Blog Spotlight: Refashionista

I absolutely love the idea of this blog.  She buys the really ugly clothes at thrift stores for mere dollars if that, then turns them into beautiful outfits.  A lot of times she has a inspiration outfit she likes, then cuts, pins and sews the “ugly” garment into the magnificent new one.

refasiIf I knew anything about making clothes I would try some of these redesigns.  This is re-purposing at its finest.  You definitely need to check out this blog.

Blog Spotlight: The Bloggess

If you need blog content that will make you laugh, you need to check out this blog: The Bloggess.  It is HILARIOUS!  I was borrowed her book from a friend, “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” and her writing entertained me for hours.  Her style of writing is conversational, honest and so very funny.

Beware there is a lot of swearing, so if you are sensitive to that, please use caution.

This is my favorite post: Unicorn Hairs.  Enjoy!

Blog Spotlight: My Zero Waste

I wanted to spotlight a blot that I have known about for a long time.  I came across this blog when my husband and I wrote for  I was always impressed by a whole family working together to reduce and eliminate waste.  Plus, I have been thinking about cutting back what I throw away and I will use this website as inspiration.


Please go and check out this blog at  The site has a lot of tips and projects you can use in order to reduce your waste.  Why not make a resolution this year to cut back on the amount of food you throw away.  This will save you lots of money, and reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses that are released back into the air.

Blog Spotlight: Guy Goes Green

If you want to learn a little something about being green, I suggest checking out the blog Guy Goes Green.   My husband started this blog to make me happy, sort of.  The intention was to go a year, each week there would be one green task for him to take on.   We attempted to pull him away from plastic bags, reduce water usage and to stop junk mail.  The blog is full of educational articles and ways to reduce our dependency on energy and waste.

If you are looking to have a greener Christmas, you should read these articles:

1.  Overconsumption

2.  Green Shopping Websites

3.  Pictures of our Recycling Christmas

4.  Real or fake Christmas tree – Which is greener?

5.  What are some ways to cut back on electricity costs

Those are our best blog posts that will help you save this holiday season!  Enjoy!

Blog Spotlight: Make It Give It

My next Blog Spotlight is for the totally crafty blog, Make It Give It.  I came across this blog, I don’t remember how I came across it…probably Pinterest, because that site is so addicting.  Anyways, I came across a blog where they made this:

I have always wanted to make salt clay.  It is really easy too.  It’s just flour, salt and water.  My trouble is finding a round cookie cutter to the size I want.

This blog has other really cool crafts that I want to make too.  I love this garland.  Just think of all the different versions of this you could make.  And what a great way to reuse scrap materials.

I also love these little heart ornaments.  Another great way to use up fabric you have laying around.

I made curtains a few years ago, and found the fabric at a fabric warehouse of some sort.  They ended up selling me the entire roll of fabric for a deal.  Now I have lots of fabric laying around the house.  It is my mission to make something useful from all of this fabric.  Lots of throw pillows, a quilt, dress pants for the hubby?  Who knows, but I am not one to waste.

Blog Spotlight: Funky Junk Interiors

We had a store called Funky Junk in downtown Fargo, but sadly, I think it closed.  It was one of my favorite stores to walk through.  It had a cool mix of old furniture and new accessories and vice versa.  It was just the look I was going for in my home.  I can certainly dream.  With the large amount of hand-me-downs that we acquired, there would be no way to style my home the way I want.  It would just be too costly.

I happened across this cool website one day on Facebook.  A friend posted a link to it and I had to check it out.I love the styling of the website and the photography is phenomenal.  It makes me want to jump into the photos and live there.  The amount of content on the website will keep you busy for a long time.

The creator of the website got started with boulevard shopping.  I personally love the idea of taking trash and reusing it.  Re-purposing is so much better than recycling.  Unless recycling is the only option, then it’s better than throwing it in the landfill, by a long shot.  I definitely think that there is a certain level of creativity required to successfully re-purpose trash.  But Funky Junk Interiors has it!

Some of my favorite posts (these photos taken from Funky Junk Interiors website):

I love these stairs!  What a conversation piece!

I love the brightness of this photo.  Lots of re-purposing here.  An old ladder, gate, and door.  This is just proof that there is another use for what many others would see as trash.

And finally, I need this desk, made from pallets.  There are so many things that you can do with pallets.  I actually wanted to a remove a pallet from someone’s boulevard this spring cleaning week, but my husband wouldn’t let me.  He thought it would just sit around in our garage.

This blog gives me inspiration to create funky interiors.  I look forward to other new cool inspiring blog posts to come!  You should also check it out!

Blog Spotlight: Recipe Diaries

I decided that I am going to give myself homework every week and find a blog that I enjoy.  While I am Pinteresting, I always come across one or two that I want to keep track of.  This will also allow me to add to my blog roll and to give you some cool new websites to check out.

This first one was sort of a no-brainer.  I have been following this blog for years, and it also belongs to one of my friends.  She loves to cook and also loves to take pictures so it was ideal that she creates a cooking blog.  She has an equal mixture of sweet and savory recipes and keeps it light by adding a touch of humor when she updates us on what’s going on in her life.

Some of my favorite recipes that I have tried and/or baked myself:

  1. Rum Raising Truffles -How can you go wrong with treats like these?
  2. Pumpkin Swirl Bread – This is even good to freeze.
  3. Bubble Up Enchiladas – This is so easy and yummy!
  4. Oreo Truffles – This is my go to gift – work treat.  This is hard to keep around my house though because they don’t last long.

Those are a few of my favorite recipes.  There have to be hundreds of recipes on that website, surely something for everyone.  You should check it out soon because there is a Recipe Book Giveaway going on right now through August 1st.  You can either like her Facebook page or comment on her blog.  So go check it out.  You will not be sorry!