Monthly Archives: January 2013

Thrifty skirt makeover

I get hand-me-downs for Katrina which we really appreciate. Occasionally something comes our way and it’s really too dated. She received a jumper (remember those?) which was made of a nice blue and black plaid. I really liked the fabric … Continue reading

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Bedroom completed

Hello everyone.  I hope you all had a productive weekend.  I got a lot of housework done on Saturday which felt good.  This afternoon and evening I expect to wield a paint brush in our master bath because guess what?  … Continue reading

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After – bedroom furniture

In the last two months before we moved back into our house (after our house fire made us leave for nine months) I was frantically working on my daughters “new” bedroom furniture. She liked the idea of some Paris accents … Continue reading

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Before – bedroom furniture

I have been meaning to post this for quite awhile, but never got to it for a variety of reasons. I’d like to show you the power of paint to radically change the look of furniture. This February we’ll reach … Continue reading

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recipe mess up

Hi guys, It looks like the list of ingredients for yesterdays post are not lining up nicely on some computers (like my ipad) Unfortunately I can’t see the problem on the regular computer where I compose my posts, so I … Continue reading

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Recipes that are sure to please (picky eaters)

I tried a new soup recipe last week and it was delish.  Especially since it featured broccoli but didn’t taste like broccoli, and thus (most) of the children ate it. Potato, Broccoli and Cheese Soup                                                                             … Continue reading

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Untidy house = untidy mind

So I have some random thoughts running through my head that I’d thought I’d share. Looking around my house this past Thursday, I know I’ve totally fallen off the tidy house wagon. I’m not sure when that wagon took off … Continue reading

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Encouraging play

When I had my first child, it was a bit of an adjustment ~ being home all day. I was used to going out to work everyday, so I would get cabin fever. I’d stop by at my mom’s, or … Continue reading

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Well hello everyone! Just popping in to wish you all a happy and blessed New Year. I have neglected this blog for a couple weeks. Life interrupts at times…. and nothing interrupts quite like the full blown flu taking out … Continue reading

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