Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Wine Rack Transformed To Modern Art

I found this Brand NEW Wine rack at a garage sale...see how I transformed it!  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Greek Pasta Salad


Recently, I was invited to a potluck dinner.  I wasn't sure what I would bring and I did not want to go to the grocery store AGAIN!  So I decided to look in my cupboards and fridge and I found I had pasta and some zucchini and feta.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Easy Homemade Greek Dressing

Easy Homemade Greek Dressing

Once you taste this easy Greek dressing you'll NEVER buy another bottle of already made salad dressing from the store. People MAY confuse you for a gourmet cook!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Trivia Today

         Trivia Today

Which U.S. State has the most garage/yard sales in a year??

Monday, August 18, 2014



A gift of money is always an appreciated gift.  I like to be creative and find a fun way to present a gift of CA$H.  

Monday, August 11, 2014

CENTER PIECE For A Sweet Table

A Fun Way to Decorate a Table

Recently, I gave my son a graduation party.  One of the many highlights was a sweet table that I did. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fresh Blueberry Pie

Fresh Blueberry Pie Recipe

Fresh Blueberries are in season so that means I have to make one of my son's favorite pies.  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pina Colada Pie

Pina Colada Pie

Pina Colada Pie is an impressive dessert that EVERYONE loves.  Get the recipe here!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dump Tortellini Soup using a Slow Cooker (EASY)

Crockpot Dump Tortellini Soup

OK, I know we are in full swing of summer right now...FINALLY!  But I had to share this tasty and EASY recipe for Tortellini Soup.  My friend Traci served this for a group of ladies and it was a HIT!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Garage Sale App

There Is An App For That!

Oh we are in full swing of Garage $ale Season!  What a wonderful time of year!  I think it is better than Christmas! I am always looking for ways to make my sale run smoother and easier!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Reasons For A Garage Sale

Garage Sales That You JUST can't miss!

There are many reasons to have a garage sale.  One, it to clean out to make room for new things. (That is my reason every year),  Another reason people hold garage sales as a fund raiser for whatever cause they want to support.  Or just to get rid of  a stock pile of things in a house.  

Monday, May 26, 2014

Garage Sale FYI

Garage Sale FYI

I am asked often how to remove sticky (hard to remove) price tags off of things that have been purchased from a garage sale.  

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Create A Cabinet Door Of Interest

Spruce Up Any Cabinet Door Using Things from Garage Sales

While remodeling one our bathrooms, my husband and I discovered a wall with unused space behind it that could be made into a little linen closet. Who wouldn't want more space in what is  the smallest room in my home?

Friday, May 2, 2014

How To Make Your Own Metal Wall Art

Does Your Walls Need A Little Something?

I had a foyer wall that needed a great piece of Art on it.  I looked high and low to find just the right piece to no avail.  

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tips For Garage Sale Set~Up...Garage Sale Ready

Get Ready For Your Garage Sale
Deciding to have a garage sale is where you begin.  Gathering items to sell is the next step.  Then the real work begins.
Clean out garage to get ready for your sale

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Creative Wall Art Using A Curved Frame

Curved Frame Turned Into Wall Art

Once again I had another spot on my wall that needed another something to look finished and complete.  I looked high and low but nothing struck me for my budget.  I decided to see what I had laying around that was just begging me to reinvent it.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Must Haves For a Garage Sale

Things That Make A Garage Sale Run Smooth!

The very first thing on the list is HELP!  I mean friends and/or family to help you set up the sale, bring over things to sell so that your sale looks like a "HAVE TO STOP THERE" place to go and help to run the sale when you are open for business.  My garage sale has 14-17 families in it every year.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Garage Sales Help Make Entertaining Easy

Entertaining Day or Night~Garage Sales can help make it RIGHT!

I LOVE to entertain!  I belong to 3 card groups and enjoy when it is my turn to have the girls over for some food and Euchre.  Euchre is a card game that is popular here in Michigan as well as the mid-west.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Window Cling Art Made Beautiful

Window Art That Is Beautiful And Useful!

There is much to be said about living in a subdivision.  Subdivisions create a community because of the many homes that are close together and friends within walking distance. Like many people living in subdivisions, my home has neighbors on each side.  Unfortunately, one of my bathrooms has a window that faces my neighbor's kitchen window.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Easy Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes

Easy Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes

One day my dad was bragging about the wonderful sweet potatoes he had made in the crock pot.  He went on and on about how wonderful they turned out. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Shower Curtain That Promises An Update Style

Shower Curtain With A NEW Look

Last year we remodeled our bathroom.  We gutted the space completely and my dad and brother re-tiled the whole bathroom.  It came out beautiful.  Don't ask exactly how long it took...that is another story.  

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Best Oriental Salad Recipe

Best Oriental Salad with Ramen Noodles (No Season Packets)

      Here are the ingredients that you'll need:

Start with a bowl of Cole Slaw

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tips For Pricing Garage Sale Items

The countdown has begun, my garage sale is just around the corner.  I have gathered items that I will selling at my sale.  I now have to price EVERYTHING.

 Everything I need to price

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Advertising Your Garage Sale with Signs

How To Advertise Your Garage Sale
This sign is easy to read and memorable

I have organized my subdivision garage sale for the past 18 years.  My subdivision sale is well known and MANY homes participate.  Signs are an important part of advertising your garage sale.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wisdom Found In A Recipe Book From a Garage Sale

Cookbooks I bought from Garage Sales

A small collection of recipe books
 collect from garage sales

Sometimes people go to garage sales to hunt for "treasures".  People hunt for antiques or that one thing that they can't live without.  I look for things that will enhance me and my families lives.  I am ALWAYS a sucker for those cookbooks that are put together by groups and sold to profit a charity.  It is a collection of recipes from those that submit their very BEST recipe they know.   I have found many recipes that I consider "gems" from those kinds of recipe books.  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Best Ever Crock Pot Roast~Ever!


This is the easiest Roast that you can make.  I throw everything in the crock pot and hours later it comes out perfect!
 Here are the ingredients you'll need: 

Ingredients that you'll need...Don't forget the Roast 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Garage Sale Art Fair in Michigan

Garage Sale Art Fair 
February 22, 2014

Garage Sale Art Fair - an art fair with garage sale prices

I LOVE garage sales but I also LOVE Art Fairs.  I am always impressed at the creativity of people.  I get inspired.  I was excited to stumble upon this up coming fun event in  KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014


These are the Disappearing Cookies

My friend Marlo is one of the very best cooks and bakers that I know.  Everything that comes out of her kitchen is amazing!  One day, Marlo and I were chatting about the Famous Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe.  I told her that I was about to make them and she mentioned that she loved those cookies but her kids have nut allergies and cannot have them.  We started to brain storm... 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Upcycle A Wine Rack

Wine Rack Transformation
I stumbled across this unique looking piece at a garage sale last summer. 
The person selling the item explained to me that it was a wine rack. I knew I loved the lines and thought I could transform this into a work of art.  That is exactly what I did.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Chili With Meat OR Vegetarian Recipe

This Chili can be made EITHER Meatless OR with Meat.

What do you prefer meat in your chili or meatless chili?

This recipe was originally given to me as a Meatless Chili recipe.  Of course my husband thinks he cannot survive without meat in a meal so I throw in a pound of ground sirloin for him and everyone is happy.

Here are the ingredients that you'll need: