Backyard Makeover!

The weekend before last, I got an itch to make over our backyard. Don’t ask me why…I’ve never been much of a gardener, but suddenly I got the strongest urge to plant my own vegetables and to make our back patio a pretty place to hang out. I guess it’s[Read more]

DIY: Origami Blossoms

A reader recently asked me how I made the origami flowers that I have featured in my blog header, and I thought “why not make a tutorial”? I made these years ago when I worked at Achievement House. Part of the work we did involved recycling the paper from old[Read more]

Mid-Century Dresser

I found this cool mid-century dresser at the Goodwill in Grover Beach last week for $30! Here it is in it’s new spot in our bedroom. It’s not the greatest quality (the handles are actually plastic), but it’s an improvement over the last one we had in there because it[Read more]