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Missing Somebody Today?

30 Mar

Home QuoteOh, how I love encountering quotes scribbled on coffee shop walls. Call it coincidence, fate, morphic resonance, or pure egotistical naiveté, but they always seem to be speaking directly to me.

Case in point, this quote:
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To-Do To Done

20 Mar

Home To Do SuppliesThere has never been a home owner who has said,

“Now everything here is done… forever!”

There have been and are and always will be more projects to tackle. Come to think of it, same goes for parenting…

But at least with the home projects, I’ve found a solution that (dare I say it?) is genius.

Here are 10 easy steps for taking that house list from to-do to DONE:

  1. Plan a weekend getaway. See? Genius. Stay with me here… Continue reading

Nostalgia

17 Oct

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Nostalgia: pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past.

Where is your most nostalgic place?

For me, it would definitely be my childhood home. Because before it was my home, it was my dad’s… and his brothers’… and my grandparents’.

My first memory on RR 66 includes a hazy, toddler-height view of my grandfather, who passed away when I was two. Like the depiction of many an adult in a children’s tale, I see him only from the waist down (Muppet Babies, anyone?), unintelligible mutterings hovering over my head. Continue reading

Chalkboard Paint

19 Aug

Have an unused wall or side of a cupboard in your kitchen? Try a little chalkboard paint for added interest, usefulness, and fun.

Our toddler particularly likes her new creative play area on the other side of our fridge. We hung a Continue reading

It All Adds Up to Home

29 Jul

SandingSix years ago, we were sanding floors. It was a morning like this, warm with a cool breeze and a clinging dew. Outside, you could feel the quiet beat of a neighborhood, a tune laden with memories of childhood.

We made god-only-knows-how-many trips to Home Depot to get supplies for sanding and the unexpected little projects we uncovered along the way. We wore our layers of sawdust and sweat like a badge of honor. I wouldn’t want to do it again, mind you, but it was oddly satisfying. Continue reading

DIY Wall Art

2 May

What do you get when you combine these?

I wasn’t sure, but I had a blank wall in my guest bedroom and two blank canvases daring me to find out.

Time for some DIY wall art. Care to join me? Here’s the step by step.

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