The End of An Era?

My baby turned six yesterday. SIX!! When I started this blog, I was affectionately referring to him as “the three-year old.” How has it been that long? That’s like 62 in blog years. Like, retiring age nearly. (Seriously. Google it. Most are dead and in the grave before their third year.) Anyway, I made him …

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More Work Less Words

If this blog had a summer theme, that would be it. A seasonal motto, if you will. “More work, less words!” But this blog doesn’t have themes or mottoes, so we’ll see how that works itself out. Pretty much, I have a kajillion things I’d like to accomplish this summer and the less I type, …

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Orbs

Who doesn’t love a good orb, right? Especially an orb light. We have recessed lights all around the perimeter of our living room. (For some reason I can’t get a good shot of that with my phone, but here’s a pic from when we first bought the house.) We used the room that was intended …

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Guess Who’s 5?!

My baby. My baby is five today. FIVE YEARS OLD. I don’t really want to talk about it. :'( This five has nothing in the world to do with his age. I just liked it because we have five awesome people living in our house. Or four awesome people plus me. Whatevs. I found it …

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Arrows

Valentine’s Day seems like a great time for a post about arrows. What’s the deal with Cupid, anyway? Weird! I hope you’re all feeling loved on this, AND EVERY, day! But anyway… Arrows are having a moment. I don’t know why. Does anyone ever know why these things cycle through? No. They just do. And …

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Snowball Fight!

I know, I know. I’m taking the rest of the year off from blogging. This doesn’t really count. I’m just popping in to show you a quick craft/decor/play idea. But first, cookies. And lots of snowmen snacks. And burnt Andes trees. Oops. But the white chocolate ones turned out great! We’ve been crafting and baking …

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Hi, Y’all

I’ve been playing around with my greeting wall. Not that it has a name; it’s just a wall. But if it did, it’d be called “Welcome Wall” because alliteration’s awesome. The entry used to look like this. Then I picked up a new sign and covered a lamp shade, and then it looked like this. …

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Faux Wood. Meh.

Last weekend we were out of town and this weekend was Halloween, in case you somehow missed that. (As well as the end of my beloved Day Light Savings. Boohoo.) We’ve been really busy/lazy/preoccupied around here. And visiting open houses. ‘Cause we’re ridiculous and antsy like that. But, the hubs did drywall the area around …

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My Three Sons

E2 rented right away, just as expected, and we also have a signed lease and deposit on E1. Woohoo! Because of how late in October it’s getting, all applicants we had on E2 didn’t want to move in until late November, which is another month without rent income, but it is encouraging that people actually …

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We’re Back. And so is Brass.

We got back from vacation Saturday night. We took the day off on Sunday. Well, not “off” off. I had to unpack, do laundry, clean out the car (holy cow!), clean the toilets (amazing how they get so nasty when not in use), cook a couple of meals…just general getting-back-to-real-life kinda stuff. But we didn’t …

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