So . . ., you've finally found the perfect place, lots of storage, nice size rooms, all the extra amenities. But, then you're told "no painting and no making holes in the walls"! You feel all your decorating plans going out the window. What can you do to make the space your own.

Well don't despair. There are many ways to get around the restrictions and limitations and I am here to share the ways I've overcome them over the past 18yrs.

I hope you enjoy my tips and will also share your own. I'll also be sharing some of my on going projects. Once again . . .

Barbe aka Bee

April 23, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday # 8

Hey Ladies, its party time!  So we had quite a few links this week, which I love.  I just want to thank you all for participating and taking the time to share your projects each week.  And for those of you who are visiting for the first time, WELCOME! 

So let's start with the link which got the most clicks:
Sarah at Alderberry Hill caught your eye as she did mine with the vibrant colors of her charming pillows.

My fave frugal find of the week is from Art Is Beauty!  Can you believe she found this was a roadside find with mirror intact?   You'll want to read how she brought this back to beauty, detailed post.

This weeks other featured links are:
Caps Creations with a frugal find I would personally love, this vintage address book.  A great back up for when you lose your cell phone and all your contacts. lol

Joann over at  Woman in Real Life showed the original way to go frugal shopping, at mom's! : )

My grand-daughters will be so excited when I make these beauties shared by Heather at Me Making Do!  And yes she was generous to share her free pattern.

Jenny over at The NY Melrose Family shared these adorable towel lollipops!  Talk about a creative baby shower or housewarming gift.

The House at Bluebird Lane showed such imagination in art imitating veggies!

With the help of Samaa at Honey Sweet Home, I can make something which will bring all of my grandkids much joy!  These letters are an easy way to add personality to a room and will make a great pattern for pillows also.
  Well that's it for this week.  Thank you all for sharing and look forward to what you will come up with this week.  Please feel free to grab a featured button from my right side bar.
Now for the our party, a few guidelines to keep it fun for everyone.

  • Link up any of your found treasures, great buys, inspiring projects, crafts, photos, or recipes.  Please not Etsy shops or giveaways.
  • Would really appreciate it if you'd become a follower and leave a comment so I can follow back.
  • Please place a link on your post back to the party, either my button or text link, so others can find the party too.   This will also make it easier for you to check back and see if you've been featured!  -_*
  • Please, try and take the time to visit some of the other links so the party will keep growing.   If you leave a comment you may gain a new follower, also.  : )
  • You may add up to 3 links.
Have a great week!  Haven't had much to share lately, but this week should be full of surprises both inside and out doors!
Add your link below:


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my post. So exciting! Joann

  2. Thank you for hosting and thank you for the feature along with these other great features! I absolutely LOVE the bright green artichoke display. Beautiful!

  3. Thanks for hosting, Barbe! I linked up, grabbed your link, and am following along :) Feel free to stop by and link up to my weekly I Love Fridays link party. Have a good week!

  4. Great Party this week! I love the Veggies! I just uploaded my Chevron DIY =) Take Care!

  5. Thank you so much for the feature! You made my day! :-) Looking forward to this week's party. Hope you have a wonderful night!

  6. Thanks for hosting:-) Have a great week, hugs Biljana

  7. Thanks for the party; I'm definitely going to go visit "Home Sweet Home" I like the letters!

  8. Thank you so much for hosting this party! I like what I see on your blog and on the rest of the party members too! Thank you for introducing me to them!


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