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Old Things Made New

There is something so satisfying about taking sandpaper and rubbing away an old finish.  One that is scratched, or worn, speckled with years of use and a hard life, and then exposing the beautiful raw wood that is hiding beneath.   457 more words

Family

Hand Me Down by Melanie Thorne

Title: Hand Me Down
Author: Melanie Thorne
Pages: 336
Year: 2013
Publisher: Plume (Penguin)
Time taken to read: 1 week
Rating: 5/5

Goodreads synopsis: Fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Reid has spent her life protecting her sister, Jaime, from their parents’ cruel mistakes and broken promises. 267 more words

Book Review

Upcycling?... Huh?

Do you remember the days your big brother or sister’s outfitted clothes were naturally handed down to you? Somehow, the same school uniform circulated its way around the extended family, family friends or neighbours. 255 more words

This or That? #75

This or That? #75

This week Bookmark Chronicles would like to know:

Do you buy most of your books brand new or used?

I have to say and I am kind of ashamed to say this, but most of mine are new, then I probably have a lot of hand me down types of books. 17 more words

Blog Challenges

The Beauty in the Handmade, Secondhand, and Hand-me-downs

Originally, I had zero intentions of doing a post specifically on how I decorated for the holidays. I am not an interior designer.

But, the below picture changed my mind. 702 more words

Green City Living

Ronda Gets Shoes

Sadie Bean walked on to Mulberry and turned to cross the street half a block to the narrow two-story frame house Ron had fixed just the way she’d wanted. 1,738 more words

Family

"Absolute Class"

I’ve noticed 2 themes among our beater submissions. Jeeps and Hand-Me-Downs. Jeeps are cheap, occasionally reliable and perform many, some questionable, functions. Hand-Me-Downs, on the other hand, serve one purpose, to be cheap. 736 more words

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