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Saving a Family Treasure Radio/Record Player

Hubby recently inherited his grandparents treasured radio/record player and he was so happy to bring it home. It wasn’t taken care of for so many years, but he saw only beauty in that old battered and chewed up electronic piece. The piece is an Admiral 1949 radio/record player with a solid wooden case. My hubby has a pretty extensive record collection and he couldn’t wait to get it working again.

how to make a pvc garden grow light


Having a garden means being prepared for the upcoming growing season. One way to do that is to start your seeds indoors about 6 weeks before the last frost date in your zone. But when its cold and dreary outside and you don’t have the window space, what’s a gardener to do? It's time to make my own PVC grow light stand.

collecting and saving seeds

Collecting and Saving Seeds

Every year, as summer comes to a close, my flowers start to die off, but gardening is never over. This is the perfect time to harvest seeds for the following year.

printing on burlap for christmas printable

Printing on Burlap for Christmas + {PRINTABLE}

Did you know you can print on burlap using your inkjet printer? Let me show you how it's done.

diy pottery barn mercury glass pumpkin knock off

DIY Pottery Barn Mercury Glass Pumpkin Knock Off

I have a soft spot in my heart and soul for Mercury Glass. There is just something so elegant about that shiny glass but you can also use it with other textures throughout the house. For decorating, I love to use mercury glass for the holidays. But, it can be very pricey. I was so happy when I found out I could make my own knockoff version of mercury glass.

diy fall pillow


The easiest way I like to decorate for any season is with pillows. I usually buy a pillow cover and decorate it, because its more economical than buying the whole pillow. And lets face it. Pillows are not cheap. I recently made a really easy DIY fall pillow I would like to share with you.

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Easy DIY Seed Containers

Its that time of the year where I go around and start collecting dead flower heads in my butterfly garden. Be sure to check out my post on how to collect flower seeds. I had so many beautiful types of zinnias this year and I wanted to be sure to preserve them for next year. I also needed a better way to store my seeds, so I came up with DIY seed containers.

diy 4 seasons of garden flags that last

DIY 4 Seasons Of Wooden Garden Flags That Last

The weather can be intense in Florida and cloth garden flags just don't last. They fade, discolor and fall apart. I was done with cloth and ready to move on to something that would last.

diy blooming fountain

Easy to Make DIY Blooming Fountain

We had an eye sore in our back yard and we decided to take action by making a DIY Blooming Fountain.

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Recycled Can Herb Pots

Looking for a really cute idea for Mother's Day, teacher or a new neighbor in town. Anyone who cooks loves fresh herbs.

Tammy - My Life Abundant
Tammy - My Life Abundant
About meI'm just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget.