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...]

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...]

The Aggravation Board

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Growing up, I was a tad competitive.  I had to be – with 2 sisters and 2 brothers and more cousins than I can count, I definitely I had to hold my own. They expected it.  There was no mercy for me. And it didn’t matter what we were doing. Playing basketball, a card game, or a pine cone fight at my grandma’s barn, it … [Read more...]

DIY: Family Gift Exchange 2013

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Happy Monday! How was your weekend?  Ours was busy – John, Cassidy and I spent all day yesterday painting down at the store.  I am going to love having fresh surroundings for my spring inventory. Although our nights have been cold, our days have been sunny which has made it easy to think spring with regard to retail. Back … [Read more...]

11 Of My Most Popular Posts In 2013

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Happy Friday! Two days into 2014 and I’m kind of missing 2013.  Well, not really.  I’m not that sentimental. But it is a good excuse to look back at some projects that generated a lot of emails and pins.   I went bold with this mid-century credenza and the responses were “poppin’” so to … [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...]

Per Your Request: The Thanksgiving Trivia Printables

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Hey! Well, if there is anything that is telling me Thanksgiving is just around the corner, it is the amount of emails I’m getting asking me to send the questions I used last year on my Thanksgiving Trivia Napkin Rings.  Not to mention the increased pinning. I will admit – I was caught a little off guard by how … [Read more...]

Five Ideas To Jump Start Your Holiday DIY Season

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Hey there! I’m over at Debbie’s today sharing a few of my popular holiday season DIY’s from the past. Five of them to be exact.  If you want to join in with the fun, click over to Debbie’s to see what’s what! Have a great day today! Be inspired, … [Read more...]

The Lava House, The Weekend, The Family

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Happy Labor Day Monday! What do you have planned for today?  We kicked off the holiday weekend with some high school football Friday night, and Duck football on Saturday.  The weather was spectacular.  Not too hot.  Not too cold.  Just a perfect 80 degrees with a breeze.     Eryn, Me, Shannon (My … [Read more...]