Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How to Switch to a Capsule Wardrobe

It seems like capsule wardrobes are all the rage right now. Almost everywhere we turn there's mentions of capsule wardrobes, seasonal wardrobes, minimalist wardrobes. If you're not on the capsule band wagon, you're not one of the cool kids and you're totally dressing yourself wrong.

I don't feel that extremely about it. Want to have a four story closet? Good for you (Share? I'm available to take your cast-offs). But I've decided to jump on the capsule band wagon.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Destination: Weight Loss Eventually

I don't make any secret of the fact that I'm unhappy with my weight and want to lose weight. It's a constant struggle for me.

I'm pretty sure that I've lost the same 10 pounds so many times that if you add up only my losses, I've lost about 300 pounds. And I've NEVER gotten that high on the scale (276 is my max actually). 

So I've been thinking. And I think I've come up with a decent plan that might actually work this time.

Friday, October 3, 2014

I'm Back

I swear, this time I'm going to get it right.

I know that I've been sort of wishy-washy (okay, more than sort of) about posting. I say I'm going to create a schedule then I barely get into it and I abandon it. I delete posts. I admit it. I'm not that good of a blogger.

But this time, I am going to make it work. I do like blogging and I'm not ready to just throw in the towel completely. So here's the plan:

Friday, August 29, 2014

Garage Sale Trio Cost Breakdown

I don't know about anyone else but when I see DIY projects, even small ones, I wonder how much it really cost to complete. Maybe it's being nosy. Or maybe it's just smart preparation. But I do wonder.

So I thought I'd compile the post about what this trio of projects actually cost. Here's the hit my wallet took on this...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nightstand Makeover

And finally the last of the Garage Sale Trio. I wasn't looking for a nightstand at all. I have one that works perfectly well. But I came across this one at a garage sale and realized that it was perfect for t-shirts. So I bought it.

I may or may not have a problem with impulse buying at garage sales. I plead the fifth.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bed Tray Makeover

I wasn't seriously looking for a bed tray when I found this; I had sort of toyed with the idea of getting one. But it was just a maybe thing. Then I found this one at a garage sale. Sometimes things happen that way. Who am I to question it?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Shoe Cubby Makeover

I've finally finished what I'm calling my Garage Sale Trio (nightstand, shoe cubby, & bed tray). I actually finished them last week but haven't been able to post until now. Instead of cramming them all into one post, I'm going to spread them out. Each one receiving their own post. Then I'll follow that up with a cost breakdown post.

First up... 

The Shoe Cubby. My favorite of the three.

Friday, August 15, 2014

5 Things I Learned Painting & Mod Podging Garage Sale Finds

I didn't intend to vanish for a week but the last few days we've been going to the Parade of Homes to keep my nephew occupied the last week before school starts (FINALLY! I love the kid but it's been a looooong summer). And I've also been working on a trio of projects for my bedroom.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

From Disgruntled to a Plan

A while ago, maybe a month/month-and-a-half-ish, I decided to stop being so disgruntled about everything and actually start doing things to change what had me disgruntled. One of those things is my bedroom. It's all hodge-podgey and thrown together and blech. And I always excuse my irritation about it because I don't have the money or time to change it all in one go.

But then I had an epiphany!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Back to the Basics

I've been struggling to find my footing with this blog for a while now. A couple weeks ago, I decided to shut it down because I just haven't been having fun with it. I've since had a change of heart though and the blog is going to carry on.