From Rags to Riches: Stories from a Mennonite Childhood


My great-grandmother Snyder seldom threw anything away. For her, turning one item into another had all the energy of the resurrection itself. So, it’s fitting in this Easter season to remember Great-grandma and her skill of transformation using needle and thread. She darned socks, turned frayed collars from one side to another, sewed patches on… Read More

DIY Projects for Your Family This Spring | Tina Hamilton

DIY Spring Family Projects

Springtime is all about “out with the old and in with the new.” Many of us use the inspiration of new spring blossoms and the return of singing birds to make some changes on our own lives. Some try to restart their New Year’s Resolutions or finally clean out that closet that has been neglected… Read More

Repurposing Old Items To Save Money | Guest Post by Tony Standin


As we go throughout our daily lives, we tend to acquire things. A few new outfits here, new electronic devices, maybe even some new furniture and these things clutter up our homes and cause us to spend too much money. One good way to simplify your life and keep yourself from getting into debt is… Read More

Live Like You’re Moving


Last Sunday my son and I went to help a friend move out of her house. Mostly I just kept moving around trying to look busy because I’m really bad at packing. (How is it that some people have this gift for sweeping into a room and quickly doing what needs to be done? I’m… Read More

How to Keep Your Jewelry from Tarnishing


You buy a cute ring (on sale, no less), only to find out after a day of wearing it that it’s turned your finger green and the metal coating has begun to tarnish. To prevent this from happening, all you need is some clear nail polish. Simply paint it on the inside of the ring… Read More

Pallet Shelves as Home Decor


I am excited to be joining Not Quite Amish as a regular contributor writing about DIY projects, repurposing, and frugal ways to add beauty and meaning to your home. My husband and I have been collaborating on DIY projects for our home over the last couple of years. It all began when my oldest son… Read More

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