Thriftin’ in Manhappiness

I have¬† been majorly missing in action when it comes to my blog. Happy to say I am finished with my master’s degree program and now have a lot more time to devote to fun stuff. I was fortunate to take some time off this week and browse our unique thrift stores. I’m happy Manhattan…

Welcome to Cramer Gardens

Mother Nature has blessed us with warm spring weather even before the calendar officially said it was spring. The fam and I got in gear this year and planted a garden. By the end of the day we were more than tired.

An affordable area rug

I love, love, love our hardwood floors. I hated, hated, hated when our furniture slid across the floor. In the morning, it would be just so in the living room and by the end of the evening, it had slid totally off kilter. After some Pinterest eyeballing I decided a large area rug was the…

Fall fun

Fall is here and I’m having tons of fun decorating for the season. The mums are boo-tiful. The punkins and hedge apples are super-duper cool.

Pretty Paper

I tackled making a paper wreath, and I’m happy to say I won. It was fun, and fairly painless. I got the idea after seeing a post on Nesting Place. I love the way hers looks a bit more organized. Maybe a good reason to make another one? I made some fabric flowers thanks to…

Satin and wreaths

I found time last night to begin my sewing/crafting quest. Yeah! And guess what?¬† I used goodies I already had at home. Goodies that have been patiently waiting for that perfect project. So what did I make? Some pretty satin flowers… that I saw on Jones Design Company. The satin was a hand-me-down from one…

Sew looking forward to sewing

The weather has turned BEA-U-TI-FUL and it’s really getting me in the crafty, sewing mood. I’m now trying to figure out what I should tackle. These would be fun: I’ve also seen some very sheer, white drapes in blogs I love to read. But of course, now that I’d like to share with other peeps,…

Super Cute Cubbies

I found a cool sewing room storage idea on Pinterest and stole the idea (I wasn’t the only one that thought it was cool…it seems to be my most re-pinned item on Pinterest). I’ve always got my eyes peeled for old boxes or crates. Some seem super expensive, but I’ve run across two that I…

Chalk Paint, I Love You

I’m jumping on the bandwagon. I am officially a fan of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint. I felt like a kid on Christmas Day when I opened up the box sitting on my front porch full of the good stuff. I started working on some projects last night and had so much fun!This lovely little chair…