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Catch as Catch Can 97

It’s Thursday!  Do you know why this party is called Catch as Catch Can? Years ago when I was small, Catch as Catch Can was the phrase used around our place when you were on your own for food.  If mom was too tired to cook after working a long day, and we asked “what are we eating” she would use that phrase to signify that we were able to eat whatever we could find.  I liked the words, because it gave me free reign to eat what I wanted.   I raised Jamie the same way, I’m not sure if she was as fond of it as I was.  When I first started this party some 97 and some odd weeks ago, Jamie was the one that helped me with the name.  Way to go kiddo!  It stuck!

Here are the projects that “caught” my eye last week….

headboard coatrack

Lots of headboard ideas




shutter repurposerustic bits and pieces + repurposed shutter



pretty pink bench made from a dresserbench made from a dresser


diy camping crate

DIY Camping Crate


diy printer cabinet

DIY printer cabinet built from scratch (plans @ Ana White)


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Organizing Ideas- Craft & OfficeOrganizing Tips for the Craft Room/Office



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A teacher at heart, Gail relishes the chance not to show off her projects, but to help others find their inner handywoman, step-by-step. Her blog, MyRepurposedLife.com, chronicles her scrap-saving adventures and has been featured on countless DIY magazines and websites, including Women’s Day, Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. She is a longtime influencer for both Krylon spray paint and Gorrilla Glue. With a tribe of more than 400,000 followers, Gail is inspiring a new generation of DIYers to pick up some tools and get to work.
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  1. Thanks so much for hosting Gail! I’m linking up a little late this week, but still glad to be here. Hope you have a great weekend!
    Tuula :)

  2. It is great to hear the story behind your phrase, I love it, I think maybe I will use it with my kids…. Thanks so much for featuring my camping crate! And thanks for the party!

  3. Thanks for the party Gail! Hope you’re having a great week!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

  4. Thanks for featuring my headboard coatracks, Gail! I’d never heard that phrase before your party, so it’s a new one to me.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Hi Gail: What lovely featured projects this week–I like that pink bench from a dresser, along with all the others! Thank you for hosting the party tonight, and I hope you have a great weekend.

  6. Thanks for hosting, Gail. Great features.

  7. I love the phrase Gail. It’s very cute! Thanks for hosting the party :)


  8. Thanks so much for hosting Gail!

  9. I love the phrase ‘catch as catch can’ …it was a widely used term among our family as well!
    Thanks for catching me this week!

  10. I love how you came up with the name of your link party. Cute! I’m sure growing up I would have loved ‘Catch as Catch Can,’ but my parents ate so healthy, I many not have found anything fun. 😉
    Love your features, they look amazing. Thanks for including mine among them. Thanks so much for taking the time to host. I appreciate it. Have a great night.

  11. Thanks so much for hosting Gail :)

  12. Thanks for hosting! : )

  13. great features! i love that camping crate! :)

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