Category Archives: Don’t Throw it Away

Glass Etching

I enjoy taking something that no longer has use and making it into “something else”. Old glass bottles, a little acid etching cream, and that “something else” can end up attractive. Here’s how I do it: Cut a design out … Continue reading

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Christmas Ornaments From Aluminum Cans

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making ornaments for friends and family. This year, I wanted to make the ornaments from something I had recycled. I thought that aluminum cans would be fun to use, but we do not buy … Continue reading

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Cottage Living: Decor

One of the most enjoyable things to me about having a cottage has been renovating and decorating it. The cottage was in poor condition and we (by we, I mean Mike) gutted it, raised the ceiling to make a cathedral ceiling, … Continue reading

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Cottage Living: Painting a Floor Plaid

Over the years, we’ve renovated most of our cottage, inside and out. We have an enclosed front porch where we have a table and chairs for dining and a bed for lazy afternoon naps. The floor has been in terrible condition … Continue reading

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Reusable Shopping Bag From Plastic Grocery Bags

I take reusable bags with me when I shop, so why does that pile of plastic bags behind my kitchen trash continue to grow?  I’m convinced that they are like rabbits and breed incessantly.  I am my mother’s daughter when … Continue reading

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Seed Starting Pots From Newspaper

I’ve begun to gather supplies I will need to start seeds for my garden.  Mike was busy yesterday hanging plant lights while I made little pots from newspaper.  I have some plastic starting trays, but not quite enough for the … Continue reading

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Put New Life Into Those Old Shoes

These are my knocking around shoes.  I know you think I need a new pair, but I love them and I’m not ready to give them up anytime soon.  They are well broken in and provide fantastic arch support, which … Continue reading

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