Broken lamp to candle stick!


As the picture indicates…I broke this small lamp. Accidentally, of course. It fell off of my daughter’s dresser. Not allowing much of anything that can reused go into the trash, this lamp was no exception. I broke the rest of the plastic around the part that holds the light bulb so I could save the cord for another project and removed the cord from the lamp by disconnecting it and pulling it out through the bottom. Next, I simply peeled off the felt from the bottom then unscrewed the base from the pole and glass bead parts. ¬†I took off the broken part and rearranged the parts to better suit my design. I didn’t use any other materials other than what already existed. This project probably took all of 5 mins! Lesson of the day: DON’T THROW ANYTHING AWAY. ūüôā REUSE UPCYCLE REPURPOSE ¬†ALL THAT JUNK


A globe repurpose

A globe repurpose

Inspired by my own blog post…Simply take a globe apart. Pull the globe out of the stand. Take a utility knife and cut the globe in half. It will usually be pretty easy to tell where it was put together in the first place. Be very careful, as this part will not be the easiest, unless your globe is just falling apart. It took quite a few times to go around before the globe came apart. Once it separated the rest was cake. I am leaving it up to my customer to decide the finishing touches. (The trim around the bottom). But easy pie you have to instant lamp shades. Or endless possibilities. See my previous blog for other ideas on just globes.

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I must confess…

Hello…My name is Jessi and I’m a pickin’ junkie. I’ve gotten my husband hooked on the junk and my toddler is learning our trash too.¬†¬†

I will not pick today. I will not pick today. 

Must repurpose and refab EXISTING inventory. Hehe. 

I’ll need to repeat this ALL DAY.

Got something to hide? 2013 Swim Suit Edition

If you’ve got something to hide, an insecurity,¬†something you see but no one else really does, keep reading. I hope to help you overcome that¬†during this ‘hot as hell’ Summer.

(OMG watch this, I just reminded myself of this hilarious video I saw on YouTube-WARNING: Foul Language Alert!)

Squirrel! Sorry. ūüėČ

I’m sure it’s nothing! No big deal and NO not everyone (NO ONE)¬†is staring at you. The right type of bathing suit can flatter any woman. I think these vintage bathing suits will look great on any body type. Enjoy the Summer and say “screw you!” to whatever makes you look in the mirror twice. Unless of course you are¬†admiring yourself. Which is perfectly healthy. For about 30 seconds. ūüėČ

Here are some legit vintage swim suits….(Out with the old-even though they rock!)


The lovely Marilyn Munro in a two piece.




A curvy Marilyn.

In with the New vintage inspired look…

When I set out to find a vendor for “new”¬† vintage swim wear I came across Unique Vintage¬†and fell in love. My search ended quickly.

Here are just a few I picked out to share with you from the vast selection found at

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Prices range from $64-100 and sizes range from Small-5X depending on style.

Just for fun…



Vintage swim caps. Got a jacked up hair cut? Odd shaped head? Maybe you just got your hair did. Or you want to (re)set a new trend. Slap a cap on that dome and rock it sista. These are also from Unique Vintage.




Hats $42.00 @ Unique Vintage

Vintage inspired wedges by Matiko.


Platform sandals are a great way to elongate those stems.

Last but certainly not least, my favorite accessory, sunglasses. The bigger the better.



Not just a globe. The repurpose possibilities.

I have a fascination with globes. I am trying to decide which project I will tackle with the  first vintage globe I purchased from the Goodwill ($3.00!) Which is your favorite? Here is a compilation from the almighty Pinterest machine. (Follow me on Pinterest!)

Repurpose into a light fixture.






Modge Podge, Paint and/or decorate.





Decorative Bowl


And you know I love a little (or alotta!) BLING!


I know I don’t have the patience for this, so how about someone just make this one for me?¬†ūüôā

If you have any other globe repurpose ideas, please post to my Facebook, send to me on Pinterest or email. Thanks Loves!

XoXo, Jessi

Night light closet!

