DIY: I Finally Got A Clue!

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We spent hours in the hallway.  That long hallway that connected the living room to the three bedrooms in my childhood home where years of playing hot potato with a balloon, keep-away with someone’s prized possession, or rolling a ball back and forth. In that same hallway was the typical mid-century home’s closet.  … [Read more...]

Where Were You?

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We have all been asked, many times. “Do you remember where you were?” 13 years ago today. The haunting images. The despair. The gut-wrenching mourning. The anger… …and the allegiance.  Ronald Martinez, Getty Images I can remember every detail… Very pregnant with Joey.  Getting ready for work.  … [Read more...]

The Outback

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Last weekend, we traveled the road that leads to nowhere to get two weeks from everywhere (as they say.)  We did our annual gathering in the Oregon Outback, on the other side of the mountains.  I was planning on sharing it all earlier this week but I was still on vacation so to speak. The “family camping compound” … [Read more...]

I’m Making A Mental Move For Summer

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TGIF! I hope you all have started your summer vacation off on the right foot.   I decided to take a little break as you may have noticed. But I’ve been busy: I have been working at the store and getting the new inventory stocked… Watching a lot of baseball… Working on projects… Planning our … [Read more...]

DIY: Stained & Planked American Flag

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For being as old as I am, I remember third grade music class with Mr. Bullard pretty darn well.  Vying for position to play the maracas and xylophone, singing my favorite song at the time - “Don Gato” – and always ending class with a little patriotic sing-along… You're a grand old flag, You're a high flying flag And forever … [Read more...]

Kicking Off Americana, What Are Your Thoughts?

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There is something about this time of year that makes me feel a little pensive and excited at the same time.  So many things come to an end… Baseball is winding down.  Proms have taken place over the last handful of weekends. State playoffs are underway.  Seniors are experiencing short-timer’s syndrome while younger kids … [Read more...]

How This Green Swan Caused Me Childhood Trauma

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Happy Friday! With all of the snow that has been hitting many parts of the country I’m sure the ol’ “I had to walk three miles uphill in the snow to get to school” story has been shared more than once.  Sharing childhood tales, whether faux or faux-real, with our kids is human nature for a parent.  Agree?  Well, not … [Read more...]

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick!

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Good morning everybody!  Welcome to 2014! So a new year begins which for almost everyone, means some type of “new” start.  Whether it be personal or professional goals, the lists are made and the planning begins. As we all know, it can be difficult to maintain the momentum of change as the year goes on.  Sometimes we … [Read more...]

Oh Christmas Tree(s) Oh Christmas Tree(s) With Squirrels, Snowshoes and Wooden Skis

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Good morning! Is there anything better than a Christmas tree?  Growing up, we would ALWAYS go up into the woods and cut our own.  We would NEVER buy a tree.  I remember wanting to go into town and buy a tree so badly – to have the “perfect” tree instead of those uneven, untrimmed trees that came “from the wild.”  … [Read more...]

20 DIY, Styling & Inspiration Starters For Fall

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Oh Happy Happy Friday to you all.  Now that Labor Day has passed, and  all the kiddos are back to school, have you switched gears and started to think about fall and everything you want to get done?    Are we talking simple DIY décor? Styling your house to autumn perfection? Creating a bucket list for fun … [Read more...]