wash my bed linens I like to spray the mattress, sheets, blankets and pillows with a linen spray.  I also, twice a year ~ once in the spring and once in the fall ~ like to sprinkle a fragrant baking soda mixture on my mattresses and pillows, letting it sit for about an hour.  I then use my vacuum cleaner with attachment to vacuum away the baking soda leaving a light clean scent behind. {Read More}

Repurposed Hay Racks ~ Towel Holder

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I have been in the process for over a year now of updating my bathroom on a less than a shoe string budget.  Someday, I would love to show you ALL the pictures.  My problem is…I sometimes FORGET to take the before pictures.  I get started doing something on a whim and then remember that I have a blog {it’s only been 3 1/2 years OIIIIII!!!!} and then think how awesome it would be if I had before pictures.  I {Read More}

5-Minute T-Shirt Pillowcase

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My boys have so many t-shirts….most that have seen better days.  One of the boys had a shirt I was particularly fond of {I love the silly thing!} and couldn’t part with no matter how hard I tried.  It had a tear underneath one of the arm pits that could not be patched but the rest of it was in pretty good shape.  I had the idea that it was about the size of a standard pillowcase and already had {Read More}

Shabby Chic Christmas

Think out of the box and let the non-traditional side of you run wild.  Pick up a box of vintage ornaments, crepe paper, glitter, and create something that is one a kind!  Here are some ideas to inspire you. Crepe paper Christmas tree with tutorial!!!! via Creative Chaos via Velvet Strawberries Vintage Christmas In~the~Pink via BHG {three above} via Georgia Peachez Wreath Blog Papier mache showman via The Little Things via The Robin and Sparrow and these were mine from {Read More}

One Dozen {12} Quick, Easy and Cute Halloween Craft and Decorating Ideas

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What to do with a box of marshmallow ghosts? Isn’t this adorable? A jar, some lovely rubber stamps, ribbon and some Marshmallow Peeps…}are they still peeps if they are ghosts?} This is from Disney Suits Me. Paper Bag Bowls Recycled paper bags from The Long Thread. Fabric Bags made from thick wool felt with a tutorial via Domesticali {you could also use some inexpensive felt…they might not be as cute as this, though!} Free printable tags from Living Locurto Luminaries {Read More}

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