Who doesn't want their shanty to be a bit savvy, a bit clever, creative, a bit sensible, sharp and ingenious?! But hey, let's face it, most of us are living on a shoestring. Here's how I'm doing it my way, making our nest a Savvy Shanty.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Coffee Anyone?

This post is hitting a nerve this morning, as I am out of milk and apparently, so are all of my neighbors. But this little coffee grinder was picked up at my local Goodwill. Don't ask me the price, can't remember other than it was cheap!
Thought it could be cute, especially with some paint.
Well you know the drill, disassemble, throw in some spray paint and some chalk paint, Annie Sloan of course, reassemble and then merchandise.

The ironic thing is that it is sitting next to the Cuisinart coffee pot with grinder.

Now, off to find some dang milk for my coffee!



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Friday, July 22, 2011

Independence Day

So this is a very difficult post for me to write. As you may have noticed it's been pretty quiet around the Savvy Shanty. Our family has been going through some very difficult times. After a two year battle with breast cancer, my mom passed away on July 4th. It was quite fitting that she came into this world on Valentine's Day, as she loved EVERYONE! And extremely fitting that she passed away as the the Greatest Country in the World celebrated it's Independence. I am thankful and have peace that she is independent of this horrendous disease, of the wretched road she had no choice in walking and of all the pain and suffering that she endured.
This photo was taken the day that she had her head shaved and we "celebrated" with a shopping trip to find some great hats. It was on her terms, she took her hair before the chemo could. That was the way my mom did things.
And as my family begins to learn a new way of living without this woman in our lives, I will try and honor the woman who was one of the most creative people I have ever met. She will forever be a part of the thread that makes up the fabric of who we are.

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