Showing posts from July, 2012

Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Project Recycled Season Three - Casting Call

It is back, well it will be back soon..... Project Recycled! Your chance to show off your amazing upcycling skills in a contest that truly takes upcycling and recycling beyond anything you have every seen before. We have already had two amazing rounds and two amazing winners. Emily from Domestic Deadline and Season Two Winner Michka of Michka's Creative Solutions Do you have what it takes to enter? Email me at and let me know if you are interested.  The contest will start in September, but there is some prep work required.  It runs five weeks and your winning tutorial will be featured! 

Six Months of No New Clothes: Results

I know you have been holding onto the sides of your seats for dear life to see how my challenge went. I am happy to say I finished it with very few slip ups. I did not buy anything for six months from any thrift store which is a huge win. I didn't even need to buy anything to restock my T-shirt stash (and I made over 50 pieces in the last three months). As for clothes for me I made it five months. I did slip and buy two shirts and a skirt at Target.  I really didn't absolutely need them, but I was going to Chicago to see my best friend and I bought them. Oh shoot and I did buy a dress for my husbands 40th birthday party. It happened, I slipped. Oops it's blurry What I learned by my months off is that I don't need to be that girl who buys a bunch of shirts because they are on sale. I have greatly reduced my wardrobe by giving a lot of clothes away and even selling some at a recent garage sale. I have also learned to appreciate the clothes I do have and t