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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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Decorating a Motorhome

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I would have even a pop-up camper in my life, much less a motor home. But as fate would have it, my husband found one he liked. The size was good … Continue reading






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Dear Rude Ruth,

We recently added a new room on to our house. It is big and wonderful and everything I imagined it would be. It sits on the North side of the house and is shaded by a giant oak tree. There … Continue reading






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That New Cement Mixer Smell

We did it: What a time saver! What a back saver! Well, maybe not a back saver considering it doesn’t actually lift the 80 pound bags of reddy-mix off the ground and pour the dusty, funky, sticks-to-everything premixed concrete into … Continue reading






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Dear Ruth,

I have a really high, really huge blank white wall above the stairway adjacent to the front entry in my new home. The wall itself measures approximately 26’x18′. Along with being big and white, it also has a funky light … Continue reading






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The House Is Painted!

During last week in the evenings, my husband took the ill-fated paint sprayer #1 apart and gave it a thorough monkeying with. Paint sprayer #2 went back to the store and we got our refund. This past Saturday, we got … Continue reading






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Painting The House

Some things are just not meant to happen. Like catching a record breaking Bass, finding a diamond ring in the Walmart parking lot, losing those unwanted pounds and inches (without changing my diet or lifestyle!), or winning the lottery (it … Continue reading






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Lovely Green Carpet

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time there was nothing out there. And when I say nothing I don’t mean a sparse green lawn, I mean a dirt lawn. Of course no dirt lawn would be … Continue reading






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The Price of Stress

Ten Dollars. That’s all I paid for the emotional roller-coaster ride of the season. College Football Bowl Game Season that is. Why I let my hubby coax me into getting in on the wager board is still a mystery. I … Continue reading






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Before and After.. The Sad Story of a “Snake Bit” Project

The idea was grand. A colorful, well-designed, original stained glass panel for my little bathroom window. It took a lot of thought (and more than one glass of wine), but once I got the design that was in my head … Continue reading






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