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Being A Woman

Recovering an Upholstered Barstool Seat

You know you're not keeping all the balls in the air when your upholstered barstool seats are in this condition. But in my defense, at times I actively choose to *bomb* simple things like recovering a barstool seat so I can pursue alternative endeavors in my life which pay greater dividends ...

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Snack Hutch Makeover

Around our house, back-to-school means a return to scheduled bedtimes, intentional meal planning, and time-saving systems to make our morning routine flow smoothly. I am ALL about smooth mornings around here. Here's what I believe: No one should leave the house in the morning feeling stressed, ...

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Back to Basics: Our Three Family Rules

I'd like to say I am writing this post from a place of parental inspiration and accomplishment, but quite the opposite is true. Last week was rough in the Coon household. Rough as in pushing boundaries, eye rolling, unkind words, laziness, selfish ambition. You know, all those qualities that ...

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Painted Gold & White Metal Desk

This little jewel has quite the story. Discarded at a local dump as a rusty, unattractive, past-her-prime heap of metal, a friend of mine saw her last fall and thought of me. What this friend didn't know was that her text that day was an answer to a prayer. A prayer I had ...

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Goal-Setting and Backsplashes

I've learned a secret about goal-setting. I've learned that goal setting is not just about developing a list of systematic, time-driven accomplishments. Goal setting is not about pride, striving, or playing the comparison game. Goal setting is about personal growth.  It is the ...

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Highlights of My First Haven Conference

My week would not be complete without taking a moment to mention a few highlights (and there were several!) at my first Haven Conference in Charleston, SC. For those not familiar with  Haven Conference, it is a blogging conference designed for the purpose of uniting Home Design/DIY bloggers by ...

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South Carolina: 3 Things I’ve Learned

What a tremendously perfect, overwhelming, enlightening, educational, glorious day.  My mind is whirling from all I've seen, learned, and experienced that it will take days to sort through it all effectively.  It's late here in South Carolina so I must keep this short ~ workshops begin ...

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On Traveling Alone: Haven Conference

Last October, three friends and I organized a mini, 3-session book club to read and discuss the book Pursue the Intentional Life by Jean Fleming.  The book is a meditative discussion of finishing well while intentionally embracing today's opportunities for personal growth and gratefulness.  As you ...

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To All the Dressers I’ve Loved Before

I've spent hours this summer going through old All Mimsy Home blog posts, editing and updating photos that did not transfer well from Blogspot to Wordpress, and learning new information about optimizing my presence in the blogosphere utilizing social media and other means.  I know, I know...I ...

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A High School Graduate and a Bedroom

Two weeks ago I knew I needed to write this post.  For one, I've been wanting to show photos of our oldest son's recent room refresh, and Two, I know I'm not the only one nurturing and training up a child who doesn't quite fit "the mold."  As our oldest son's high school graduation draws ...

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