DIY & Crafts:
Ever since I was a child, I would rather try to make something myself than buy it. I can remember finding an old bed frame on the street on garbage day when I was 12 and dragging it home to refinish for my own room.
In my family you just rolled up your sleeves and got to work. And I've brought a lot of that spirit into my own home.
If you enjoy thrift store repurposes, you'll like How To Make A Penny Bowling Ball (photos aren't much to look at, but it's a great spring project for your garden), DIY Earring Holder and DIY No-Sew Shirt Pillow Tutorial .