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

July 31, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #19

Hello Everyone!
I'm so happy to be back to blogging after a short hiatus.  Needed to take a short break; life and health issues.  But I'm a bit better and miss sharing your goodies and creative projects.  I don't have any projects to share, though I have about 3 going at once . . . (you know how we do)! lol
But I did want to share a lovely surprise I found in the garden this morning.  Remember the Rose of Sharon bush that I've been nursing for a year now?  Well, she rewarded me with this:

July 25, 2012

No Party This Week

Hello everyone,

I'm so sorry I didn't get this up sooner.  I've got some things going on and thought I'd get this up by Tuesday morning.  I knew I wouldn't have time for the party this week and check all your links so put it off.  I will have the party link up next Monday evening at 7pm!  Thanks so much for always sharing and commenting.  Until later. . .

July 23, 2012

Frugal Treasures Features!

Hello everyone!  I see you've been busy with activities and projects.  I had a  pretty busy week but didn't get any more projects completed.  I so enjoy checking out all of your links.  It gets harder each week to only pick a few to feature.  But here goes:

Perfect Imperfections with her milk paint chair!

July 17, 2012

Update - Creating A New Space!

Update one the new space. :  (
Well, the deal fell through!  Aaarrgghh!!!  The lady I was dealing with had her info wrong which made what I was planning everything on off.  The worst is I called back and forth double checking the info throughout the process.  I had to take a couple of days to get over it. *_*  : -(

But now I've calmed down and back to reality.   So I can start back to working on some of my big projects and plan for my beach trip with my friends next month instead of packing. *sigh*  : -)

July 16, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #18

Hello everyone, its that time of the week again.  So let's get right to the features of the week. . .
Your choice of most popular belongs to Jeannie Marie of Jeannie Marie & Company for her lovely plate flowers.  Truly unique and beautiful.

July 13, 2012

Crafts on the Quick!

Hello, and how's your day going.  Me, I'm still waiting to find out about the big news! -_^  Until I do, I'm avoiding starting any big projects as once I get started don't bother me! lol  So I thought I'd share a couple of my quick projects.  Let's start with the little wooden slat planter I showed on an earlier post.

So what do you think?  Def an improvement.  I love the punch of yellow to bring in the summer.

July 9, 2012

Surprise Gifts of Love and Frugal Treasures #17

Hello everyone! ^ _ ^  It's that time of the week again!  First I'd like to welcome to our new party people and thanks for joining us!  If you'd like to see the FEATURES just click on the link.
I didn't get around to any of my big projects this past week or weekend.  But here are some pics of my activities this past week.  First I received an unexpected gift, don't you just love surprise gifts.  My lovely niece was strolling through the thrift store and when she saw this she said it made her think of me!  Awww *blushing*  She's got good taste, huh!

Frugal Treasures Party Features

Hello everyone to the start of another great week!  I've got a lot going on and have so busy that I haven't uploaded my projects though I've already taken  the pictures.  May have some major news later this week, possible move to a larger space . . . *ssshhhhhhh *  It's a secret!  I'll keep you updated though. : )   -_^

Now on to our features from last weeks Frugal Treasures Party.  Our most popular link was from
Alderberry Hill for her awesome spring green adirondack chairs.

Versatile Blogger Award!

Guess what!  I'm so excited!  I've been nominated by Stacey of Rendition Road for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Stacey is so creative with painting furniture.  Her post on creating your own stencils helped to create her Lovely Yellow Sofa Table.  You should see her Motivational Pallet Sign and diy graphite paper, inspirational.  So be sure to check out her blog.  I know I will be visiting regular.  Thank you so much for the nomination Stacey.

July 2, 2012

Frugal Treasures Tuesday #16

I've decided to take inventory on some of my larger projects.  One is this tv cabinet turned pantry turned curio cabinet. lol  I've removed the slats in the upper doors to replace with glass inserts.

Then I primed and painted it.  Still need to wax and possibly embellish it.  Plus I need to add another shelf and overhead lighting.

Doilies - Not Just 4 Grandmas!

Happy Monday everyone.  Boy do I have a treat for you.  I can imagine the title of this post already brought a question mark to your thoughts.  Is the pic below what came to your mind when you thought of doilies; don't think so.    Isn't this lovely?  Well get ready to be blown away (in a pleasant way) as you go on a tour in the world of  Doily Dea's, Handmade Doilies and Crochet Jewelry!

Doily Art

It's Overflowing Sunday

It's Overflowing Sunday
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