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dad project no. 2

We have one large wall in our 'TV room'.  I didn't want to hang artwork or pictures on it but wanted something to hang there to break up the wall and possibly reflect the light from the windows on the opposite wall.  I looked around at mirrors but I never found anything I liked (or […]

dad project no. 1

There is seriously nothing better than a retired parent(s).  My dad retired a couple of years ago and in between breaking up old concrete in his basement, caring for Kheri a few hours each week and reading the paper while sipping coffee at Panera Bread he made this wonderful coat rack for us.  On the […]

Kheri’s room

I have my parents to thank for taking the trip to Ikea with me, my dad for putting together 3 bookcases and hanging the shades and Annisia for coming in March to have tea and help me put the room together.  Carl was working 80 hour weeks leading up to Kheri's arrival…tax season…so I was […]

I am thankful…

…that you keep coming back.  It has been 13 days since I last posted.  I have been a bit under the weather lately.  So thanks for hanging in there with me and 'hello' to some of the new people who have stopped by in mini absence. I never officially posted about the spending hiatus wrap-up.  […]

almost here

The lilac bush that the boy ripped out (he was supposed to rip out a different bush) is growing again.  I hope it's a good year for a comeback. I went 'shopping' in my closet and got out these handmade quilted placemats that the boy's aunt and godmother made for us for our wedding shower.  […]

chalkboard door of my very own

I forgot to show you this!  After my mini-obsession with chalkboard paint, I finally used it at our house on the closet door in my studio.   I doubt I will ever actually draw or write on the door with chalk.  I just love the matte blackness of it! I am planning on painting the […]

canning the housecleaner

I did something crazy a few weeks ago.  I let my housecleaner go.  He was great.  No complaints there.  But I had been thinking about it for awhile and just decided to go ahead and do it.  It was really a bit of luxury for us and great while it lasted.  Originally he came every two […]

the weekend

: manual labor (we finally got the rest of the bamboo floor put down) – see the before pic here. : alfresco meals (in between Indy & Nascar) : coffee drinking and magazine reading (and a few small gardening projects) : and taking time to remember why we observe Memorial Day

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