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Sleigh Bed in Beige Shadow & Canyoneering

Happy Monday to all!  I walked onto our deck this morning and knew immediately something was different. It smelled like spring.... It felt like spring.... Oh please, Lord, can it finally be SPRING? And of course as soon as I smelt and felt and hoped for spring in the air, my energy ...

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Mom’s Buffet

Mom called me over the weekend wondering why she couldn't find a picture of her buffet on my blog. "Haven't you put a picture of it on there yet?  I'm headed to Momma's in April and I really want her to see it!" Mom doesn't visit my blog very often (computer things are still a bit ...

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Turquoise Dresser

One of those gorgeous Saturday mornings last summer, my sister and I hooked up for a rare, joint garage sale-ing adventure.  We both love to garage sale, but we don't often indulge together.When we came across this little dresser, I tried to convince myself it was probably best left behind.Not only ...

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Chalking it Up

Saturday afternoons are becoming my creative outlet time, and today was no exception.  After returning from an afternoon Christmas program rehearsal, I told the family I needed one hour to release a little stream of creative juice I'd been suppressing since early in the week. I even promised to ...

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I'm feeling somewhat nostalgic today.  Maybe I'm missing my little girl (she left this morning on a road trip with my mom and will be gone gasp four days).  Maybe my house is way too quiet.  Most likely, though, my being sick for almost an entire week has left me feeling emotionally vulnerable and ...

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Authenticity….or Not

Well, I missed day 9 and 10 of my 31-day posting challenge...but that's okay.  Life goes on around here, and most often it's the very joys of this life which keep me from my computer.  Which is perfectly fine by me ~ The line about life reminds me of one of many favorite Steel Magnolia quotes:  Life ...

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Cleaning a Little Girl’s Room

My goodness, I feel like I climbed Mt. McKinley today.Or am I supposed to call it Denali now?  See, I live in Alaska and still struggle with this.Either way, I've certainly accomplished great things in the span of one afternoon: Amaya and I cleaned her room.As mom to a darling little seven-year-old ...

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Homeschool Planner

Since Sunday afternoon is usually my day to brew myself a latte and plan our school lessons for the week, I thought I'd share with you the planner I'm currently using.My sister actually discovered this Debra Bell planner over the summer and, like sisters do when you find a good thing, you pass it ...

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31 Days & Fall

Shhhh....don't tell The Nester, but I'm attempting a secret "31 Days" without officially signing up to do so.You see, I'm a bit worried about committing to 31 days of daily posts since my blog's history documents anything but consistency.  For some reason, though, when I read The Nester's challenge ...

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Inevitably, A Wrinkle

Let me just preface the next three pictures with a few disclaimers. This was not Mr. Wonderful's fault. This may have been my fault. In light of recent, more successful projects around here the last several days, hitting a snag ~ or perhaps more accurately, wrinkle ~ was ...

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