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I was introduced to a great homestead site with all sorts of information on gardening and self  sufficiency, though I’ll let you be the judge ♥

highlyuncivilized – this life made from greater than 50% post consumer content.


If I would have seen this a year ago I would have passed by without thinking twice, why? Because I have tried blogging for money several times and failed. However, just over a week ago I accomplished what I thought would never be possible, I earned my Very First Payment from Blogging! Hopefully I can keep it up, and if I do, these tips are great. Go have a look…  3 Ways to Keep Manage Taxes as a Blogger | Blogelina.

A great list of projects to try out, I can’t wait to get started! What are your thoughts?

25 DIY Weekend Preparedness Projects – Food Storage and Survival.

I always assumed  that homeschooling was obsolete, I knew some people did it, though I went to public school and pretty much thought that children had to do the same. Though I am learning that not only is homeschooling bigger that I ever imagined, but research also shows that homeschooled children may even be better educated…

Report: Homeschooling Growing Seven Times Faster than Public School Enrollment.

Pooh Makeover

  Meet my chair, I bought it at the OLVA  for $2 about four years ago. Back then it only had a few lines in it. So I decided to give it a makeover.I flipped my chair over and took out the four large screws to remove the seat from the base. Then removed four smaller screws to remove the plastic from the seat . You can even see that our 9  month old trying to “help” 🙂

I also decided that I needed a little extra cushion for my makeover,

and added an old pillow to my seat.

Our 4 year old wanted to help me, so I let him shake all of the pillow’s stuffing  to the bottom of the pillow

which not only made it a perfect fit for the seat, it also allowed me to attach the pillow to the underneath to keep it in place when I sit on the chair.
I was having so much fun with our kids (especially our 4 year old) putting the chair back together

that I forgot to take pictures of some of the steps 🙂

This is the seat after I attached the pillow and an a blanket that our 9 month old out grew.

I tucked the blanket into the plastic base with the back of a butter knife,

pulled it tight as I could get it and screwed it into place

before screwing the plastic to the seat.The backrest only has two screws, and I used a butter knife to pop the plastic off,

 found a stained Winnie the Pooh sweatshirt that had pockets and cut the shirt to fit the backrest.

I used the pockets to my advantage, as the board rested in the pockets allowing me to pop the plastic back into place.

Then the butter knife was used again to tuck the rest of the shirt into place

Nice & Snug

Is it perfect? Absolutely Not lol,

it has “Character” in more ways than one.

It feels better on my bum and my eyes, all of our kids & even my husband had to check it out


It didn’t cost me anything other than time,

was rewarding to have our 4 year old help take it apart & put it back together,

it looks and feels better,

and I did it myself!Are you planning any DIY projects? What kind of projects are you planning or have you done before?

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