ImageI thought I’d try something different tonight. I have never have a problem getting my daughter to sleep during her day time nap but a lot of times at night she sits up and just won’t go to sleep. I wondered if I recreated the light (the best I could without the actual light being on in the room) maybe she would feel more comfortable. This is what I did. And it worked like a charm.
*****READ*****PLEASE¬†only do this if you are 100% sure it’s safe. I used a very small lamp with small wattage. There is nothing hanging in the closet or anything that could possibly¬†fall onto it. It is a large open space with plenty of breathing room. (See ‘inside’ photo). I’m sure this can be done with one of those portable round push lights instead, which I will look into doing myself.
Punkin’s closet has not yet been painted and fabbed since we moved in. This is plainly just to show you the inside arrangement of the dresser and lamp. (Minus all the stuff in there.)

A review I had to share (NOT a paid post)

First, let me just start off by saying I was not paid to review this item nor was I encouraged for monetary reasons to write any of the following. I wish I’d get paid for my reviews and opinions. Hehe. Call me! ;P

For months I’ve been saying how much I want to own a Shark Steam Mop and still would like to try it out. I’ve used a Swiffer¬†Wet Jet for many years and it seemed to be ok. But honestly, felt like it was¬† expensive to have when it came to replacing the solution it required to clean the floor and the pads you had to buy.¬†I would always go behind after “cleaning”¬†the floor with an old towel to dry and get the dirty Swiffer juice that just got pushed around. EW!

Today, I came across something, that may or may not have been out for a while. But it’s one of those “duh!” moments. Of course we need this and I imagine the inventor is sitting on a yacht somewhere sipping on pina coladas. I’m talking about the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop.

TrashTalkinJessiThere are so many features that stand this mop above all the rest but what caught my eye right away was the clear bottle in which you could add whatever cleaning solution you’d like. In my house, I prefer all non-toxic/eco friendly cleaning supplies. A lot of times I just use hot as ‘all get out’ water and vinegar. Not only do I prefer my own solutions, but I REALLY love saving money. Not having to buy the Swiffer “juice” was a huge selling point.


Other things you wont have to purchase include expensive batteries and the pads.

As far as the functionality goes¬†the ‘Reveal’¬†wins again. It’s not cheap feeling when you hold it. It seems¬†built to last and as though there was some thought put into it. There is a nice, thick, soft grip for those tough spots. The squeeze for spray is manual like a spray bottle, which is nice because it spritzes. I really enjoyed that because it simply did not put any¬† more liquid down than necessary to clean the dang floor. I had no need to follow my mopping with a towel because not only was there nothing to sop up but the pad is basically a micro fiber type towel. So that cuts my work in half. The floor practically dries immediately.

Misc-The pad is probably twice the size of the Swiffer also cutting down your cleaning time.

For $20 bucks you can’t go wrong.

Now for the negative. The only problem I’ve had with it is (I’ve only used it once, soo…), it seems to lose pressure after a few pumps so I had to remove the bottle to get air back into it so I could spray again. I’m not sure if that was because the water was¬†hot “as all get out” or if it’s a defect in the mechanism. A review from another person on Google said the same thing :/ EVEN so, I still love the mop even if it did not have the spray all together. I just sprayed my solution that I had already mixed in a bottle and went about my business.

Overall, I’d say it’s worth the purchase. If you are looking to buy this mop, make sure to Google coupons. I saw several coupons and up to half off for this while looking for photos to place on here for you guys.

Have you tried it? What are your thoughts?

XoXo, Jessi

UPDATE: Per Rummermaid’s website.

First, I saw this…Awwww ūüė¶

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But then I saw this and¬†said, “Yay!” Maybe they heard our cries (; and improved the spray¬†thinger jigger and it¬†will be perfect! I’m¬†going to return mine and spend the extra $10 to get the new and improved one. This time, I can say it’s worth it to get the new version. Even though I would have happily settled¬†with the original. Also, they’ve added a scrubber to this one. How much can one really go on about a mop, eh? That’s about it ūüėČ

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