Perfectly Imperfect, Vintage

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pallet Wood Weathered Multi-Colored Coffee Table

Simple and easy weathered multi-colored coffee table made from wood pallets

Plan and directions I love 1001 pallets webpage. Lots of ideas. Best of all it's free.

Where can you find wood pallets? just about any store - drive around to the loading dock. Just make sure to ask permission before you take!


Saturday, December 24, 2016

How To Make A Super Strong Password I Can Actually Remember

There's an easy way to come up with a complex password that you won't end up forgetting five minutes later. Business Insider has the answer. 

The full-sentence technique works like this: Think of an everyday phrase that you can remember, like "My #1 favorite thing in the world is my family," or as Muhl gives as an example, "I bought my house for $1."
Then you take that sentence and convert it to a password by grabbing the first letter of each word. "I bought my house for $1" then becomes Ibmhf$1. 


Sunday, December 18, 2016

I'm Getting Organized

I love technology but in the end I'm a list girl at heart. The only problem with lists I keep loosing them.
I'm making a binder to organize myself, my home stuff, and my business and my crafts.
Purchase a 3 ring binder and dividers.
I purchased this Russell and Hazel binder at Target and it only cost me $1.99 - it was on sale and I had a coupon.

Start small and slow otherwise you'll get discouraged. Let the process evolve.

I've posted several ideas and links to purchase many items on Pinterest

I had the idea to post step by step, but then I realized what is good for my home may not be good for yours.  There are many premade forms available on Etsy many are editable, which for me worked better, as I don't have to start from scratch and I can customize easily. Saving me hours of work. You can look on google there are many free printables. Take a look at what others have done and do what you think will work for you. If you don't have a printer save the documents to a flash drive and head to a store that will allow you print from the flash drive - like Walmart.

I was particularly interested in the Bill Payment Tracker - my form of tracking bills was when then came in the mail - I paid them. Then I switch to online payments - not all companies send you an email reminder - your bill is due. I was using a simple calender as a tickler file because I didn't want any bill to fall though the cracks.

Here's a quick peek at my Master Home Organizer - lost of work left to do - but in the end it'll be worth it. No more clutter on my desk no more looking in drawers for paperwork. I've several more binders to make - for my business is next up.

The last page (so far) is home inventory spreadsheet - I am thinking maybe that will need it's own separate binder. But we'll see how this goes over the next few months.

Free Home Inventory Spreadsheet

Create Your own cookbook - publish it! What a great idea.

Create Your own cookbook - publish it! What a great idea.

Check out this website

What's so great about this is you do this at your own pace - you can save it all to your computer and publish for yourself and give as gifts!
I've already started this and I'm having fun!


Monday, December 5, 2016

Winter Island: Salem MA

Winter Island Salem MA Fort Pickering Lighthouse

Winter Island is an island connected by a causeway to Salem Neck  It consists of about 45 acres and is surrounded by: Smith Pool (northwest), Cat Cove (west), Salem Channel  (south and east) and Juniper Cove (north). The island has about a dozen residences at the north end and one road, Winter Island Road. The Plummer Home for Boys sits on 18 acres  of land on the northeastern shore. The balance of the island is Winter Island Marine Park. The entire island was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Winter Island Historic District and Archeological District in 1994

Winter Island Marine Park is located on the former site of the Fort Pickering Coast Guard Base. It's a marine recreational park open to the public. The park takes up the southern portion of the peninsula. The main attractions of the park are the historic Fort Pickering, the Fort Pickering Lighthouse, Salem harbor, a boat launching ramp, and the former Coast Guard seaplane hangar and barracks. Fort Pickering is listed separately on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 2011, a master plan was developed for Winter Island in Salem, with help from the planning and design firm The Cecil Group of Boston and Bioengineering Group of Salem, and the City of Salem paid $45,000 in federal money.
Campground map


  • RV & Tent Camping May 18 through October
  • Historic Fort Pickering Lighthouse & Salem Harbor.
  • Function Hall, year-round rentals
  • Public beach with lifeguard
  • Public Boat Launch - open year round
  • Seasonal Dinghy Rack spaces
  • Camp and gift store.
  • Picnic areas for rent May through October
  • A Stop along the Salem Trolley Tour
  • Great Place for a Wedding And More!

A lot of interesting information on the Winter Island webpage.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son

20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son

1. Get involved in a school activity or sport.  It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble.   And maybe even throw or catch.

2. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don't take something away from her that you can't give back.

3. Use careful aim when you pee.  Somebody's got to clean that up, you know.

4. Save money when you're young because you're going to need it someday.

5. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom.  Now please go use them.

6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.

7. Don't ever be a bully and don't ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.

8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.

9. Treat women kindly.  Forever is a long time to live alone and it's even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.

10. Take pride in your appearance.

11. Be strong and tender at the same time.

12. A woman can do everything that you can do.  This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M.  Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

13. "Yes, ma'am" and "yes sir" still go a long way.

14. The reason that they're called "private parts" is because they're "private".  Please do not scratch them in public.

15. Peer pressure is a scary thing.  Be a good leader and others will follow.

16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.

17. Be patriotic.

18. Potty humor isn't the only thing that's humorous.

19. Please choose your spouse wisely.  My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.

20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.
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