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Crafts for the clueless: Rememberlutions jar.

If you have already broken all of the resolutions you had made, don’t worry.  You didn’t want that money you wasted on gym membership anyway.  I didn’t make any for this year.   120 more words

Arts And Crafts

A Week Of Organising.....

This week has been a busy week in the ‘Thrift’ household for me.  It has been a week of catching up with some of the jobs that I just haven’t had time to do over the last few months. 1,122 more words

Homemade Gifts

DIY gifts | 2014 Annal: Koi for T

As a holiday gift for a friend this year, I made an “annal” with thoughts and images of 2014. I used a small framed bulletin board as a base and composed a picture using a style similar to a traditional Japanese method called “Kirigami” that involves cutting and folding paper to make images. 149 more words

2014 Summary

Made My Own Vanilla Extract for Family Gifts…

When you are a part of a large family like I am, Christmas means homemade family gifts. I am one of six children and including our children and our grandchildren we total up to 41 people who gather for holidays. 204 more words

Homemade Vanilla Extract

New Cupboard

Very excited about our new cupboard, made from old barn boards, a recycled window, and a knob I had kicking around. This was my birthday gift and just what I needed. 105 more words

Life At Fernwood

Christmas is Over... Thank goodness!

It has been a long time since we’ve updated our blog, but for good reason: Christmas! Everyone is busier in December, it seems. Usually for us it is a boatload of holiday concerts for no less than 5 performing ensembles. 951 more words


Hubby and I were talking the other day and decided that in the months leading up to welcoming our little one, and the initial weeks of his arrival, we managed more “life hacks” than we could’ve imagined. 307 more words