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Dear Double R

My wife and I have decided to turn our little guest house into a b&b. She wants some kind of frenchy decor, and I want something easy to clean, like a state park bathroom/toilet bunk bed…..you know, so I can … Continue reading

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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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Another Gold Ingot

A few weeks ago we decided to have a few family members and some good neighbors over for a fish fry. The plans were to have a general no-stress Saturday filled with dove hunting, visiting, frying too much food, eating … Continue reading

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What’s That Smell?

My garden. I love it! I have a great little fall garden that I planted back in September. It has onions, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower plants going strong. Other than chasing its plastic sheeting “frost cover” all over the yard … Continue reading

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That old Rocking Chair

That’s what we called it. But that’s not what it was. If your toilet is like ours was and you don’t know what to do, help has arrived! How do you know when it’s time to replace your potty? Here … Continue reading

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A Simple Question

How do you know when you have too many butter/sour cream containers stashed away to use as food storage containers? Maybe it’s when you open the “Container Cabinet” to stuff one more sour cream tub in, and they avalanche down … Continue reading

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Three Cleaning Scenarios & Their Solutions

So you got the call, email, or heard thru the grapevine that you are fixing to have company… Now what? I consider a few factors: How much prep time do we (I) have? Do I like these people? Does my … Continue reading

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