Bottle Cap Coasters from Vintage Tart Tins

Bottle Cap Coasters from Vintage Tart Tins

Last Fall, the Mr. and I were perusing the shelves of a large beer & wine store when I spotted a display of oversized bottle cap coasters. I chuckled to myself because I thought it was a cute idea…and as I walked on by, I had a “Wait a second!” moment. Why? Because I could totally make those…so I snapped a photo and held onto it until now.Read more ›

Goodwill Blogging: From Thrift to Gift

Goodwill Blogging: From Thrift to Gift

A new month means a new upcycled project for The Good Life Blog! If you’ll recall, I was asked to be a part of this fun group of thrifty bloggers, brought together by Goodwill Industries of the Upstate/Midlands South Carolina.

September usually marks the start of “Pumpkin-Flavored-Everything” Season… and for me, that means scrumptious flavored coffee! I guess chilly weather and hot beverages were on my mind the last time I was in my local Goodwill store because while I was in the kitchen section, I found these two cute wooden bins!Read more ›

Goodwill Blogging: New Opportunities and Projects (August 2015)

Goodwill Blogging: New Opportunities and Projects (August 2015)

So I have some exciting news- for me, at least, and hopefully for you, too! Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina has re-vamped their blog with an entirely new team of writers, including yours truly. We are a wonderfully diverse team of bloggers– fashion thrifters, DIYers, foodie writers, and home decorators who will bring you new projects and ideas throughout each month. Goodwill is obviously our thrift shop of choice, but it’s just a great idea to spotlight the idea of thrifting and buying secondhand goods. You all know I’m a big believer in it- and a lot of you are, too- so I’m definitely looking forward to yet another way to keeping the “buying used” movement going!

I want to make sure I bring my Goodwill projects to my blog as a way to chronicle everything I make. I encourage you to visit the full Good Life Blog, too, of course- but since my blog is my “journey of making”, it’s important to showcase those projects here, too. Hopefully you won’t mind and I promise to bring you a brand new project next week- and it’s one I think you’ll really like!Read more ›

Repurposed Leather Belt Liquor Decanter Tags

Repurposed Leather Belt Liquor Decanter Tags

I am SO into leather right now…and yes, I know how that sounds! But I’m talking about leathercrafting- specifically with old leather belts.

And full disclosure- I’ve amassed quite the belt collection for my crafting pleasure. I’ve made fun cuffs that I sell in my Etsy shop…and other crafts that are posts-yet-to-be…but today, it’s all about the booze. And by booze, I mean leather liquor tags for decanters!Read more ›