Monthly Archives: January 2012


This past weekend we were able to attend open house for Summer’s dance class at Miss Lisa’s Artistry of Dance. Believe me.  It was the most beautiful pointe passe that I’ve ever seen a person do.

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Natural Laundry Soap

I’m not posting anything that is groundbreaking here folks.  I’ve seen it before (here and here and plenty of other natural family living blogs!).  I’d been thinking of giving it a try for, oh, 3 years or so.  But my sis-in-law … Continue reading

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sunshine makes us happy!!

So thankful for these little balls of sunshine on our table!!  Thank you Grandma Mac!

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wood work

There has been lots of woodworking going on at the new house.  First, I began staining the Red Oak stair treads. Here, the standing ones are unfinished and the laying one has a coat of stain that needs to be … Continue reading

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Oh, snow!

Lovely white snow, you have finally arrived! But alas, today it’s 40 degrees and drizzling.  Bah, back to brown. But on a good note, we did get the loft floor *almost* done!!! And the generator/photovoltaic system wonkiness got worked out … Continue reading

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(not as planned)

I’m not Martha Stewart.  Nor do I want to be.  I love crafting and creating and sharing that all with you here.  But know that not everything works out.  In fact, more often than not I have a flop or … Continue reading

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flooring, etc.

The floor in our room is done…. The floor in the kid’s room is done….. And the loft has begun.  We added this beautiful rounded oak trim around the edges… We’re looking for some wooden doors to trim down to … Continue reading

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