Archives for March 2016

5 Must Have Tools for the DIY’er

5 Must Have Tools for the DIY’er

Your time is valuable - sometimes a tool will save you time and a whole lot of frustration. Here are my 5 must have tools or products that I'm never without: #1. Zinsser Spray Primer - once I discovered this, I started buying it by the case! Oh how I love thee, Zinsser! Not only does it do a fast job of priming but it is great at covering up stains that want to bleed through your paint. I should have used it on this NIGHTSTAND - it would have saved me so much time!   #2. 3M Sanding Sponges - yes please! These are versatile - you can buy them in Continue reading

It’s Not About the Stuff – My Philosophy Behind DIY

It’s Not About the Stuff – My Philosophy Behind DIY

Years ago I thought it was my obligation to deny myself the things I needed and wanted.   "Make do," I said. "Don't be materialistic," I said. "Save money," I said.   I thought my only options were to buy what I wanted or do without - the world of DIY really hadn't opened up to me yet. I don't remember when I started reinventing and refurbishing furnture, decor and just about anything that didn't move. I think I'd just had it with doing without and decided it was OK to make my home look and feel the Continue reading

Keep Your Lettuce Sweet – It’s all in the timing

Keep Your Lettuce Sweet – It’s all in the timing

  Keep It Sweet – Lettuce   Last year's lettuce was fabulous. My mom had told me a couple of years ago that I shouldn't plant my own lettuce because it becomes bitter. Her experience left a bitter taste in her mouth (pun intended) So, as always, I wanted to find out why and did a little research and experimenting.   This is what I discovered: If you are having problems with your lettuce tasting bitter, pick it in the morning, wash and dry it and put it in the fridge for a day. It should sweeten up. The hot sun of Continue reading