Summer time second hand shopping-

When it heats up here in Phoenix we go shopping. Because we are a sunny state and tourist destination we have a ton of places to shop at. There is no shortage here in this state when it comes to the entertainment of shopping. My favorite kind of shopping is always second hand. I LOVE…

Dollar day do over-teacup planter

Came across this set while out junking with my aunt in Mesa Arizona. I love the shops out in Mesa. They have a lot of really nice vintage items in their shops out there. Not sure if this vintage or not but I thought it would be a nice little planter for some of my…

Grandma’s treasures.

One day while out visiting my aunt, she surprised me by pulling out an old jewelry box. “This belonged to your grandma many years ago” and then she opened it up to show me the many treasures hidden inside. It was like a mini time capsule. My grandma kept everything. She was a bit of …

Dollar day do over…upcycled tray.

I picked this tray up on one of my thrift store dollar days. All this tray needed was a new color and some flowers, gotta have flowers. First I had to clean it, just in case there was grease or any kind of dirt that would interfere with the paint sticking. I used chalked paint…

A day in Prescott Arizona…part two.

  Our road trip was coming to an end so before it got too late and that warm sun left (remember we are from Phoenix) we headed to our favorite place for a take out lunch…to Lynx Lake. When my husband and I first started dating, he was 19 and I had just turned 18,…

A day in Prescott Arizona

Years ago when my kids reached those preteen years we started a new tradition for birthdays. Instead of big parties we decided to use those days for family road trips. This has turned into one of our favorite traditions. My daughter’s birthday was in December but we were a little busy around that time so…

DIY old drawers/new shelves

In our city, my family and I love large pick up days during our trash service. This may be gross to others, but it isn’t like we are rummaging through food, it is mostly building material from house remodels in older neighborhoods. Instead of it going to the dump, we recycle and reuse. It saves…