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6 Life Lessons Learned from Mothers I Know and Love

Often times, the only way to learn a life lesson is to try something, fail, and then pick yourself up, brush yourself off and keep going. Sometimes, though, you learn valuable lessons for living from others in your life just by following their example. For me, it has been at some of the most painful […]

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5 Curiously strange vintage Easter figurines

5 Curiously Strange Easter Figurines

Have you ever noticed that some of the older, vintage Easter figurines are not so happy-go-lucky as our more contemporary lamb and bunny molds?  Honestly, I never really gave it much thought until last year when I spotted a mixed media style Easter bunny at the thrift store. It’s a decoupaged deal with lots of […]

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When Someone Brings You a Basket of Kittens

The neighbor girl, Rosalyn, brought over a basket of kittens to ask me which one we wanted. It wasn’t a fancy basket, it was a laundry basket. And it wasn’t a basket full of kittens, there were only two. “Can I have both?” I asked. There was no way I could choose between the two […]

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Pumpkin Patch Musings

When my sister called me on Sunday, I was knee deep in a list of things that had to get done. She asked if I wanted to go with her to a pumpkin patch in DeKalb, and I answered, “Sure!” Of course I wanted to spend time with her, but I also knew what she […]

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These FiftySomething Bloggers Want You to Know That…

Born before cable T.V., cell phones, and computers. Oh my!  Yes, that’s me, and a slew of other DIY Bloggers who are over 50 and proud of it! Do we have any alternative? I am fortunate enough to belong to a group of bloggers who are all 50+ years old. Most of the time we […]

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Unless You Can Be a Vintage Mermaid Statue

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a vintage mermaid statue. Then always be a vintage mermaid statue. Fess up. Haven’t you ever dreamed of being a vintage mermaid statue?  No? Okay. How about just wishing you were a mermaid? I’ve wished such a thing.  And from all the quotes on Pinterest, it’s seems to […]

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Isn’t Everybody Someone? {and a Printable}

When my son was down in Houston a few years ago, he was driving down the highway and saw some wording painted on an over pass that read, “Be Someone”.  He took a photo, and at some point he showed it to me. Cool! Have you ever noticed that we often use this expression, even […]

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Coffee at the Roundhouse

One of our new favorite places when my son comes in to town is called the Roundhouse, and for good reason…yes, it’s round.  This Roundhouse has been around since about 1880 and is said to be one of the oldest limestone round house structure in the US. The Roundhouse was originally built to house a […]

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6 cozy winter diy project ideas to keep you busy until the warmer weather arrives from StowandTellU.com

6 Ideas to DIY Away the Winter Blues

Well, the holidays are over, but for some of us that only means that we now a few loonnnggg, cold months of winter staring us in the face.  Many of us like to get busy cleaning, organizing and de-cluttering and that is a great place to start, but I always like to try and celebrate […]

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The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and get to say what we are thankful for. Here are 10 crafty ways to help kids say thank you on Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Help Kids Say Thank You on Thanksgiving

The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and everyone gets a chance to say what they are thankful for.  Problem is, when you are vying for center stage at a Thanksgiving table of +30 people, holding everyone’s attention for the duration is a bit […]

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The magisto app is an easy way to make your own video, even if you have no video making skills

Make Your Own Video Magic with Magisto

I’ve been looking for a way to put some of my vacation photos and videos into a shareable format that had a little pizzazz.  Only I really haven’t had to time to add my own flare.  I had heard about an app called Magisto, so I finally gave it a try and hey, it’s pretty […]

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I Spy a Birthday Candelabra

We can all sing the Happy Birthday Song again.  Did you hear?  The powers that be decided the other day that the Happy Birthday Song can be sung by anyone, at anytime, in any place, at no cost to any of us…at least for now. This past spring, however, when we were celebrating my friend Deanne’s […]

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I Spy Gravel Filled Mason Jars (Plus New Home News)

I left off a few weeks ago with the news that my son was arriving home from Dubai.  Well, we’ve been doing plenty of visiting family and friends, attending summer parties of all kinds and just hanging out in general… But, we also made a huge leap and put an offer down on a small […]

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Outlaw Maude March and Her Gang of Horse Theives

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but several years ago, while perusing the local thrift, I came across the most intriguing book cover, titled The Misadventures of Maude March, female outlaw circa 1869.  The book is written by Audrey Couloumbis, and although the cover had me completely intrigued, I wasn’t so […]

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Stowaways – Faux Stained Glass

Most recently I showed you a rather curious old  photo that I had stowed away in my attic of a child on a pony.  Well I’m pulling something else out of the stowaway pile and it just so happens to be one of my first crafty projects.  Some would call it faux stained glass art, […]

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