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Our Spring Garden

So the last couple of weeks, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in our yard/garden. Planting, sowing, potting, transplanting, feeding, tieing, weeding and setting up the automatic watering system (well, that’s mostly my hubby though!) I tell you an … Continue reading

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How to “solar!” – Part 1

So, as many of you are aware, we recently went “solar.” I talked about it a little in this post. I don’t think we showed you the finished result up on the roof though! So here it is.   Prior … Continue reading

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When Jack Frost Visits Phoenix, AZ

So, you may remember my post about our backyard when we first finished it! And it grew and it bloomed even though the rest of the country was going into winter mode, but this is Phoenix, Arizona. It’s warm here … Continue reading

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Keeping the toy clutter at bay

I received a few questions in email and in comments as to how I deal with the toy clutter in our very small  living room that is also the only common play room for the kids. As most of you … Continue reading

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The evolution of our backyard

This was the listing photo of the backyard when we decided to take a look. Not great, but not horrendous either. The reality was a little worse though. It was a dirt and concrete patch! The grass was burnt away … Continue reading

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Updating an 80s Kitchen

Or how we went from this to this and then some {Excuse the messy fridge door please!}  When we were looking for our second house in Phoenix, there were some things that I was very particular about. The kitchen and … Continue reading

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Muffin Bouquet

Here’s a quick and pretty easy idea to present your mini muffins or cupcakes at your next party!   You need a small bucket (mine is from IKEA,) some floral foam, some tissue paper (mine was from the dollar store,) … Continue reading

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Faux Mercury Glass (3 Tutorials)

I love mercury glass! I love the randomly worn, very old mirror look,                as well as the randomly worn and patterned look, as well as the ultra shiny, sleek mercury glass look: Gorgeous, … Continue reading

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5 “As Seen On TV” Products that actually work

… and I still use them! Over the years most of us have probably seen one thing or another on late night TV that made us want to jump up and BUY it NOW, because really it promises to do … Continue reading

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Hotel Inspired Key Board

The other day I was browsing the Mothology  site, a great source of inspiration for me, and I came across this Hotel Key Rack: Loved the idea! Our current key system works for the regular use keys, but we always … Continue reading

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