Category Archives: Community

Code Violation Painting (and more!) Party

Some of the best advice I have ever gotten (and heeded) is this: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The worst that can happen is that someone says “no.” So here is my latest “Oh my, I have to … Continue reading

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Working For Change

I don’t have much patience for folks who complain about life while sitting still. Anyone who knows me can attest to this. If you want things to be different, step forward. Here in our neighborhood, which has been our home … Continue reading

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If You Aren’t Into Sports…

I have been struggling to understand my and my family’s recent interest in baseball, or more specifically, in the Royals as they once again go to bat, to attempt to win the World Series. I’m not sports-oriented, sports-minded, and although … Continue reading

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My Haunting Of Craig’s List Pays Off

Yesterday was a phenomenal day of great finds on Craig’s List! FREE Couch! The evening before I had seen this amazing piece on Craig’s List, posted for only 34 minutes… I nearly cried when the woman responded and told me … Continue reading

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2015 Class Line-Up Is Looking GREAT!

Wow, I can’t help but smile when I look at my calendar for next year. Just for the first half of the year, I have over 23 classes scheduled with the Mid-Continent Public Libraries, North Kansas City Library, and Powell … Continue reading

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Inside, Outside, and Walkways

Every time I think, “I didn’t really get much done,” I find evidence to the contrary. Take today for example. Yesterday was focused on moving furniture around upstairs as we are back to sleeping in the large double room and … Continue reading

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Cottage Work – Week 4

I am exhausted yet again. I’m not a stranger to hard work. And while I am a fan of many things, including modern devices like air conditioning, ice makers, computers, and so much more, I know that sometimes what you … Continue reading

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Work on The Cottage, Lasagna Gardening and More

Work on The Cottage We had a productive couple of days this past weekend. On Saturday, we worked out in the yard for several hours, took a break, and then worked on it some more in the early evening. We … Continue reading

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Finished! One More Zentangle Project DONE!

I must say, baby shoes go much quicker than knee-high women’s size 9. I got to work on shoe #2 for my favorite June Bug and finished in just over an hour this morning. I found some cool new designs … Continue reading

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Who Can Resist A Little June Bug?

On Thursday I headed down to the country to visit a friend. She and her husband recently sold their house in Grandview and are staying with her parents until they build a house on the family farm. Our daughters get … Continue reading

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