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{Spicy Diet Soup Recipe: Just in Time for Summer!}

This recipe has been floating around our family for a few years now but I’m fairly certain that each of us makes it slightly different. Although we call it the “Spicy Diet Soup” in our house, it’s basically a cabbage soup that’s rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.  I’ve never made this soup with the […]

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April 30, 2013 - 8:26 pm

Chelsy - Lisa! This soup looks so tasty and easy to make and store!! Thanks for sharing it!!

May 1, 2013 - 12:29 am

2nd Cousin Lisa - That looks delicious! I’m tempted to try it using pre-cut cole slaw mix to cut down on the prep.
Your blog looks nice. I can’t wait to read on!

May 1, 2013 - 2:17 pm

admin - You bet, Chelsey!

Lisa, I’m sure cole slaw will work just as well. If you try it, let me know how it is!

May 15, 2013 - 8:45 pm

Edie - This is one of my favourite soups to make when I’m feeling it’s time to purify the body. I’ve tried to get hubby to join me with the plan but 7 days are apparently too long to go without his daily glass of red wine. AND I ensure that I don’t use terms such as ‘diet’, ‘detox’, or ‘cleansing’ to describe the soup as he fears he will be put on some kind of diet!

{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!