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Slice of Americana: Circus Skate Roller Rink, Murray Kentucky

On a recent road trip, I had the chance to stop off and see a real slice of Americana, at Circus Skate Roller Rink in the town of Murray, Kentucky.  We had just returned from our stop off at the antique shops in Hazel, Kentucky, when I saw the sign out in front of the […]

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From Classic to Eclectic Antique Shopping in Hazel, Kentucky

I’ve just returned from my road trip to western Kentucky and getting back in the swing of things.  It was a bit of a whirlwind trip lasting only three days, but I followed the 14 Steps for a Stress Free Start to Your Road Trip, so we left off with ease and managed to find […]

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Leaving for Western Kentucky and I’m Taking Instagram Along

Our destination is western Kentucky, as we head off this weekend to visit my son in college.  We’ve got plenty of adventure planned which will include roller skating, fishing, junk store shopping and fried chicken! We’re going roller skating, because it isn’t often that you get to visit the home of the WORLD’s LARGEST ROLLER […]

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14 Tips for a Stress Free Start to Your Road Trip

It can be very exciting to take a road trip.  On the other hand, getting yourself and your family ready, packed and out the door on the day of the trip can be daunting if you don’t plan well.  I have started off on many a road trip frazzled and at my wits end by […]

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Dune Buggy Memories: Souvenir Photo Serving Tray with Envirotex Lite

A while back I posted, Dune Buggy Memories from Silver Lake Sand Dunes, about a childhood vacation where I took my first (and only) dune buggy ride. In that post I vowed to come with some kind of souvenir memento creation for the vintage photos from that trip.  In attempt to obtain a slightly vintage looking […]

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Hail to West Cork Ireland – Nail Head Foot Stool

This nail head foot stool is the first entry of “Project Bachelor Pad,” which will be ongoing as I help my son bring together furniture and mementos from our home and family.  He’ll soon be finishing up grad school and may be employed far away from home, but I’m not about to let him forget […]

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Dune Buggy Memories from Silver Lake Sand Dunes

I’ve been going through a pile of old photos, and I came across a few from a family vacation in western Michigan, circa 1974.  I remember having great fun on that trip, but my favorite memory of all was the day we spent at Silver Lake Sand Dunes. The Silver Lake Sand Dunes Area is […]

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Route 66 Historic Roadside Attraction – Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant in Chicago

Nestled under the skyscrapers of Chicago, Illinois, Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant and Bakery is the first dining stop that is original and still remaining along the beginning point of historic Route 66. Route 66 Chicago restaurant and roadside attraction Located at 565 W Jackson Boulevard, the diner opened its doors in 1923 and was ready for […]

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Beat the Winter Blues with these Winter Activities

The winter months in the northern hemisphere can often be dreary and cold, causing many of us to suffer from what is known as the winter blues. Check out this list of winter activities to beat the winter blues and while your at it, keep these four words in mind: recreation, organization, visualization, education. Winter […]

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Quick at Home Pedicure

If you don’t have time to make it to the salon, or to give yourself the full at home pedicure treatment, try this QUICK home pedicure solution before you head out to a holiday party, an impromptu vacation or an evening on the town.  Easy, fast and effective you can do this in about 5 […]

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Deep Sea Fishing Cancun, Mexico

Beyond the sandy white beaches, tropical weather and renowned night life, Cancun Mexico has a lot more to offer.  While visiting Cancun recently to stand up in his best friend’s wedding, my son and his buddies chartered a boat and went deep sea fishing. Although this particular trip was just for the guys, it is […]

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Faux Canvas Wrapped Photo Framing

I framed these great photos, taken from my son’s recent deep sea fishing trip in Cancun, Mexico. I wanted to get a canvas wrapped look for these photos, but I didn’t want to spend money to buy canvas frames, so I cut up some left over plywood and no longer needed mdf shelving to use […]

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Weenie Roast a Fall Tradition

Weenie Roast a Fall Tradition   Looking for something to do outdoors this fall?  Host a weenie roast  at the woods, at the park or in your own back yard.   When I was growing up it was a Columbus Day tradition for my mom and the neighbor ladies to pack up a lunch of […]

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