I have been so blessed with thrift store finds lately and they are awaiting their final coat of spray paint before I post befores and afters . . . provided, that is, that I can finally manage to post photos! (Sometimes this blogging newbie gets completely boggled, or should I say "bloggled", LOL?) I am still in awe of the magic contained in a lowly can of spray paint.
My darling mother is also clearing clutter and I was thrilled to volunteer to move some of it to my house! Mom always offers me her no-longer-needed treasures and many find their way home with me, even though our styles are quite different. (If you know me, you would know that clutter is something that grows well in my "garden". It happily trails along, spreading just like ground cover in a planter box and breeding like "Tribbles" in that funny old Star Trek episode. This may well be the only thing I can grow, since houseplants are famous for perishing under the influence of my black thumb.) The funny thing is, I'm trying to clear my own clutter for an upcoming garage sale, and yet I can't resist bringing new treasures home. Hopefully, I'll have pictures to post soon.
My life presently has a lot to do with keeping a home, being a devoted wife to a hard-working husband and homeschooling mother to a cherished and gifted teenaged daughter, and looking for opportunities to create beautiful things without a "beautiful" pocketbook. I live my life as frugally and responsibly as I can, while fighting the occasionally strong spendthrift urge. I try to bring all of these skills together to create a safe, comfortable and appealing haven for my family. Money DOESN'T buy everything!