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More lemon ideas!

Ideas, yes, but they have nothing to do with stamping! One of my favorite bloggers, Ann Drake of On Sutton Place, published a post some time ago with ideas for decorating, cooking, and even skin care using lemons.  My mouth … Continue reading

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Chromophobia

Fear of colors — I never even knew there was such a thing!  It’s not something I suffer from; rather, my problem is a lack of confidence using color.  (Is there a name for that?) For example, we’re making a … Continue reading

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“Cultivate a passion”

As part of the big January clean-up, I’ve been tidying up sandblasting my part of the office.  Included in that effort is the bulletin board that hangs in front of my desk.  It gets out of hand.  So many interesting quotes: … Continue reading

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TBT: Snowflake light garland

This is our third Christmas in this house and the third year I’ve decorated the living room mantel exactly the same way!  Come to think of it, I may have acquired another bargain-priced footed glass dish (or two) since then, but other than that … Continue reading

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TBT: Yellowware bowl

Needing to send a friend from church my recipe for Mom’s Coconut Bars, I was pawing through my stash of all-time favorite cards and ran across this one — posted six years ago! I still remember the day I took … Continue reading

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Stamp Review Crew: Festive Flurry Edition

Welcome to the first-ever blog hop by the Stamp Review Crew!  This week we’re focusing on Festive Flurry from the Stampin’ Up! 2013 Holiday Catalog (see page 30).  Of course, when I first saw it, I said to myself, Sweetie, … Continue reading

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The cutting room, part 1

I’ve had people asking about the “settling” of the new studio, so I thought I’d start the tour. I’ve told the story of House 1.0 many times, but here’s a review:  The finished area of the basement in this house … Continue reading

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“Are we that odd?”

That’s what DH said as we neared the end of our 8-hour shopping trip for something to hold our TV in the family room.  That doesn’t include the two other trips made far from home.  Searching for something that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Move day

I won’t bore you with stories about the move Monday, but I wanted to share at least one picture with you.  At first glance this guy appears to be taking three boxes back into the house (a scene from a … Continue reading

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My new BFF

If you have gotten the impression that I’ve been doing a lot of cleaning at the new house, you’re right.  But it’s not everyday freshening up, it’s scrub-the-grime-off-the-light-switch type of cleaning.  Not just the switch plate, the switch, where ON … Continue reading

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