127th Penny Pinching Party

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Leap Day everyone! I wish I could say that I am doing something special today, but I am just doing my regular Wednesday stuff. Anyone doing anything special today?

Speaking of my normal routine... Finishing up projects around the house seems to be a constant part of my life. Starting projects is really fun and easy, but finishing up the little details always seems to take me a long time. Back in July we painted our kitchen cabinets and took out the built-in microwave and replaced it with a stainless steel hood. The problem is that there was some missing tile where the microwave was. We did the big and hard part of the project and only just now finished up the details and put in some tile. We also cleaned up the grout in the backsplash with a nifty grout pen.

Click below for the whole project:

This month I also created a Pinterest account and have wasted way too much time there. It has replaced my binder full of cut-up magazine photos and articles of projects and decorating ideas.
For those of you who don't know what Pinterest is:

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.
Click on the button below to follow me on Pinterest.
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I can't wait to see what you have all been up to and maybe I will even pin some of your thrifty ideas on Pinterest.



  1. Hi Jen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Your hood looks great! I may do this in my kitchen ...LOL. A project now going on a year long!

    1. Also - tried linking up to your party but it says I dont have a "backlink"? New to the blogging world so not sure what that is about :(

    2. That just means that you have to link back to my blog either on your post or somewhere else in your blog. You can grab my button on the side of my blog or just leave a small link in your post.

  3. Hi, this is my first time joining in on the Penny Pinching Party. :) Your kitchen turned out wonderful! I know all too well about finishing up the leftover little details - My boyfriend and I have been renovating his house since last April. We have a long list.:)

  4. Today, I linked up my Cheap, Organic Face Wash recipe. It ends up costing less than $.01 per use and is super easy to make!

  5. Thanks for hosting again this week. I love to find other crafts and projects I can do on the cheap!

    Amy {aprons & ambition}

  6. Thanks for hosting! I love Pinterest! I used it to help me plan my daughter's birthday party in December, and now I'm using it to plan a First Communion Party.