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July Project #1, All Done- No More Ugly Door

Bye-bye, ugly front door! Going-- Going- Gone! Although I didn't need to use the orbital sander (overkill) or take the door entirely down for easier painting, it still feels great to complete a project that I never tried before. I'm glad I made myself round up a bunch of new-to-me home improvement projects; we have… Continue reading July Project #1, All Done- No More Ugly Door

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Move over, Nike, I’m Going to Just Do It

What happens when you have little to no home improvement skills or experience, and you try to apply wood filler to parts of your front door? What happens if you botch up the job? Will you permanently ruin your lovely front door? Will the children have to hang their head in shame and say that… Continue reading Move over, Nike, I’m Going to Just Do It

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July Project of the Month- Interior DIY (or, “In Which I Visit Lowe’s/Home Depot 42 Times in One Month”)

I remember when we bought our first home almost twenty years ago, we learned really fast that you don't start a repair project after 2:00 on a Sunday afternoon. N00bs like us tended to have to head back to the home improvement store at least five more times than the first three trips you originally… Continue reading July Project of the Month- Interior DIY (or, “In Which I Visit Lowe’s/Home Depot 42 Times in One Month”)

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May Project of the Month- Graduate Two Teens & Maintain My Sanity

Two teens graduating, two freshmen next year, family coming over two weekends in a row for lots of people and lots of love overflowing. Graduate gifts to be purchased, traditional graduation projects for both schools to craft, reservations to make, photos still needing to be booked, housework to finish. Tears will be shed! We will… Continue reading May Project of the Month- Graduate Two Teens & Maintain My Sanity

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APRIL Project Part Five- Sidewalk Prettifying and Yard Beautification… because the neighbors deserve it.

Almost finished... I'm just waiting for the Arctotis to be delivered from the nursery. Poop. I wanted this to be a finished project, but we will just have to use our imagination on this. We have two small spots in our yard that are difficult to keep nice. Here's the before and after of my… Continue reading APRIL Project Part Five- Sidewalk Prettifying and Yard Beautification… because the neighbors deserve it.