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  • I’m not sure where the idea came from, but once I was able to get the landscaping at our rental in better shape I suddenly wanted a table to be able to enjoy meals outdoors. I scoured the internet and came across a set of plans from Ana-White that appeared to […]

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  • A number of years ago, my husband and I won an opportunity to travel to Asia and one of the stops along the itinerary were a few days to explore the great city of Beijing. On the first day, we were treated to some of Beijing’s Imperial-era attractions starting with a visit […]

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  • Going through some files and came across some fun bottle toppers I have created for various events. The first are gnome toppers I created from sheets of felt and faux fur from the craft store. I created the template and sewed the triangle hat and then glued on the fur and wooden […]

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  • After one very long move across the country from Oregon to Tennessee, my precious blog is now up and running. Over the next few weeks I will be restoring previous posts and adding some new content, updating you on what I’ve been up to and what our new life is like here […]

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  • This spring, I have been on a recycling kick and I have discovered how fun it is to repurpose glass! Then when I came across this Wine Bottle Tiki Torch tutorial posted on Pinterest via the fabulous Design Sponge and I knew I had to give it a try. From the tutorial, […]

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  • Wow! Just finished Insurgent. I cannot wait to hear everyone else’s responses. Lots of twists, turns, ups and downs. Some things I am happy with, some things not. Below you will not find a review as much as a compilation of my thoughts. CAUTION: If you continue, you WILL BE […]

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