Category Archives: DIY

Drink This!

Happy Turkey Day everyone! I woke up today at 6 a.m. and immediately headed to the kitchen to get the Caramel Pecan Cinnamon rolls ready and baking. We have just a few minutes to go until we get to enjoy … Continue reading

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Land and Zentangle

The Last Lot I am excited to announce that today, Tuesday, right before Thanksgiving, we will finally purchase the last lot, a sliver of land that sits between the end of our five lots and The Cottage, making our property … Continue reading

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Necessity is the Mother of…

Tomato soup. Okay, to be honest, it wasn’t really¬†necessity so much as I was in the mood for tomato soup¬†and I had already promised it. It went something like this. Every day that my contractor and friend Jay works, I … Continue reading

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I Should Be Painting, But…

I woke up this morning with an IDEA.   You know the kind. It is the solution to a problem which has been swirling around in your head for the longest time. In my case, it had to do with … Continue reading

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The Cottage Gets a Facelift

My wrists are aching and I am worn out! But thanks to my amazing family, friends, neighbors and more – here is what we managed to get done today. Nearly the entire house has its first coat of paint, and … Continue reading

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Mmmm…Swedish Meatballs

Before I share my newest yummy recipe with you, let me show you what’s floating around in my brain and distracting me from editing my sixth book… In Line With The Penny Floor My brain keeps on turning on what … Continue reading

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Penny Floor Obsessed

Someone save me from myself, because I’m about to walk off a cliff and dive into the land of pennies. I’m serious. But before I tell you about my latest obsession, I will update you on the Homes Tour. The … Continue reading

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Work on The Cottage…and More

Work on The Cottage We have been busy bees on The Cottage and have nearly completed the demo of all rooms except the front living room. So far, we have filled and dumped six truckloads at the local dump. I … Continue reading

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Deals, Kindness, and Home

Gotta Love Savers We went by Savers last Saturday. For those not in the know, Savers is a used clothing (and more) store. I discovered it when my eldest daughter was an infant and have been shopping there faithfully for … Continue reading

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First You Have to Make a Mess…

Making a Mess Last weekend I began working in the back bedroom, moving forward through the house. Sledgehammer in hand, safety goggles and respirator on my face, I tackled the walls. There is something cathartic about smashing a wall all … Continue reading

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