About Me

About Me

Hello and thank you for stopping in! Are you a do-it-yourselfer? Do you like to make things with fabric? Wood? Paint? Do you like to repurpose and/or restore items? You know, the trash into treasure thing? If so, I would love to share and exchange ideas, tips and new projects with you.

A lot of the ‘stuff’ people accumulate these days and then try to get rid of at flea markets, yard sales, thrift stores and eventually landfills, could be repurposed into useful items…and frequently at minimal cost. Sometimes you just need to look at an object and think outside the box, which I find challenging and rewarding.

A little bit about me…
I’m a retired grandma who loves to garden, craft, sew and cook. I’m married to a cattle farmer and we live on a 600-acre cattle farm in Missouri that runs alongside a two-lane black-top road called Rock Creek.  I’m also the bookkeeper and secretary for the farm, so organization ideas and tips for the home and office make that job a little easier. Before retirement, I told my husband that I’ll be glad to help him on the farm BUT, I’m a fair-weather farmer…I don’t do cold and I don’t do hot. So, his way of letting me know when he needs my help is looking out the window and saying, “Looks like a fair-weather day.”

Most home projects, such as room painting, hanging shelves, etc. are usually mine to do because the farm keeps my man busy. But if I ask him for help, he never lets me down…God love him. In the past, I’ve made some small wood projects such as picture frames and shelves, but I recently designed and created a storage cabinet for my kitchen and found out that I enjoy creating things with wood.

My husband and I love going to flea markets and yard sales and I’ve found some great bargains on items that I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with but thought there was potential. After a period of time I’ve found a purpose for most of those things. I started this blog to share my projects with you and in return hope to learn from all of you do-it-yourselfers and repurposers (my spellcheck says that’s not a word, but I don’t care).

I’m looking forward to exchanging ideas, tips and project pictures with you!