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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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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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There’s a Hole.

Virgin walls. To Hole or Not to Hole? That could be the question. Imagine it, a brand new wall. It has the right texture (California Orange Drag or some such) the right paint color (Desert Sunrise Sage) those cool curved … 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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A Gold Ingot

I have this wall. In the bedroom. Out of the four walls in the room it is the only one that has paneling on it.  Why this one wall is covered with paneling when none of the others are is … 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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The Color of Dirt

What color is dirt? That greatly depends on what color of floor you have. If your floor is brown, then it’s safe to say the dirt that finds its’ way into your house (and onto your shiny new floor) will … Continue reading






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Central Texas Sunset

Early Summer. An evening after a rain.  A few shreds of cloud drifting by. I am on the deck in my zero gravity lawn chair. Calm wind, calm cat in my lap, calm feeling. A doe and her twin fawns … 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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