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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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Death of a Slab

On a hot sweaty weekend a few hot sweaty weekends ago we finally got the old mud room’s slab and steps wrecked and removed. Thank goodness for Daddy-In-Law, his brother visiting in from Florida, the most darling and capable husband … Continue reading






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Dirty Rotten Sponge

New Project Syndrome is raging at my house. My husband and I talk for hours about the future beauty and usefulness of the future front porch we are starting on this summer. It will be so relaxing & nice to … Continue reading






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Rip That Siding Off!

Last weekend (after the decision was made to build a porch) I got the thrill of a lifetime. Demolition. It’s fun, it’s dangerous, it’s messy, it’s exhilarating. Sign me up! In a previous post titled Adding a Front Porch in … Continue reading






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Adding a Front Porch in 895 Easy Steps

We have replaced old siding and windows on every outside wall of the house except one. The front door wall. A visitor would never know just how fabulous the rest of the house’s exterior was upon approach. While a ancient, … Continue reading






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Redneck Hot Tub Repair

We love our hot tub. Sure, it’s a 2003 model. Sure, it’s a basic basin (tub?) made from PVC pipe and covered in gray Naugahyde vinyl (not the fancy-dancy fiberglass molded-to-your-bottom-side type). Sure, instead of a custom-designed tabletop surround for … Continue reading






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It Has Begun

A few things have begun lately. Springtime budding of trees and long-awaited wild flowers. Some trees that we thought died last year in the horrible, miserable, never-ending, 85-days-of-over-100-degree, wind-scoured, no clouds or moisture at all summer have come back to … Continue reading






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A Most Humbling Experience

It all started with a Donkey Head. Not a real donkey head, a clip-art donkey head. A friend of mine wanted me to make a stained-glass portrait of a donkey for her friend who raises miniature donkeys. Okay, no problem. … Continue reading






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A Tale of Two Billies

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. A field in the back pasture. A cool windy day. Girly goats calmly grazing on brand new grass freshly sprouted after a rain. A few goat kids frolicking … Continue reading






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Sidetracked Again

All I wanted to do this afternoon after work was grind glass for my latest stained glass project. And maybe do some laundry. Easy! First things first. Get the sheets in the washer and get that started. Next, do a … Continue reading






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