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Home Improvement: Build your own Fireplace Mantel & Hearth (craftsman style)

I am FINALLY finished putting pictures together from the Fireplace makeover we did MONTHS ago.  I was waiting for the floors to be finished, and then waiting for one last piece of trim, and then, well…..the whole book writing thing.  Crazy, I know.   But, at last, I’m ready to share pictures of this little […]

Home improvement: build your own fireplace mantel & hearth (craftsman style)

Snowman Wrapped Candy Gifts

I know, I know.  All of your gifts are probably complete, wrapped, tied with bows, and most likely delivered by now.  But these turned out way too cute to NOT share.  I just had to.  And besides, who ever really gets tired of Christmas gift ideas?? Maybe you can store the idea away until next […]

Snowman wrapped candy gifts

Snowman/Reindeer/Elf Christmas Hats…..made from old sweaters

For many weeks, we’ve been planning on going on a mock “Polar Express” train ride.  You know how the book goes……… the bell, the hot chocolate, the train conductor, the Christmas carols, etc.  But most important, arriving at the North Pole and meeting Santa.  Whoooo-wheeee, my kiddos have been excited.  And well, so have I! […]

Snowman/reindeer/elf christmas hats…..made from old sweaters

Make a Simple Top: Dolman Style with Banded Bottom

  I went to the store this past Saturday, looking for a new shirt.  Baby Girl was tagging along with me so I knew I only had a short while before nap time and then my happy little shopping companion would fizzle.  So I looked.  And looked some more. And couldn’t find a shirt that […]

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Testing out the Zeo Sleep Manager……And a FREE one ($100 value) for one of you!!

  !!!! GIVEAWAY CLOSED!!!! I’m really excited about a few things Remember how a week or so ago I mentioned having a few New Year’s resolutions I was excited to get started on? Well, for some reason I have a huge long list that I’m working on. And so far, so good.  Except for getting everywhere […]


The WINNER of the Hellmann’s/Best Foods $100 giveaway

  A winner was selected from the Hellmann’s/Best Foods giveaway ($100 gift card to  that I posted about here.    Just in time for Christmas…….yay!   The randomly selected winner is: 439   And who is #439??   ANGEL JACKLYN says: I COULD ALSO USE SOME NEW KNIVES TO CUT UP THE TURKEY & […]

Hellmann’s “Stuffing” crusted Turkey Cutlets (and GIVEAWAY!!)

  I grew up on mayonnaise. Not Miracle Whip….ewww.   I know, I know, it’s totally a preference thing and depends on what you grew up with. My husband grew up with Miracle Whip and I grew up with mayo. We still get along though.   But when I was growing up, my mother was […]

Hellmann’s “stuffing” crusted turkey cutlets (and giveaway!!)

Cascading Ruffle Front, Woman’s Shirt

. Spring-time makes me think of light and ruffly things. My post-baby-mid-section makes me think that I need to hide it. Put those two thoughts together and I needed a new shirt for spring. So here’s my solution: a flow-y top of cascading ruffles.  Which, will be just as fun to wear even after things […]

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