Category Archives: Wordy Posts

Back again! Finally!

And I am back! I didn’t really mean to be absent, but it just happened.   Several weeks ago I was looking at some photos of a friends new baby, when my computer showed for a split second the blue … Continue reading

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How to “solar” – Part II: Doing The Math

Hi, solar energy fans. Thanks to everyone who read my Location, Location, Location blog post. Now that you’ve had a chance to consider whether you have a good place to put solar panels, I wanted to begin to answer the … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you’re having a great and loving day with all your big and little loves! This year is the first year that I actually “got” my children something for Valentine’s day! Usually I just do … 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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10 Goals for 2011

Yep, goals. I don’t do resolutions! Somehow the expression “New Year’s Resolution” already has failure written all over it. Almost like it’s definition itself suggests that it won’t last beyond January. Goals however are steadfast and long reaching. Well, that’s … 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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So, now that Christmas is over ….

…. I can go back to my “regular scheduled programming” and carry on with doing things around the house.   Halloween and Christmas sort of happened in mid-home improvement flow and was put on hold.   We still have the … Continue reading

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Christmas – A Lot Of Did And Didn’ts

So, Christmas is over, the relatives are headed up the mountain again and I’m reminissing! We did have a pretty nice and relaxed Christmas! The kids did think that Christmas was magical and wonderful! We did have the odd little … 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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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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