A wee bit of gardening, and popcorn.

Today was a beautiful, sunny day and I found myself with a bad case of spring fever – getting out into the garden was the only way of dealing with that.I planted out some Jerusalem Artichokes, transplanted my Arctic Beauty kiwis from the back yard onto the arbor in the front, and moved one ofRead more

Patience pays off!

If you’ve been reading for awhile, you’ll know that we’ve been looking for a set of used kitchen cabinets to use in our kitchen renovation for quite some time. Twice we thought we’d found some, but both times they ended up being sold to someone else. You’d be suprised how many people out there areRead more

Demolition Sales

I went to my first demolition sale yesterday. Our family gave us Christmas money to use for our ongoing renovation projects, so we were on the hunt for some deals.We originally went because they were selling an entire basement suite (kitchen cabinets, newish fridge and stove, bathroom vanity and fixtures, etc.) for $675. We wereRead more

Take a load off.

Amanda over at Soule Mama has a category on her blog called Corners of My Home, which I absolutely love (her whole blog is wonderful).Since it’s winter and I’m having a hard time coming up with blog topics, I thought I’d do something similar. This is one of my favorite places in our house, becauseRead more

A few fabulous finds.

I popped into a new thrift shop that’s gone in where a great furniture consignment store used to be, and was thrilled to find a couple of things that I’ve been wanting for awhile. I’ve always adored these little copper butter warmers but have never sprung for one because they’re ridiculously expensive. I’ve been usingRead more


I mentioned in a post recently that I love the thrill of the hunt when it comes to saving money; I get a real charge out of finding something we need for a great price. I’m like a kid in a candy store whenever I pass through the doors of a second-hand store. My husbandRead more