Happy Winter! What have you been doing this week?
We arrived home from the New Year’s weekend at the beach to finish removing all signs of Christmas from the house. I have a pile to donate and lots of blank spaces that need to be restyled for winter.
We celebrated my husband’s birthday with thrift store shopping and dinner with friends.
I hope your first week of 2023 has been great!
This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.
Cleaning and putting away the remainder of Christmas decor filled the first few days of 2023.
Then I had an idea for a project, and off to the thrift stores we went.
Although we found many great items, I didn’t find what I was searching for. The only thing we brought home was this Kennedy Rocker, a great deal at Christian Outreach Center. This will increase seating on our front porch.
We then traveled to Greenville, SC, for a wedding weekend. The wedding and reception were beautiful. Several of our friends attended, and we had a wonderful time.
Here are a few of us enjoying beautiful weather on the bridge over Falls Park on the Reedy.
In Case You Missed It
One of my first repurposed projects in the farmhouse was this lantern made from a broken light fixture.
Also, I wanted to share another lantern repurposed from a light fixture inspired by my makeover. One of my subscribers, Debra Stagg, sent me the sweetest message and shared how she had used one of my tutorials to make this lantern. It’s stunning. Thank you, Debra, for sharing.
Another trash-to-treasure project was repurposing an old silverware box into a convenient remote control caddy.
And finally, I shared my Top 10 Tips For Successful Thrift Store Shopping. This includes some furniture transformations and before and after makeovers.
I feel blessed to receive another feature in Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine. Our DIY greenhouse is featured in the Spring Issue, along with mentions of our repurposed chandelier and DIY apothecary cabinets.
It is an honor to receive this recognition for our hard work in a national magazine. You can find the magazine on newsstands now.
Adventures off the Dirt Road
Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Each week there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.
There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL
Master Gardener Stacy Ling shared How To Winter Sow Seeds Outdoors Like A Pro.
If you want great organizing ideas, be sure to see Simply 2 Mom’s How To Create A Garage Drop Zone.
You’ll love this easy tutorial to make a microwaveable heating pad.
Don’t miss these inspiring Word of The Month ideas from my friend CoCo.
What’s In My Cart
Just before we left for the beach, this new mattress topper arrived. When we got home, it was fully inflated, and we loved how comfortable it is.
I had wanted a memory foam mattress because my hips ache after sleeping on our current mattress. However, I couldn’t justify replacing an almost new mattress. Subrtex 3-inch memory foam mattress was an affordable solution.