Author Archives: Christine

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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Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize

It started with an email from Greenability magazine. “Save $3,000 on a 2018 Nissan Leaf if you are a KCP&L customer.” And that got my attention. I mean, heck, $3,000 is a LOT of money. So I did a little … Continue reading

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If You Could See What I See

I wish that, for just a moment, you could see what I see. Perhaps my words and the photos will be enough. This morning we headed out at just past seven to begin mowing. Well, Dave mowed and I was … Continue reading

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Elderflower Cordial

When we moved into our home here in Historic Northeast, we noticed there were some healthy elderberry bushes growing. A naturalized plant to the area, cultivating an elderberry is as simple as planting it and walking away. Years ago, we … Continue reading

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Vacuums That Last

My last post was about my visit to a great bargain store, so in that same vein, I’d like to talk about the best vacuum to buy. It might not be sexy, but I hope you will listen to me. … Continue reading

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Bargain Hunting in the Kansas City Metro

Several years ago, I discovered the Dented Can Outlet. It was close, on Troost near Linwood, and I scored some amazing deals there. Sadly, they closed, and I’ve been pining for cool food bargains ever since. Well, I found one, … Continue reading

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