How I Spent My Summer Vacation – Day Five


My biggest fear about tearing up all the flooring was that the kitchen and dining room wouldn’t be put back together again until the last minute and I’d spend Sunday night running around like crazy to get things ready for the children to arrive Monday morning. But Thursday morning I…

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How I Spent my Summer Vacation – Day Three


Tuesday was a busy day: swimming lessons in the morning, a dentist appointment for me in the afternoon, and the neighborhood’s annual block party at night. Even though Teacher and I were busy, Jo-Bear found time to work on the stairs. This is the ugly tile we inherited when we…

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation – Prequel


You know how you plan a quick and easy project and it snowballs into something not so quick or easy? Yeah. That.   It all started when I noticed the flooring in front of the dishwasher was curling up. We discovered that the dishwasher was leaking underneath the flooring. So…

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The Anniversary Picnic


Saturday morning most of us descended en masse on Mom & Dad’s house to get ready for the picnic. By “us” I mean Uncle Ike, Aunt Elle and their boys, Uncle Jay, College Boy, Irish Girl and their kids, Cowboy, Princess and their girls yes I have news to share,…

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Well, That Didn’t Work


We don’t have an office, and since I spend most of the day in the kitchen, dining room and play room, the kitchen counter ends up being a mini-office. A very messy mini-office. I’ve tried a couple of things to contain the clutter – keeping most of my To Do…

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DIY Plant Markers with Shrinky Dinks


Shrinky Dinks! Shrinky Dinks! Shrinky Dinks! When I was a kid we never did Shrinky Dinks. I have no idea why; it’s just one of those things we never did. Of course that means that ever since I was a kid I’ve thought that Shrinky Dinks were one of the…

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