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Cheap Thrills with GDGC

This morning, I am getting my Cheap Thrills on. Fox 23’s Great Day Green Country has asked me to spout my vintage weirdness once again for the whole world to see, but this time on location.


Cheap Thrills is one of my favorite stores in all of the land (Tulsa land, that is).


It has the coolest vintage clothing, decor and jewelry and for the right price-“Cheap”!


I have found my favorite vintage dresses here…


…and my favorite project inspirations-like my Scarf Shirt. (Learn how to make this Scarf Shirt yourself).


So, if you’re bored today and want to be a part of something both weird and awesome…come to Cheap Thrills on 15th Street at high noon. Not low noon-because that, my friends, just doesn’t exist.
♥ ♥ ♥

Here are the links to my other LIVE TV appearances on Fox23’s Great Day Green Country:

Here are links to my Homemade Household Cleansers and Beauty Products:

And here are a few Homemade Food Items to easily replace store-bought items:

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending time with such a weirdo. Make sure you become a Facebook Fan or a Linky Follower to keep up to date with what this weirdo comes up with next. Have a great day!

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Getting Ready to Garden-Bunnies Beware

I know-it’s only January 3rd. But, it’s never too early to start planning your garden. I’ve been thumbing through my Gurney’s and Baker’s Creek Catalogues, spending hours plotting and scheming.


I’m such an organizing freak, that I made an excel spreadsheet outlining what plants and seedlings I would be buying, along with the planting schedules, cost and soil needs.

I know-I’m a Class A Nerd. And I’m ok with that.


A wonderful reader-Janice-sent me Baker’s Creek Heirloom Seed Catalogue last year-along with a bunch of seeds. I was so ecstatic to try things last year that I normally wouldn’t, that I went about my garden tossing seeds *to and fro.

Who knew that Biceps and I would love okra so stinkin’ much. I’m planting double this year. And, I’m adding cauliflower. Yum.


(*Actually, all seeds were carefully placed into the soil and no seeds were harmed during my skipping and frolicking while wearing these cute green clogs.)


Look at this beautiful soil, just ready and willing to grow yummy vegetables.



My Spinning Composter is filled to the brim and ready to fertilize my soil-naturally.
My Rain Barrels are full and ready to offer free rainwater for the garden.
The dutch clover is protecting my soil from erosion and is going to be a lovely green fertilizer come this spring.

Now, all I have to do is wait and soon, I will have this. But for now, I will enjoy the canned produce, yummy salsa and jalapeno jelly from last year’s harvest.

And, I will wait patiently (somewhat) for the new planting season-when I brush off aforementioned cute green clogs and get down and dirty with my seedlings.


So, bunnies-BEWARE. Your time of bouncing through my vacant garden willy nilly is coming to an end. Enjoy it now, furballs. Enjoy it now.

How are you planning for your garden?

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Christmas Card Photo Reveal 2012

I know the internet world has been holding its breath for the 2012 Greiman Christmas Card Photo revelation. If you are unfamiliar with our tradition, Biceps and I create a photographic masterpiece that we share with our friends, families, accountants, pastors and the like.

No one is safe from this awesomeness.

And, if you haven’t seen the last 11 years of our Christmas Card Photo glory, you should probably catch up. It will make your Monday morning.



Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like giving the devil a good, old-fashioned wedgie.

Merry Christmas!

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Christmas on the Cheap-Decor Ideas

Each year, I love to create new decor ideas for Christmas. The stores are filled with glittery goodness, and I like to keep my wallet full of my hard-earned greenery goodness.

If you get my drift. (That’s no snow joke.)

Here are a few ways that I’ve decorated our house for pennies on the dollar.


My Pretty Paper Xmas Trees were very inexpensively made. They grace my fireplace mantle and add a lot of color to my gray living room. Each are made from dowel rods, scrap plywood, wrapping paper and hot glue.


This is what the trees look like this year; surrounded by vintage deer, tinsel and very breakable bulbs (knowledge courtesy of ninja cats).

I made the Wooden “Peace” Garland that’s on the  Broken Mirror Art from a felled tree, spray paint and stencils.


These are the pieces close up to the Wooden Christmas Garland before I polyurethaned them.


This DIY Vintage Aluminum Christmas Wreath was made from Aluminum foil, cardboard and leftover red bulbs. Super cute, lightweight and cheap!


Simple, different, pretty and sparkly. My Silver Twig Wreath is a fanciful addition to our front door. And yes, I like fanciful things very much, let me tell you.


I also made this Retro Christmas Stocking for Biceps…

…and one for me using leftover felt and vintage ric-rac. They were both very simple to make and much better than the gigantic knit one Biceps insisted on using-hoping Santa would fill it to the brim. The size of this Retro Christmas Stocking is much more practical, although certain people aren’t happy about it.


To match the stockings, I also made a Retro Christmas Tree Skirt for our secondary tree with the same felt and ric-rac. This tree skirt just took a few minutes to make.


Throughout out the house, if there are any remaining surfaces untouched by Christmas, I fill jars with inexpensive ornaments picked up over the years at flea markets and garage sales. I add some sparkly tinsel and a few varieties of colors of bulbs and my house is ready for Christmas.

I have always said, “You can never have too many bulbs and you can never have too much Christmas.” I’m sure you’ve heard me say that, right?

I hope you’ve been inspired or at least your creativity has been sparked from some of these ideas. I would love to see and hear how you are decorating on the cheap this year!


If these parties are up, I link to them! (Here’s my complete Linky Party Page):
Monday: Crafts Keep Me SaneThe Better BakerSkip to My LouDIY ShowoffSay NotSumo’s Sweet StuffEtcetorizeSew ChattyBrassy AppleFlour Me With LoveCreating my WayMad in CraftsOur Delightful HomeSew Can DoIt’s So Very CheriCraft O ManiacPolly Want a Crafter, Tuesday: Craft EditionInspiration Board New Nostalgia Lettered Life Coastal CharmTip Junkie Ladybug BlessingsHope Studios Todays Creative Blog, Wednesday: Someday Crafts Day2DayJoysJillify It Junk in the TrunkWe are that Family Frugally SustainableSew Much AdoFine Craft Guild The Thrifty HomeMy Girlish Whims Quick, Easy, Cheap & HealthyTrendy Treehouse, Thursday: Somewhat SimpleNo Minimalist Here A Glimpse InsideThe Mommy ClubThe 36th AvenueCheap Chic HomeBeyond the Picket FenceFireflies and Jellybeans House of Hepworths The Shabby Chic Cottage, Friday: My Repurposed LifeIt’s a HodgePodge LifeThe Shabby NestJust Wingin’ ItOne Artsy MommaFrench Country CottageFinding FabulousPassionately ArtisticPetals and PicotsSimply DesigningLittle Becky HomeckyMy Romantic HomeBacon TimeSimply Living, Saturday: Polkadot PrettiesTatertots and JelloCreate and InspireBe Different, Act NormalCraft EnvyFunky Junk InteriorsPetites Passion, Sunday: Under the TableNatural MothersMopping the Floor


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