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…

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…

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…

What a find

The fam and I were enjoying ourselves around town today (we were actually at home for a change!) and we ran across an “antique and collectables” store I’d never seen before. It’s on a residential street and sort of hidden, but the nice lady said they’d been open for two years. Two years!? Where have I…