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Being A Woman

Personal Affirmation 2013

Although I rarely set New Year's Resolutions, the start of a new year always prompts me to reflect on what I'm currently doing well, what needs tweaking, and where my life is headed. For me, this always turns into a personal assessment and subsequent plan for improvement...in every area: personal ...

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O’ Christmas Tree

"It's the Most...Wonderful Time....of the Year....!!"Dear Lord, please help me remember this as I look at my December calendar and begin to feel anxiety welling up within me.  I long for a Christmas season full of evenings building puzzles with my family, apple cider brewing on the stove, calm ...

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Making “MERRY”

Wow, it's been awhile since I've written.  Funny thing is, blog post ideas continually roll through my mind on a daily basis - a condition I'm convinced is consistent with bloggers everywhere.Even Mr. Wonderful is known to throw out on occasional, "This would be a good blog post!"Now if only I had ...

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Girls Weekend in Kenai

I'm heading to Kenai for the weekend to celebrate a birthday with my what-seems-like life-long friend, Shelli.  So excited because she has a Keurig machine, a very quiet house, and HGTV. Does it get any better than that?? As I head out the door today, I look around and see so many unfinished ...

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A Reformed Martha Cleans her Drapes

As I cleaned house last Friday, a segment from the book Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World (Joanna Weaver) came to mind. You see, I spent a lengthy amount of time Friday vacuuming my living room drapes. Don't get me wrong: this is not something I do often. As a matter of fact, Friday was ...

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My plan today was to post about the metal stand Mr. Wonderful made a few days ago.Just one thing: some days don't go according to plan.Just after twelve o'clock today, we received a phone call from a lady we didn't know.  She was so sorry, her car had just hit a dog on the road by our house.  Our ...

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Pink & Yellow Hutch

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. ...

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Baking for my Family

This blog was conceived from my love of furniture refinishing, decorating, and all things design. Oh, don't misunderstand me.  I still love those things...!  I can get downright giddy were you to come over this afternoon and talk furniture over a latte with me.  Matter of ...

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Reflection for 2012

The first day of 2012.  A brand new year. I'm sitting here in the office surrounded by piles of receipts, candy wrappers, items I plan to mail to Afghanistan for my brother, kids' thank you notes in need of envelopes, and an empty water bottle that needs to be ...

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A Bit of Lewis Carroll

I have been asked several times where my blog name 'All Mimsy' originated and whether or not it has significant meaning. The answer to the second question is no.  All Mimsy, in and of itself, does not have significant meaning, which is the precise reason it suited this blog. I ...

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