Category Archives: Made in America!

Front Porch Decor

The front porch is finished. It is a marvel of DIY genius. It makes 98 look like a spring chicken again. It is everything I knew a front porch could be. It shades us all year long and welcomes awe-struck … Continue reading






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Gosh Darn Deluxe

It all started when the Little League World Series took a bad turn on the last game. It might not have been a bad turn for the Japanese team (they won), but it was a bad turn for my husband … Continue reading






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New Front Door Weekend

Another long weekend (thanks to an abundance of vacation time) and still no porch.  We did get the brand new door in, that only took one day (for the door itself) plus another day for the handle set. On a … Continue reading






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The Truth About Plastic Shelving

My stained glass studio is perfect. I have my re-purposed kitchen island to cut, assemble, and solder wee pieces of glass together to make a panel. I have some new IKEA cabinetry on the wall for handy storage of various … Continue reading






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Hose War

Water hoses. I hate them! I guess I don’t really “hate them” hate them, but I strongly dislike the cheap-ass ones that kink, kink, kink as you try to stretch them across the yard so you can water your poor … Continue reading






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Remembering 9/11

I was in the Volunteer Fire Department in our little burg. I remember I was at work in my cozy, safe, air conditioned office working on a map of the county. A lady ran down the hall exclaiming what had … Continue reading






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Made in the U(period) S(period) A(period)

It will be a sad day in America when we have to import Toilet Paper to fulfill our daily needs. Let’s not do it. And if we already are doing it, let’s stop doing it. It’s bad enough that my … Continue reading






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Dolly Darlin’ vs. THE WIDDA MAKER

She’s small, she’s dainty, she’s a pleasing color of red. Her wheels are strong yet delicate, her handle has a nice girly curve or two. She’s a great friend that’s been around for ages. She’s always there when I need … Continue reading






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A Gift From the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny came to see me this weekend while I was out of town. He left me the most romantic yet useful gift I could ever want. Better than chocolate, better than Peeps, better than Chocolate Covered Peeps. Really! … Continue reading






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