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If you say you are bored or broke


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After losing so much weight I can now take this inspiration and revamp my summer skirts Thank you…

Diary of a Mad Crafter

So I know I said yesterday that I probably wouldn’t be posting anything today after my long day yesterday, but you know me, I just can’t stop!!! Anyway, a few days ago I went garage sale hopping with my friend Tracy (totally addicted btw), and I got this amazing skirt. I would never wear it as a skirt, but it’s amazing nonetheless. It also appeared to be handmade, which in my book, is awesomeee. I knew immediately that I was going to cut it all up and make it into a dress.

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New Coffee Maker Purchase Ideas


For over a month now I have been trying to explain to my hubby that it was necessary for us to spend the money and just go get a new coffee maker.  The last one that we purchased was a Mr. Coffee and it has done nothing but leak all over my counter since day one. ***A safety hazard as it can leak into wiring…***

Without thinking…I filed the receipt and have no idea where to even start looking for it so that is totally useless as far as trying to get a refund.  Making other purchases at the same time was also a foolish mistake which did not happen this time.

Taking an hour to decide which coffee maker to purchase may seem extreme, however you have to remember that I took my hubby with me.  So the discussion of what we needed in a coffee maker and what we did not soon began.

We did not need a timer, auto start or a gold basket.  We did need a twelve to fourteen cup pot and filters not cones.  Hubby did not like the individual Keurig Cups as he did not feel that in the long run at the rate that we drink coffee they were cost effective.

(We purchase Maxwell House Blend of Wake Up Call) which is made for the military.

So price was not an issue as far as the maker went as much as the features and warranty that the actual maker offered.  We ended up with people stopping and watching the two of us carrying on our discussion of coffee makers as we lined them up on a display and discussed our likes and dislikes of each one till we narrowed it down to one that we both agreed upon.

The winner:  Kitchen Aid Model KCM111 12 cup Glass Carafe Coffee Maker.

We did not go to Kohl’s and saved

We not only saved $20.00 from what Kohl’s wanted but we also saved on what the tax would have been for going there vs where we got it and if we had gotten online what shipping and handling would have been lol.  It pays to shop around.

By shopping for just this item and keeping receipt separate and with manual I know when it was purchased and where.  I also know how long the warranty is good for.

Shop smart and buy for long term…it is more cost effective in the long run…

Tammye Honey

 


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Great Finds


To let you in on some other great finds that we found to decorate…

Hubby suddenly started to show an interest after I had painted the bedroom and then attacked the main bathroom and really brought that to life…with just paint…by using the new “Create your walls” on the Lowes website.  I was able to take the dark toilet area and with a different shade of color brighten that entire area yet it looks the same as the rest of the walls.  Kudos to Lowes for creating that site…

The bathroom curtains I made from towels that I had purchased from Target as they matched the shower curtain.  Simple and easy, two bath towels and a hand towel later…

When they get dusty, I just take them down, toss them into washer and dryer then rehang…

Bathroom curtains

One of my favorite places to find really great reasonable items is at our local Goodwill and the staff at our local store is so friendly and courteous.

Hubby decided that he wanted in on decorating after I had gotten the ball rolling so now he has also been on the look out for great finds…here are just a few…

Our Art Wall

These were slowly collected and a few had to be re-framed with frames that we also got there.

Love This

This piece was a yard sale find which I picked up frame and all for $3.00…

Our Guitars

Our Guitars sit nicely in this room where they are safely out of traffic and are right next to the keyboard.  We now call this the media room.  (Guest Room) and it is stocked with a Wii as well as a tv and a lot of children and adult books on shelves as well as a computer.

Piano

What music room would not be complete without this find…hubby was funny walking through the store with this one…he could not stop playing songs on it lol…

Trunk

This trunk was a Salvation Army find which I store my huge supply of yarn in that I had purchased when I was single and lived in Upstate NY and Joanne Fabric and Walmart had their huge material and yarn sales.  I stocked up and stored them in clear bins…

Baby Cradle

To me this baby cradle is priceless…I added an old raggedy Ann and it is there with the Wii Step board under it so that it does not rock all the time lol…bad enough the cats walk across the piano to hear the keys at night…

Picnic Basket

Not only does this serve as a door stop to keep the door open and allow the breeze to circulate through the house, it is a great out of the way place to store when we are not using this little find.  We use this for sandwiches when we go fishing or for a picnic for the concerts on the lawn at http://www.beachavenwinery.com .  What a great place to go with a group of friends for a free evening out…

Pie Keeper

This was a great find at the Goodwill I store my bread in the top compartment and cereal and snacks in the lower compartment…got it for $25.00 and by using some scratch cover I brought it back to life…

Thank you for viewing…

Hope that I did not bore you…

Smile at a stranger today

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Tell them to have a great day 🙂

Tammye Honey


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My Insomnia Bedroom


I finally charged the battery in my camera so I could take pictures of the bedroom that I painted which has a half bath that now matches also but I did not want to bore you lol…I was suffering from pain from a gall stone that was huge and awaiting surgery so sleeping was not an option so painting was a way to get my mind off of it.

