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How we made changes to our bathroom cabinet

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Searching for low cost ideas on how to update a cabinet?  We have an idea for you that is easy on your budget and looks great too. Do you recall the cabinet that was left in our basement and was from the original kitchen design from 1950? We made a few changes to it this past weekend and I have to say, I like it more this time around than I did when we first made it over.  When we purchased our home, the original kitchen cabinets were in the basement, along with the original stove.  Yep, it still works too!  I actually love it, but Mr. Vintage was not so fond of it so it is still in our basement waiting to be used again.  Before the new make over The kitchen cabinets still had a few things left in them from the previous home owners.  We found all of the window cranks for our casement windows, a few small crocks, hundreds and hundreds of hooks for traverse curtain rods and some other odds and ins...  We did not do anything with the kitchen cabinets for so long.  They just sat in the la

Peanut has been ornery

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Searching for pup stories that will make you laugh? This stinker has been up to his old ways... I am sure you are not surprised by his behavior at all. Do you recall last week when I said peanut was behaving?  Well, two minutes after I posted that story, I went upstairs to begin my work day... I walk into the bedroom to grab my cell phone and I see this below... can you believe it was so soon after I praised him on being so good?   When I walked upstairs and found the mess on the floor, he was laying in the middle of our bed. I looked at him and said are you kidding me?  After I made you sound like you were improving so much?  He looked at me like, I have no idea what you are talking about, but Mom looks like someone made a mess, not me or course, but someone, and you had better get busy cleaning it up... I cleaned up the mess and told him he better behave for the rest of the day.   Well, the good deeds did not stop there that day... he also decided to grab a packing slip and shred it

Peanut butter banana cookies and afternoon tea

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Searching for gluten free cookies that are easy to make?  We have a recipe for you to try that everyone loves around here. You all know I love to make new recipes up all of the time.  I get bored with things, but at the same time, I only make small changes to recipes I know I like too, I do not want to be wasteful.  I had several bananas sitting on the counter, you guys, they were BLACK!  I let them set out for too long and I decided I couldn't let them go to waste, so I decided to try another cookie... You will need: 4 really ripe bananas (that's what I had, they were on the small side) 1 1/4 c gluten free oats 1/4 t sea salt 1/2 c dark chocolate chips 1 heaping T peanut butter First, I mashed the bananas with my whisk, they really did not need any help being mashed... they basically fell out of the peel when I pulled it back.  I have never let them go that long... but you know what?  The more ripe bananas are, the sweeter they are, which makes them perfect for cookies, breads

How to make small updates in your home

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Searching for ways to update items in your home on a budget?  Here is a small update that packs some punch.  They say time flies when you are having fun... I cannot believe it has been a month since we finished the backsplash make over!  Wow!  Well, in that post, $15 backsplash make over , I had asked which knobs y'all liked best.  Thank you to all of you who participated and gave your input!  I was surprised the pick was unanimous... drum roll please... ta da... I tried natural light this morning and it looks kind of dim and dark... one would think a home with 18 windows would be brighter than it is, but alas, it is not...  Here is a brighter picture of this area...  Are you surprised what everyone chose?  What do you think?  Are these the same ones you chose too?  When Mr. Vintage brought them home, I fell in love instantly, but at the same time, I wasn't sure they were quite right.  I guess we just needed a new backsplash to make them perfect for our kitchen!  I love mercury

A heart felt gift for Mother's Day?

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Searching for low cost do it yourself craft projects to decorate your home or gifts to give?  We have a project that is definitely an easy DIY and is also easy on your purse strings. Can I just tell you how amazing you all are?  I am feeling the love with all of your comments, feedback, suggestions, and requests!  I am overjoyed that this blog I started just a few short months ago is growing and I get to share projects, crafts, decorating ideas, recipes, and of course peanut stories with you all each week!  I was so nervous to write that first post, I was not even sure what I wanted to say... at the same time, I was giddy like a school girl... and decided to begin with a DIY my husband and I worked on, the $1.00 table  that was free for me!   I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested... I wasn't sure how to start a blog, I had no idea how to do any of this, but it did not stop me from trying... I decided to jump in with both feet, give it a try, and I am so glad I did!  I hav