Monthly Archives: April 2017

UPDATE for This will just make you “shutter”

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Well here I am, just as I promised. Almost didn’t return….I have to admit I became pretty irrittated with the remainder of this project.  If you missed it, check out This will just make you “shutter” and it will bring ya up-to-date with my bits of drama.

I finally got a chance to get a barrel bolt for my shutter cabinet.  Hoping that this will help keep the doors closed nicely.  Uhhuh…think again….SURPRISE!!!! That didn’t work either!!! Ok….now I am just t’d off, so much I literally grabbed up all my stuff and just walked away!!!  Dag-nab-it this cabinet is getting the best of me!!

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This will just make you “shutter”

Written by Jessica Chaffins

OH…..This might have been too big of tackle for me (well mostly Jeff but hey)!!  After conquering two projects to overcome my clutter, I may have bitten off a little more than I expected.

My two trays from the past two weeks were so easy and turned out just as awesome as I had hoped……BUT this week I think I went in a little cocky! My plan seemed simple, but I guess that was the issue!  Might seem simple but is little more complex…especially when working with very old, wooden shutters.

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Creative minds are rarely tidy….hence the extensive spring cleaning!!!  At least this is going far better than I anticipated!!!  Been able to combine most of my “extras” to make something new and so useful for us!!

But I will have to say that I am far more excited about my new project for this week!!!  This is something that I needed terribly and am soooo excited to see that it looks wonderful!!! I “shutter” to think that you will miss it!!

wp-1492035414985See ya tomorrow!!! Much Love – Jessica

Who doesn’t love being the center of attention?

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Wow!!! After last week, I am pretty pumped about my spring cleaning run, especially after last week!! Was able to put a nice dent in my bottle cap stash PLUSS I got to use up an old test piece that I had forgotten about!!  If you missed it, click Popped a few too many tops to check it!!

Since I still had one more test piece of a cabinet door…..what am I to do with this one?  It is sooo much smaller!! (insert glowing light bulb here) I still have bits of tile from when we did a small kitchen makeover.  Why not do a similar idea to my patio tray?


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Still truckin’ with this spring cleaning…if ya weren’t here last week, I used up some bottle caps to make us a handy serving tray for our backyard festivities.  Click here to check it out.  Turned out pretty awesome if I say so myself.

Popped a few too many tops

Now what to do with this left over tile from the kitchen makeover.  It is just too pretty for me to toss out!! Join me tomorrow to see how I make this the “center” of attention!!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMuch Love – Jessica

Popped a few too many tops…time to thin ’em out

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Ohhhh it’s that time of year…the sun is shining, birds are singing, flowers are-a-bloomin’….yep, it’s spring…spring cleaning season to be exact!!!  Time to get knee-deep in dust and suds giving this house a major overhaul.  Except this year is a bit different for me, I am about to take on a cleaning out all of my craft and diy scraps!!  (insert horror film screams here!)  If you are anything like me, this is one thing I absolutely dread, almost as much as the dentist or doing taxes!!  We…err I mean…I have way too much stuff!!!

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Spring cleaning in full gear


Wow!!! Sorry I haven’t been around much this past week…talk about being busy!!! Over the next few weeks I am going to show how I have been busy “spring cleaning” most of my craft and DIY supplies!!!  I will kick off tomorrow afternoon with downsizing my stash of bottle caps, with many other easy projects to follow, in the next few weeks, that use up a lot of extras and leftovers (not the meat loaf) that I have around here!!!  But in the meantime, check out some of our other handy cleaning tips by clicking on our DIY Organization page!!

Talk to ya soon- Jessica 🙂