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hopeful gardner
Trying to balance it all and still have fun doing it.
Trying to balance it all and still have fun doing it.
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Normal
I recently responded to a friend, 'when i get things back to normal after vacation, i'll be able to meet up'.  After hitting send, I chuckled at the idea of what normal currently is for me. Along with the unpacking of 5 suitcases, loads of laundry, and the ...

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Some Progress and Some Packing
The view is slowly improving around here.  Slowly....... Is it wrong that I am so liking these unpainted? The decorating is happening slowly too... And that's okay with me.  And yes, I will have to move it all in a few months to paint. When it's a space whe...

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Vacation Packing
We are getting ready to go away for Spring Break.   Vacation money is not easily found when you're building a house.  And it goes against my nature to pay $25 getting a suitcase to our destination.  I am going to pack for 11 days using only my carry on and ...

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Inspiration Overload
There are so many things competing for my attention now a days.  Sometimes it's hard to know what to focus on, or even how  to focus on it all.  I did get some things started during my organizational journey. #1. A cleaner closet.  Not 'cleaned' as in done....

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The Organizational Journey -- A Challenge
Whew.  That was a mouthful. Every surface in my house is covered in chaos right now.  True.   Every....Surface..... As I take you on this disorganized house tour, you will see baskets awaiting emptying and cleaners waiting to be sprayed.  The carnage.  You'...

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Dark Wood Floors
When it came time to talk about flooring for the main part of the house, it was a no-brainer for me to decide on hardwood floors.  The warmth that they bring to a room is what feels like home to me. In our first house, we had hardwood flooring installed, an...

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Putting pretty away....
I've tried to keep things decorated and pretty throughout the process.  I mean, I can't put life on hold just because we've undertaken this huge project.  Who wants to do that?! We've had to live and entertain in this space while at the same time, working t...

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I'm Breaking Up With You.
This post  spoke to me in a big way. I mentioned I might border on crazy recycling lady.  Part of my mother's borderline hoarding must have also washed off on me because I have a thing towards letting stuff go I see potential in.  Two dueling tendencies, ba...

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Little project, big words
While I am busy working to prep for this weekend's job of finishing this: I am reminded of this little project in my laundry room: I am guilty of recycling everything I can.  I fall short of the crazy recycling lady.... but not by much.   When I got these l...

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Baby, you were worth the wait.
For the last 9 years I have bought almost nothing to decorate my home.  No new towels, no rugs, no vases, no artwork.  No cute little signs or sexy little lamps.  I think I can actually list every little pretty I just couldn't pass up -- and I think they wo...
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