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Fire, Water and a Leap of Faith! (Repurposed fire-pit becomes herb planter, water feature)

Fire, Water and a Leap of Faith! (Repurposed fire-pit becomes herb planter, water feature)

One of our dear friends gave us a fire-pit for our wedding a few years ago. We loved it! The problem was we could never use it because it is against fire codes here in Salem. Each year I have tried to turn it into a water feature. This is the first solution I came … Continue reading

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Envelop Yourself in the Pages of Well-loved Books ~ Quite literally! (deconstructing books in DIY interior design)

Envelop Yourself in the Pages of Well-loved Books ~ Quite literally! (deconstructing books in DIY interior design)

If you’ve read my post “Don’t Judge a Book”  (deconstructing books in DIY design), you know I’ve been researching ideas to update my multi-purpose Home Office/Guest Room/Meditation Space.  Determined not to spend a dime on the project, I shopped my house for ideas. My eyes landed on a few tattered but well-loved books on my shelf that … Continue reading

A Day in the LIFEbridge (antique, vintage & retro treasures in Salem MAThrift Store)

A Day in the LIFEbridge (antique, vintage & retro treasures in Salem MAThrift Store)

I’ve been a thrifty Frugalista long before it was fashionable.  Age four when my babysitter brought me to my first church bazaar;  Mom armed me with a dollar in my pocket.  Uncertain how the parish school would get a “white elephant” in the basement, I entered with extreme caution. Until I spied a table loaded with plates and glassware typically reserved for holiday dinners in my home. I spent most … Continue reading