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Cheap or Clever |thrift store junkies

You decide: Am I cheap or clever? I guess you could say I’m cheap, but I prefer to think of myself as clever.  After all, is it really all that smart to pay more for something than you really have to?  Um. no.  Case in point: we needed to find two replacement exterior light fixtures. […]

E-Waste Not Want Not

My new motto is E-waste not want not.  Last Saturday I was dreading the errand of driving to the free E-Waste Disposal and Recycling Center in Hayward.  Having never been there, I had no idea what to expect and after the trek to Hayward and thinking that I was almost getting on the San Mateo […]

Improve Beach Day With These Home Projects That Will Be Awesome All Summer Long!

Looking for great DIY ideas that will improve your days at the beach all Summer long? When it’s time to start hitting the beach on the reg, you have to make sure you have all the supplies ready to go for a long summer. We’re not just talking about the right beach wear and beach […]

Oakland’s Newest Thrift Store in Temescal

Oakland’s newest thrift store is actually one of it’s oldest and most popular.  Those of you who have thrifted in Oakland will fondly remember the Clausen House on Telegraph Avenue.  I’ve found many wonderful things at that store over the years.  Vintage clothing, funky furniture, cherished dishware.  And many a gift for a friend. It […]

The Thrill of Rehab

The thrill of rehab can be particularly fetching.  Why? Some of you may know by now that when I use the word “rehab” I do not mean a twenty-one day stint at Passages in Malibu, but rather the time-consuming, gut wrenching, nail-splitting {but often exhilarating} process of taking a previously run-down, neglected sorry old building and […]

Flea Markets of Washington, DC

The flea markets of Washington, DC deserve another look.  Here’s one from the archives in honor of our national holiday! Greg and I just got back from a too-quick visit to our nation’s Capitol to visit our cousins and their newborn baby, JP, over the 4th of July holiday, and I wanted to share a […]

Sticking to My New Year’s Resolution

I’m sticking to my New Year’s resolution by attempting to open up more about myself on my blog.  Yes, I’ve been thinking and thinking and thinking.  This very public opening is completely counter-intuitive because I am probably one of the most private people you’d ever wanna meet, so this is going to be a tad […]

Creative Reuse Abounds at Art at The Source

A recent trip to Sonoma County for the annual Art at the Source Open Studios turned up a never-ending list of delights.  First, there was a yummy breakfast of french-folded eggs with toast and blackberry jam at Willow Wood Market in Graton.  Then, the art-filled day began with a visit to the lovely studio & gallery […]

Ta Da Dump Ta Da Dump Ta Da Dump Dump Dump

Yes, I know it sounds strange, but a visit to the SF dump can actually be – inspiring.  That’s because the company managing the City’s waste stream, Recology, is a progressive, company-owned organization that sponsors artists and that leads public tours of the facility that will leave you wanting more.  Sure, it can be a […]

Nate Berkus Show Promotes Flea Market Decor

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