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Chalkboard Painted Baskets

Now that the basement has been officially painted from floor to ceiling, and my son has made his way safely to Dubai;  Ken and I have been trying to make some sense as to how we want to put the basement back together.  You know the dilemma.  What stays? What else needs to go? Where […]

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11+ Ways to Make Your Own Faux Snow

The other day, I showed you how I bottled up some faux snow into snow in a jar ornaments, and that post included an easy faux snow recipe, but that’s really only the tip of the iceberg on faux snow…wah, wah, wahhh! Here are some killer chiller ways to make safe, non-toxic faux snow this […]

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Keepsake (Faux) Snow in a Jar Ornament

At the first signs of a snowfall, when the snow is so fluffy and powdery, haven’t you ever just wanted to scoop some up and take it inside for keeps? You know, put it in a jar and look at it later…after all the snow outside has gotten dirty and dingy…partially melted down… only to […]

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Visiting America’s Stonehenge

On a beautiful Fall day during our trip to New England, we had the opportunity to visit America’s Stonehenge.  Bet you didn’t know that America had a Stonehenge?  Neither did I!  But once we discovered that it was only about a 30 minute drive from Salem, Massachusetts, we put it on our itinerary. How could […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Soup

My mom always made turkey soup the day after Thanksgiving with the turkey carcass and all the Thanksgiving leftovers.  And I mean right down to adding cranberries and sweet potatoes to the soup, too.  What I always liked about her recipe was that it wasn’t based on exact ingredients, but rather what was left over […]

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Basement Progress Sneak Peak

While suffering from paint brush wrist, paint roller elbow, Do-it-yourself-basement-floor knees and a multitude of other aches and pains, I’m happy, ohhhh so happy, to say that progress is the basement is being made. Main objective (for the moment) is to have basement completed enough that we can clear out the guest room, so when […]

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New England Salvaged Decor Inspiration

What do you find most intriguing when on vacation?  The scenery, the people, the food?  Call me a little neurotic, but often times, while on vacation, I can’t help but pay the most attention to the (I’ll use the term loosely)…decor. Yes, I do partake in enjoying the scenery and food and meeting the people […]

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New England Historical Colors Inspiration

Having just come back from a road trip through New England, I have a new appreciation for the phrase “New England Fall colors”.  Now, I haven’t traveled everywhere, but from all the places I have been in the Fall season, New England is officially at the top of my list for having the most vivid […]

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Good News Bad News and a Trip to New England

Have you ever had someone say, “Pack your bags, because you are going to…”?  Well, that happened to me just a few weeks ago, when my son called to tell me he wants to fly me out to Boston to meet up with him and take a road trip through New England.  We’re hoping we’ll […]

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Gloomy Fall Gallery Wall and Route 66 Talking Crow

As the season of Fall and our basement update having been rolling along together, I have literally, just one small section of our townhouse that isn’t stacked with stuff from the basement.  It’s a section of my living/ dining room wall, and I have been hanging up all of my recent Fall-ish projects (really, just […]

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