About:I'm a Mom, Gramma and wife who is happily retired. Now I can devote time to all the things I love, like cooking, building, crafting, my family (of course) and animals. I'm blessed to have all my children and my granddaughter still at home. Our little ranch style home doesn't always seem big enough for us all, so I'm always looking for ways to stretch the space we have. I'm *thrifty* too! (Ok, so most say I'm cheap!) I refuse to pay high prices for things that I can make. I'm always looking for ways to up-cycle things as well. My husband says that I invented thinking outside the box, I say what box! I'm still new at writing tutorials so hand in there while I get it right!