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{New Blog!}

I am so excited to take on this new endeavor for so many reasons…where do I begin!? I come from a very creative and hands-on family so I grew up learning ways to create things from scratch, to re-purposing things we no longer had a use for, to scrapbooking and even building organizing solutions customized […]

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April 20, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Mom - You’ve done a great job with this Honey, you are so talented and creative! I’d like to say that you get all of your DIY drive, your creativity and your writing/English talent from me but that wouldn’t be true … well actually the writing/English talent does come from me although you are so much better at it. Your Great Grampa Roberts, your Grampa Kimball, your Grampa Bergeron and your Dad were very much able to DIY their way through anything, there was nothing they couldn’t fix with a nail, a screw, a piece of wire or duct tape.

Well I’d love to tell you more about your inherited talents but I’ve got to go to work so I’ll comment again later. Have a great day! Lots of Love Mom xo

April 23, 2013 - 7:47 pm

admin - Thanks Mom, I knew you’d be my biggest fan. Means a lot! =)

{Kitchen Cupboard Reno: Part One}

When we bought our house in 2009 we did everything our able bodies could to turn our new house into our home in a short amount of time. When we first saw the house there was no flooring in 90% of the main level because the previous owners were waiting for the new carpet they […]

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April 20, 2013 - 5:39 am

Lynn - I just wanted to tell you I think this is an awesome endeavor. We too bought a house with a bad kitchen(in 2011) and are now redoing so am sure we’ll find lots to talk about. I don’t have any clue about pictures onto the computer so probably won’t be able to share. Have to get my kids to help me share.

April 23, 2013 - 7:44 pm

admin - I’m glad I’m not the only one, Lynn! It seems almost everyone has to re-do their kitchen at one point or another, doesn’t it? Ours has been a lot of work but is proving to have a huge payoff! Good luck with yours!

April 25, 2013 - 1:52 pm

Mom - The white will really brighten up the kitchen! I am anxious to see it so that means we’ll have to coordinate a weekend when you two will be fairly close to home!

May 20, 2013 - 5:17 pm

{Kitchen Cupboard Reno: Part Two} » - […] Halleluiah – our kitchen is FINALLY done!  After what has seemed like forever, I can finally cross this project off the list.  To see part one of this post which has the preparation details and list of products and paint I used, go here. […]

July 24, 2013 - 3:04 pm

{A Painter’s Life for Me!} » - […] self will probably disagree though!  I used the same stain-blocking primer that I used on the kitchen cabinets since the walls were such a dark shade of […]

{Owl You Need Is Love: Benson’s First Birthday}

For Benson’s first birthday I wanted to do something special for him that would symbolize just how near and dear to my heart this little man is.  I found this rocking chair online and was so excited because it was just the right size for him and it was a perfect little DIY project that […]

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April 20, 2013 - 1:27 am

Amberliegh - i love that you wrote a message for him on the bottom… i never flipped it over so i didn’t even know it was there. can’t wait til he can use it for more than a chew toy. lol

April 20, 2013 - 5:47 am

Lynn - Absolutely too adorable. I have a small child’s chair that was my husbands when he was little. Planning to strip, sand, varnish & detail it. Our grandchildren have always have called it the grampa chair. It was used to reach to wash their hands & now is used as a plant stand.

April 23, 2013 - 7:40 pm

admin - Thanks Lynn! I’d love to see how yours turns out!

April 23, 2013 - 7:44 pm

admin - =)

April 27, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Mom - Too cute Lisa! You know that Ryker is going to see it and want one too!

{Sephora’s Gelshine At-Home Gel Color System by OPI}

I’ve been getting my nails manicured for a very, very long time, beginning when I was ten years old and living in Florida where it was necessary to have your fingers and toes beach-ready at all times, and ending almost ten years later. When I stopped getting gel nails a year or so ago my […]

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April 22, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Mom - I like your Sephora kit. Next time I visit you I would like to watch you do your nails.

Do you remember the lady that used to do our nails in Florida? Her name was Jackie. She was her own person, very confident, and always spoke her mind. She has long dark hair that she puts up in a haphazard bun held together with a pencil; she was slim but well endowed but braless. She was always barefoot, wore spandex and a big, sloppy t-shirt. She took pride in her work and was a great artist … she could free hand paint tiny pictures on the tiniest of nails in multiple colors without a stencil! She was a single mom with a little guy that loved trains, he would come to the shop now and then when she didn’t have a sitter. I really liked her and listening to her stories.

April 23, 2013 - 7:47 pm

admin - I do remember her! She was definitely different, but she could draw the best nail art ever!

{Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe}

I looove this recipe.  It’s a great change from any traditional pasta dish and has tons of flavor.  I’ve only made this once before with seasoned chicken breast and a salad and it all went great together.  It holds its flavor perfectly for left overs, too!  Try it!! Ingredients:  Sauce 1/3 cup (80 ml) extra […]

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April 20, 2013 - 1:25 am

Amberliegh - this looks so yummy! i can’t wait to try it out.

April 26, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Mom - Making these this weekend for sure. I’d like to stuff some of them with something else “familiar” that the kids will like … it seems whenever you offer them something they haven’t had their first reaction is “yuck” and they won’t even try it … any suggestions?

April 29, 2013 - 6:59 pm

admin - The filling is cheesy…who doesn’t love cheese!?

May 4, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Dorothy Boszak - Oh, do these look tasty…….next time we`re out there maybe you will serve some for dinner. xoxo

May 30, 2013 - 9:30 am

Steven - I am going to make this on the weekend. Great recipe!

May 30, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Lisa G. - Thanks! Let me know how you like it =)