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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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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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Drive On

Jacob is convinced he can drive. He thinks it’s “ridiculous” that he has to wait “six whole years” until he turns sixteen to get his license when he already drives “better than half the idiots on the road”. (Where he gets the idea that there are idiots on the road I dunno, ‘cuz I’d never […]

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My Stupidity Knows No Bounds

The Hubster’s quite puzzled by my recent obsession with our front porch. He doesn’t “get” that the porch is the first glimpse, and the first impression, that people have of us. I’d like both to be good. And so I’ve been trying to create a welcoming outdoor space. (Note the use of the verb “try”.) […]

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Sometimes Ya’ Get Lucky

Friday I posted about the great deal on the I-don’t-really-love-it-but-it-fits-in-my-budget patio furniture I found at WalMart. The kids and I picked it up, brought it home, and I proceeded to try to assemble it. Now…what I’d like you to understand here is that I’m fairly handy. I’ve built furniture…from scratch…using big girl tools and cut-off-a-major-body-part-if-you’re-not-careful […]

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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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Big Behind, Skinny Wallet

Have you ever taken the kids shopping and five minutes into the trip you weren’t sure who to kill first…them or yourself? Yeah…me, too. After my wicker fix-up failure Saturday morning, and after a trip to the pool with the kids, I decided it was the perfect time to check out the huge wicker selection at Carolina […]

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My New Best-est Friend

If I were a cash register I’d be going, “Cha-ching! Cha-ching!” right now. (Nope, didn’t win the lottery…again!) But I did get…count ‘em with me…one, two, three, four, five things off my Front Porch To Do List done today. And I still had time for a lengthy dip at the pool with Lulu. Go me-ah…go […]

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