An impromptu family day in Washington

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“Son, we’re going to the states!” My boy looked at me with the most dismayed look ever. He knows my directionally challenged ways. And he also doesn’t like a whole lotta new and detests getting lost. So we are quite a team when we venture out to places unknown. 🙂 Sundays are traditionally our family […]

PJ 232 – Salvaged kitchen decorating ideas

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   Welcome to Party Junk 232 – Salvaged kitchen decorating ideas Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific This weekend, kitchens have been on my mind. I’ve done a little updating of my own, and it triggered a need to see what everyone else was up to… Wood crate cupboard  / Knick of Time […]

A new branch handled toolbox organizer by the phone

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If you were around the blog yesterday, you would have seen all the junk love poured towards my crazy little sawhorse pipe lamps. Thank you so very much for the thumbs up! Totally unexpected! I’ll admit, those lamps indeed dressed the kitchen up a notch. And a few elements seemed to need updating alongside them. […]

Junky sawhorse pipe lamps with chalkboard shades

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Today’s post is rather special. Or should I say, it was a special gift, which eventually morphed into junky sawhorse pipe lamps with chalkboard shades! Yes. TWO of them! Visit #1 JEN RIZZO HERE! Welcome to those of you from Jen’s house! I’m #2 so here we go! Jen Rizzo is the mastermind behind this […]

PJ 231 – Spring Decor Repurposed

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   Welcome to Party Junk 231 – Spring Decor Repurposed Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific First off, thanks so much for chiming in your opinions on the link party survey last weekend! Most of you loved the themed linkup as well as the generalized one, so no big changes! On we go! […]

How to get through changing seasons

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Today I was working on a DIY… that didn’t go so well. That’s 2 fails this week! Oh dear. 🙂 Well, I have some work to do with no post to show for it. So I dug into my blog archives to see what I had sitting there and found this one. Not sure why […]

A gym with a view

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This will quite possibly be the strangest post I’ve put out there yet. But… it’s working, so I felt a need to share it. 🙂 Ready for a little crazy? Awesome! You SHALL be entertained… guaranteed. Everyone? Meet my gym with a view. Remember when I talked about walking up that hill? Well, walking up […]

How to make a burlap bow

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When I hosted the Michaels Hometalk Pinterest Party, I was given a little surprise. This beautiful crate of crafts was gifted to me from the Michaels Abbotsford team! Stunned, I took it home and waited until I felt I had the time to super appreciate every little surprise tucked inside. And today was the day. […]

When work becomes play

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Once upon a time, I use to have what was deemed a ‘day off’. Meaning, a day where I could just get up and do whatever I wanted. Perhaps junk shopping, or putzing around staying home starting a new project, whatever. Today, I still look forward to those days off. But my days off have […]

PJ 230 – an upcycled link party and a survey

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   Welcome to Party Junk 230 – An upcycled link party Every Friday, 7PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific antique mason jar crate display Hello and welcome to yet another weekend upcycled link party! Things will be simplified this weekend. Internet connection is in limbo at the moment, so it’s been tricky getting a proper […]