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My Poetry Slam: Freestyle Fridays

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My Poetry Slam: Freestyle Fridays

People wonder where I get my energy from. I wish I knew. Because if I did, then I would bottle it up and monetize that stuff for $47 a bottle! But what I do know is that when you feel a zest for life, and you’ve got things that energize you, makes you feel excited and passionate…. […]

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3 DIY Tutorials You Must Watch

3 DIY Tutorials You Must Watch

This weekend my youngest baby turned three years old! We’re not a big “throw-a-party” type of family so we shoved our faces with cake and ice cream a day early, then spent his birthday at the Lego store. You should have seen the way my kids acted at the mall–remember these are boys who neeeeevvverr go […]

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How to DIY When You Think You Don’t Have a Creative Bone in Your Body

How to DIY When You Think You Don’t Have a Creative Bone in Your Body

I’m convinced there are two types of people in this world: those who are creative and know it…….and those who are creative and don’t know it. In other words, we’re all creative! It’s just that some people are more tapped into their creativity than others. And others, like you maybe, question how creative you really […]

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5 Reasons Ryobi Outdoors Will Save Your Sanity

5 Reasons Ryobi Outdoors Will Save Your Sanity

As tough as I may seem with a power tool in hand, the truth is that I used to be pretty wimpy when it came to having the courage to use lawn tools. I know….hard to believe, but it’s true! But something happened earlier this year with Ryobi Outdoors that turned me from a scared little […]

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Freestyle Fridays: The Most Awesome Thrift Haul

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Freestyle Fridays: The Most Awesome Thrift Haul

I’m starting something new here at Thrift Diving called Freestyle Fridays. Basically, it’s an “anything goes” type of post–might be thrift stores, might be me running off at the mouth, might be a poem that I wrote (yep, I write poetry, too). Might be a project that one of you did that I want to show […]

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The Makeover of a $5.00 Thrifted Kid’s Desk

The Makeover of a $5.00 Thrifted Kid’s Desk

Sometimes finding stuff at the thrift store is like a furniture famine. Everyone is afraid that they won’t find something good, so when they spot it, they snap it up so quickly. That’s what I did with this kid’s chair. I was walking down the aisle and nearly the same time that someone else stopped […]

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What to Do When You “Can’t Find Anything Good” at the Thrift Store

What to Do When You “Can’t Find Anything Good” at the Thrift Store

  I know. It’s frustrating walking into a thrift store and not finding anything good. I hate leaving empty-handed. Don’t you? Could be that the prices are jacked up higher than Macy’s…. ….and the selection?? Don’t get me started on that one.  Some places have so little choice and variety that you wonder how they’re still in business. […]

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