Author Archives: Christine

Making a List of “To Do’s”

It might be in the 90s outside, but you and I both know that won’t last for long. It’s time to start planning for fall. We worked hard in the yard today and Dave got all of the mowing done … Continue reading

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Seasonal Cooking – Bring on the Kitchen Mojo!

You and I probably have different interpretations of seasonal cooking. I don’t mean locally sourced fruits and vegetables, I mean that I typically only cook at certain times of the year. Yes, every morning I fix breakfast for at least … Continue reading

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Perennial Succulents and The Back Fence is DONE!

Oh, happy days, my loyal readers! I am pleased to finally announce that the back perimeter of our properties has been fully secured. D’Oh! But first, a little pie in face. We went out this morning, bright and early, and … Continue reading

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Fences, Elderberries, and a Migraine

Migraines Suck Have I mentioned my amazing husband recently? Or my amazing daughter? If not, then let me take a moment to tell you about them. Today I was felled by a stress-induced migraine. I get them so very rarely … Continue reading

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Planning for Next Year…NOW

Future Fence Planning So I’ve shown you a few of the images of my perfect fence when it was still underway. Now let me show you it up close, along with another fence design. We went for a drive on … Continue reading

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Nearly There!

Fences Make ME a Better Neighbor Wow zow! Our fence project has really come along. Click here to see a short video tour of our progress. A morning out in yard produced some great results today. While I worked on … Continue reading

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Fences, Electronics and LESS Debt!

I’m so looking forward to having our back fence done. We have made significant progress in the past two weeks – nearly all of the 4×4 posts, as well as most of the pickets, are in place. Today we rented … Continue reading

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Phase One – Well Begun is Half Done

We took advantage of the pleasant temps on Sunday morning and knocked a portion of Phase One of our fence building out of the way. Three post holes were dug and the two seven foot portions of fence were assembled. … Continue reading

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Three Phases of Fence-Building

The delivery from Home Depot arrives on Wednesday, the 4th – and thus the final three phases of fence building across the back of our property has begun! I am very excited about this. Folks merrily walking through our yard … Continue reading

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If You Give Christine A Brick…

Most of my parenting friends will get that reference. There are a series of children’s books out there, the first one was calledĀ If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. It takes the reader on an adventure. And I really think … Continue reading

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