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Hi ya’ll ~ It’s taken me awhile to reveal my pink and yellow hutch because I’ve been waiting to complete an important detail, specifically this: See that moulding detail way up top?  Originally, I acquired this hutch with that piece missing, as you can see here. I knew I’d need help from Mr. Wonderful to cut a new piece of moulding for me.  He is such a sweetie.  Although he was gone for a week at a statewide firefighter’s conference, once he arrived home Saturday morning (the kids and I were still visiting family in Anchorage), he cut, fit and glued the moulding for me before I arrived home as a surprise. He learned long ago that anything furniture is my love language. I tell you, he’s a keeper. So just today I was able to finish distressing and aging the top piece to match the rest, and now it looks like it’s…

I just tucked three amazing kids into bed on this last night of summer vacation. Tomorrow night will be the first school night of the new year. But my goodness, we are READY: Let’s see, 3 boxes of 24 count crayons, 2 boxes 48 count pencils, 3 Fiskars scissors, 14 glue sticks, 5 composition notebooks, two boxes 24 count colored pencils, 2 pink pearl erasers, 4 boxes tissues, 2 containers clorox handiwipes…. Wait. Does anyone else shake his/her head at these supply lists?  I still remember my mom purchasing notebooks, folders, and a brand spankin’ new 64 count crayola box with built-in sharpener, but tissues and clorox wipes?   What is going on here? Anyway, back to readiness.  Not only are we prepped with school supplies, honey.  We’ve got the SHOES: Ahhh, can you just for a moment relish in the remembrance of new school shoes!? ~7th grade, white leather Nikes,…