Archive | July, 2011

The Great Outdoor (Rug) Adventure

Once upon a time we owned a rug… …one that we picked up from a vendor on the side of the road (yeah..really) for fifty bucks. It was not fancy. It was not high-end. But we had a very small child… …and felt that “not fancy” and “not high-end” were good qualities to have in […]

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In the Nick of Time

You ever have a week that made you want to be just about anybody but you? One that made you want to run away to some far away place that you can’t even pronounce? Or put duct tape on the children’s mouths and lock yourself in a closet? (My initial idea was was to put […]

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Destroy Build Destroy

As I contemplated the title for today’s post, I came up with several in addition to the one you see above… …just to share a few. After some thought I realized my first instinct was correct. DESTROY an old mini blind. BUILD a new shade with fabric and glue. DESTROY your hope that you’ve discovered […]

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House Amazing: The Set of True Blood

It’s true. I am. Hooked, that is. From the first moment I stumbled upon the HBO series “True Blood” during its inaugural season, I’ve watched over and over…always with the remote in hand so I can pause or rewind to get another look at something that caught my eye. Now that True Blood has entered its 4th […]

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Enjoy Responsibly

I’ve learned (often the hard way) that some things are best experienced in moderation. Tequila. Chocolate. Sunshine. Last night I scribbled another item on my “Enjoy Responsibly” list. Glue. Yep…glue. Allow me to explain. That’s the ugly duckling mini blind that transformed into a swan-like Roman shade.  Well…almost. Front=swan. Back=ugly duckling. Last night I set […]

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Lord of the Dance

One day last week the kids and I arrived home from the pool to find the washing machine in the front yard. That’s a bit of an exaggeration. It was in the kitchen. Okay, okay! It was sitting in the middle of the laundry room, about three feet from where it’s supposed to sit. Both […]

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Keepin’ It Together…NOT!!!

I am, by nature, a dirt dodger, a clutter bug, a pack rat. I don’t possess a single organizational gene anywhere in my DNA. For the most part I live very comfortably among the stacks and piles in my less (a lot less!!!) than spotless house. But yesterday I flipped out. I woke up to a […]

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Easy, No Sew Roman Shade Made From A Mini Blind

Easy No-Sew Roman Shade & Valence

Inspiring post title, huh? I didn’t think so either. Maybe this will be a bit more to your liking… It’s quite a transformation, and one that’s been needed for some time. For several months my laundry room window has been naked. It’s a window that looks out over the back forty, and out here in […]

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I See A Red Door…

…and I want to paint it…uhhh…red. (Sorry, Mick) Yeah, I’m channeling some Stones this morning. I’m such a dinosaur. So you remember our front door, right? Our it’s-supposed-to-be-cranberry-ish-red-but-it’s-uber-faded-and-very-unwelcoming front door? Sorry about your eyes. I know that was a lot of ugly to take in all at once. I tried to spare you…I swear I did. […]

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Dreamin’ in Color

I had a horrible dream last night. I dreamed that while I was out with the girls celebrating my birthday, The Hubster finished the front porch as a “gift”. As much as I love and adore that man, his idea of decor includes heads of forest creatures that were once alive. I woke bathed in […]

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