Home Living and DIY Style

Home Living and DIY Style

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by Martha Boddie


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Thrift Haul: How I paid $20 for items Valued at $200

Thrift Haul: How I paid $20 for items Valued at $200

If you haven’t read my previous post on Thrifting Like A Pro, then you should… like really, go there now!  I offered some basic ground rules for getting the items you want and building your family legacy tree at the same time. Now I am […]

The 5 Rules for Thrifting Like A Pro

The 5 Rules for Thrifting Like A Pro

Chances are you thrift or you know someone who does. Growing up thrift shopping was frowned upon – considered not tasteful and for the poor…even when you were poor??? If your item was purchased brand spanking new, then you were smiled upon by the brand […]

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Dollar Tree DIY: Z Gallerie Inspired Mirror

Dollar Tree DIY: Z Gallerie Inspired Mirror

If you follow me regularly, then you know that I have been on a fireplace makeover mission for about a month or so.  I finished the new mantle, lamps and some decor but my feature piece was always to be a mirror.  I don’t shop […]

DIY: Dollar Tree Mannequin Christmas Tree

DIY: Dollar Tree Mannequin Christmas Tree

Like many creative souls, I had dreams and desires to become just about everything.  After traveling multiple paths, I finally realized that I really just enjoyed being creative.  So, that’s what I did, and this time – I stuck with.  If you follow me, then […]

Empty Corners: Home Tour Inspiration

Empty Corners: Home Tour Inspiration

Do you have a fine set of dishes, blankets, shoes, etc. that you keep stored in the attic for the right time to spring them out and use because by then, you will have the perfect spot for it or time to wear it.  If […]

DIY: Thrift Store TV Stand to Custom Plant Bench

DIY: Thrift Store TV Stand to Custom Plant Bench

There is a spot in my living room in front of a large picture window.  I call it the Christmas Tree spot! There’s a stain just above it on the ceiling where every year we purchase an over-sized pine tree and it’s pine needles leave […]

Everyone Should Have a Garden

Everyone Should Have a Garden

I am a firm believer that every relationship has it’s benefits, even the ones that end up on your top ten list of the worst decisions you’ve ever made.  This post pays homage to #4 on my list, let’s call him, Egor.  You see, Egor […]

Shrimp Bruschetta Buffet

Shrimp Bruschetta Buffet

Ever thought about eating before you go out on the town?  I do, but that’s because I’m chea…..frugal – I’m frugal.  Anytime hubby says “hey..let’s hit a movie” or “we need to grab a few things from Target!”  I think to myself, what can I […]

Spicy Southwest Chicken Taco Buffet

Spicy Southwest Chicken Taco Buffet

I have been accused many times of obsessing over certain foods until I can just no longer stand the smell of them.  As a kid, it was tomatoes. Any variety, any brand, I would literally eat them like a peach!  My siblings would run out […]