Refashioned Shoes = One of a Kind Shoes

You find the perfect outfit, your hair looks amazing and the stars were in perfect alignment because your makeup is fabulous. And then you arrive to your destination only to find that someone is wearing the exact pair of shoes you chose. Gasp, shudder, the HORROR! With refashioned shoes, you will no longer have to…

Book Subscription Box Now Available

Calling all book lovers – Whether you’re addicted to reading, obsessed with collecting autographed books, or simply have a love for all things book related… This box is for you! Here’s a fun way to add to your personal library or give to a special friend. I offer a wide variety of genres and book…

The Caitlyn Collection – Refashioned Bleached, Distressed Jeans

Caitlyn has been so busy renovating Whispering Willows Plantation that she didn’t realize she had stumbled upon the perfect way to distress and bleach her jeans – by scrubbing away the gore that Gregory had left behind. Not only is she repairing the damage Gregory had done to the once majestic plantation, but she has…

My Latest Obsession – Roasted Beans

Sorry for all the posts, but I was on “overdrive” in the kitchen today and wanted to share my latest discoveries before I forget – or my life gets crazy again. With doctor’s appointments for Resa this week, I never know when I will have time for postings, much less writing.  Anyhow, my cardiologist suggested…

Peppermint Powder

Resa actually felt well enough to do some holiday baking. She wanted to make peppermint bark and I wanted to try to make some goodies to include in the “hot chocolate gift baskets”.  Well, I had a brilliant idea to “break” the peppermint in the mini food processor. That may have not been one of…

Another Great Use for Hand Sanitizer

A few months ago I found out how great hand sanitizer was to remove ink stains from a purse lining and decided to try it out on other stains. Today I had a chance to find out if it works on makeup stains.      Resa was upset when she saw the makeup on her…

Repurposed Jeans

Before you throw away those torn jeans, you may want to wait until you find another use for them. I took a pair and cut into various sized strips and glued onto a glass vase with Modge Podge. I love the results. Before After

Flocking an Artificial Christmas Tree for Under $10

This year Resa decided that she wanted a flocked Christmas Tree. I had just purchased a pre-owned Christmas tree and decided to let her give this one a face lift. After reviewing several posts online we decided to combine two directions that we liked the best. Since we already had the ingredients on hand, the…

On this Thanksgiving Day

This year especially I am thankful for my family, friends and all of my supportive fans. In April of this year, my husband was diagnosed with acute renal failure. This has been a roller coaster ride for him and he is still dealing with Renal “Insufficiency”. Without the help of our friends and family, I’m…

Repurposing Bridesmaid/Formal Dresses

Most thrift stores and even some closets are bursting at the seams with flouncy (and yes sometimes tacky) formal dresses, while some are merely outdated and unwanted. Recently I have been purchasing them for the layers of material that are used for the dresses to line the coffins with, but after the skirt was removed…

Repurposing Beanie Babies Into Backpack Buddies

Years ago I jumped on the bandwagon and started collecting Beanie Babies. As the years went by and we moved from Coast Guard Station to Coast Guard Station they stayed packed in totes until my youngest discovered them not too long ago. After coming up with this idea the other day, I wish we had…