I also took pictures of the accessories that were picked up at flea markets, the Goodwill and Yard Sales to complete the room and the Media Room as my hubby calls it (I call it the guest room).

Over the headboard

Next wall

Here three simple boxes on a shelf from a book case that was going to be discarded by a neighbor that I took apart and recycled the lumber adding two holders worked perfect…

Curtains were already there

Since the curtains were already there I just used a bit of rit dye and toned down the golden color a bit…lol hubby never noticed…

Simple mirror and picture

By adding a simple mirror and a single flower (Goodwill find) which I just laid at an angle hubby had a mirror for his dresser

Night Stand

Hubby came home with this night stand for me when he was out while I was in bed from surgery to put my reading on (Goodwill find)

Recycled Shelf

Recycled shelf like the other one and the remainder are in the tiny bathroom with a vase (From the Goodwill) shells in the bottom and a philodendron in with two candles simple but pretty.

Grandchildren Stool

Just under the shelf is the time out stool for the grandchildren for when they visit and we have to bring it out…great place to store it.

Turning on side makes an additional dresser

Since this trunk is full of the old slide projecter viewer and slides it is not something that I really want to stick in a closet to fill up the closet floor so I decided to make it an addition to my dresser and stick my little collection of piggy banks on it except for the door stop one…we have to make sure our doors do not close on one of our cats of course lol…

A simple picture

A simple picture of a flower with my sock dresser tucked behind the door and out of the way was an easy hide away for my jewelery on top as most is still in original boxes lol…

The picture is of a single flower and was again a purchase from the Goodwill…

Cold Winter Nights

No room would be complete without the dog pillow for the floor with the flea lamp near by for just in case…I turned it on so that you could tell what it is…it also serves well as a night light for Trina at night…In the Summer she stays on her pillow in the store on the Terra Cotta floor with the big overhead fan and the two screen doors open for a big cross breeze… but Winters dad got her this so she is comfortable…

Hope you enjoyed the insomnia bedroom and when I put down the plastic to paint I did make sure he could breathe I had already done his head area during the daytime lol….

Thank you for viewing and feel free to comment…

Tammye Honey


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Additional Tips


I told you I lay awake nights…and that my hubby is afraid to walk in the morning cause I no longer lay in bed lol…

Vintage Medium Lid Holders

By hanging these on the side with bread tie wraps it enables me to move them the next time that I decide to roll this entire rack somewhere else… this mount is great cause it is not in the way of anything and holds all of the smaller lids.

Towel Holders

By making a few of the towels so they stay in place as a decoration and changing out the two towels on the ends daily I have fresh towels in hand to wipe my hands while cooking that are safe from flames yet close enough for use while necessary and neat at all times.

Calendar and Items Clipped

Our stainless steel fridge does not allow to use magnets on front so a calendar with a paperclip for shopping list and the points from Betty Crocker for the grand children’s school in the envelope that I seal just before a visit and place in my over night bag is a great way to save everything right at hand where I need it…as I run out of items I log it on my grocery list.  As an appointment comes up the pen that is attached to the calendar allows me to jot it as I am doing something else…

Power Strip

By simply attaching this strip to the back side of the rack, which actually turns out to be out of view from the front I simply pull it up and plug in an appliance in the front if needed in the work area there so the rest of the counters are still free and I can continue cooking….

Often Used Business Cards

On the side where no one normally looks is where I use my magnets with the business cards…yes in my office I have a file of them…I ask for two business cards for a business we use often actually more cause we place a stack in our store for customers and put one on our bulletin board that I made….

I hope that these tips helped and I hope that you will also share with me some of the tips that you have done on a shoe string budget as well…

Thank you as always for viewing my blog….

Tammye Honey


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Easy Fix to A Dull & Drab Kitchen


One of my sleepless nights which sadly do happen often I got the bright idea to add some color to my kitchen…the inexpensive way…

I went on the road to garage and yard sales with the mission of finding the cheapest wallpaper or contact paper that I could find….

my results are as follows…adding a bit of cheap molding and a few photos from our local Goodwill helped me finish my task along with a few items to allow me to hang my cooking utensils, cups & pot holders…Cost…50 cents for contact paper, $3.00 for accessories from Goodwill, $1.00 for potholders from Dollar General and $5.00 for molding from Home Depot.

Goodwill Photos

Easy mount and molding

Took around kitchen

Mounted Cups Behind Microwave

Voila my kitchen was done with an entirely new look…