We have an interesting living arrangement. Our house is actually an upstairs/downstairs duplex with a shared front door and indoor stairs. So basically it's a house with extra doors, if that makes any sense at all. (more…)...Read More
About: Nancy Doud
Nancy is the mother of four boys, a writer, a professional photographer and a bargain hunter extraordinaire. She’s been writing at her personal blog http://shawnandnan.wordpress.com/ since March of 2006. Visit Nancy Doud on Google+
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My mom is my thrifting buddy. She taught me the dainty and fine art of dumpster diving from a very early age. Actually I hid in the car and cowered, quite sure that a friend or, worse still, an enemy might see my mom and then see me… The psycho-social ramifications would be unbearable. So...Read More
If you are into crafting or sewing or any other kind of project that involves fabric, the sheet section in the thrift store is a great place to hunt! So much upcycyle potential there! I grabbed up this lovely one for a dollar in a hurry...Read More
A DIY chair reupholster is not what I would consider complicated. It is time consuming and produces a mild perspiration but it is not a confusing process. And best of all, it’s a really affordable way of giving new life to your kitchen chairs. First thing you need to do is remove the seat from the...Read More
I’ve mentioned it before but I’ll say it again, thrifty bargain hunting runs through my veins. I used to literally cower in my car, lest my super cool fellow junior highers might see me, as my mom and dad would scour garage sales for great finds. Clearly I had yet to appreciate the value of...Read More
Almost 13 years ago I had a baby. This baby needed curtains in his room. I decided that curtains had to be one of the easiest things to sew, so rather than buy curtains I decided to make them. My mom bought me my first sewing machine and I made the curtains. I was right....Read More
Sometimes the world looks grey and brown.Sometimes I just feel like my eyes are going to fall out of my head if I don’t see a luscious pop of color. We lived in Canada for seven years and while we loved every bit of it, the whites and browns of winter had my eyes...
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