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Opening New Doors

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Opening New Doors My baby is getting married in a few months and my daughter and son-in-law just bought a farm. The nest emptied and we’re all doing great! I love my kids and grandkids… But I have been enjoying the empty nest…there I said it, don’t judge me. I’m loving …

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Budget Friendly Design Tips

Finding My Style

Budget Friendly is my middle name! Now let me share 10 of my budget friendly design tips: I don’t like spending money, but I like a pretty house. I am going to share some tips that I’ve used in my home and hopefully show you ways that you can create …

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Minted – a refreshing business card

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Procrastination is my new middle name! Thursday we’re headed to Atlanta to attend the amazing one of a kind bloggers conference also known as Haven. Last year at Haven 2012, I was way ahead of the game.  I had shirts monogramed, my business cards were made early and matched my …

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Milk Shakes, a cheerleader and Slim-Fast


This is a story about pecan milk shakes, a cheerleader and Slim-Fast. I’m not sure what I was thinking, but jealousy and milkshakes do not make for a good combo. Life got busy.  I didn’t have time to think about what I was eating, or at least that’s what I …

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Hometalk BlogLight! Me?

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I don’t know how it happened but I’m so happy it did! I am in the Hometalk Bloglight! I still can’t believe it!  This is a huge honor and I am so thankful!   Hometalk is an awesome online community filled with talented people from professionals to DIYers and everyone in …

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How to Transform a Tile Wall

Cover a tiled wall.

It’s hard to believe that we rented a building in mid-March and opened the store Nostalgia on April 5th.  Especially when I look back at the before pictures.  Many, many years ago this was a beautiful grocery store, and then it was remodeled several times.   We don’t have anything against tile, …

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Green Giant Surprise~My new DIY Finger Food

Green Giant Veggie Chips

I love a good surprise. I had never heard of them, but I jumped on the chance to try them. Green Giant Chips, made with real veggies and they taste great!  I love veggies and I love chips. I wasn’t sure how they’d taste together, but I really like them. …

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Must Love Dogs (on a personal level)


I was on the phone with my little sister and she said, let me read you something that I wrote.  Ok, I was thinking, she’s a very entertaining writer.  She usually writes really funny stuff, not this time.  She had me crying…I’m talking that ugly crying that happens when you’re …

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Odds and Ends

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Odds and Ends, you know the stuff that doesn’t really go with anything.  The left overs, but the still important stuff and even some funny stuff.   The coffee bags shipped out and everyone should have theirs by now. I got this email from Miss Mary: And while I send …

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A Dock Story

The Stump Side Tables

What was I thinking? (Click here to see original post. and here) We didn’t get finished, but we’re feeling much better about our neglected space. Removed the splinter. Wood screen doors replaced with vinyl. Fallen tree stumps became side tables. Removable, washable slip covers. A roadside rescue table got a new …

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