The Money Train

All Aboard!!!

When it comes to setting lofty goals and then failing miserably at achieving them, I’m world renowned. Okay…maybe not world renowned, but certainly friends and family renowned. Maybe I over ...

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Easy and Personal Found Letter Art

Every once in a while I get a brilliant idea. A blue moon rises or lightning strikes or something, and bam! There it is. And when those odd occasions occur ...

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A Day…or Six…Late

Back at the end of October, Katie and Sherry made a “pinteresting” announcement. (Yes, I know it’s weird that I referred to Katie and Sherry as just Katie and Sherry ...

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The Money Train

All Aboard!!!

When it comes to setting lofty goals and then failing miserably at achieving them, I’m world renowned. Okay…maybe not world renowned, but certainly friends and family renowned. Maybe I over estimate my abilities, maybe I under utilize the few I actually possess. Whatever the reason, this falling flat on my face is a recurrent theme. So […]

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Staring at Tables and Dreaming

I’m pleased to report the polyurethane is drying. S   L   O   W   L   Y. The top is no longer tacky, but the edges still are. I’m hoping they got a heavier load of poly thanks to my lack of skill and experience, and that their still tacky state isn’t a foreshadowing of stripping and/or furniture […]

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Conflicting Advice…aka…How Not to Poly A Table

The great thing about the Internet is all the information. The terrible about the Internet is all the information…or should I say the conflicting information. Yesterday I sanded and stained my dining table, and it was looking not-so-bad (considering that I’m a complete novice at this sort of thing). This morning it didn’t look nearly […]

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A Quick Pre-Thanksgiving Project…Well…Sorta

I’m not known for my excellent timing. I let laundry sit too long in the washer, take cookies from the oven too soon, drag my feet about house cleaning  and am “fashionably” late…always…even when it’s not fashionable. So deciding to refinish our kitchen table…nine days before Thanksgiving…wasn’t probably the smartest move. But I’m tired of […]

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Personal Alphabet Art – Part I

On Saturday I revealed the easiest and most personal wedding gift I’ve ever given. I created it at the last minute because Ms. Inspiration didn’t show up until the eleventh hour (apparently she’s as much of a procrastinator as I am), and I was worried. I was worried that they wouldn’t love it. I was […]

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Easy and Personal Found Letter Art

Every once in a while I get a brilliant idea. A blue moon rises or lightning strikes or something, and bam! There it is. And when those odd occasions occur and I excitedly share my brilliant idea with The Hubster, he’s either on board immediately or he gives me “the look”…the one that involves an […]

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T-Day Accountability Project – Part II

So I had this crazy idea. (Don’t think I didn’t hear you groan. Don’t think I didn’t see your eyes roll. I did.) I thought that if I posted a list of commitments I’ve made to prepare our home for Thanksgiving Day and made myself post each day about my progress I’d be more likely […]

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T-Day Accountability Project – Part 1

On Monday I shared my list of Thanksgiving preparation commitments, and as part of my accountability pledge, I thought I’d share what progress I did or did not make on yesterday. I will spend 15 minutes decluttering each of room of my messy and chaotic house. Uhhh…that so did not happen. Of the 12 spaces […]

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Twists and Tweaks

A few weeks ago I started a project. You know the kind of project I’m talking about. One that on the surface seems simple, easy and painless. One that I thought would be finished quickly, giving me ample time to kick my feet up and do some self-congratulatory back patting. You see where this is […]

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A Day…or Six…Late

Back at the end of October, Katie and Sherry made a “pinteresting” announcement. (Yes, I know it’s weird that I referred to Katie and Sherry as just Katie and Sherry like we’re old sorority sisters or something. I guess when you’ve read someone’s blog for a while you begin to feel like you know them […]

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