First trip to Disney

I have a confession to make.  I have never been to Disney.  Not Disney World, Not Disney Land.  Nothing.  Until now.  I finally made the trip to see what all the hype was about. And to take the girls.  That too.   When I travel I like to be prepared.  Like Boy Scout prepared.  So […]

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Burlap Dry Erase Board

During my big office shuffle, I also decided to redo my dry erase board.  I had a very pretty brown and cream toile in it, but unless the ink was very black, it didn’t show really well.  And since my seven kids can’t seem to keep their grubby little paws off my stuff, my markers […]

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Peppermint Popcorn

I’m going to post a month of homemade Christmas ideas, so I’m getting an early start.  I’m not sure I can do 31 posts in 31 days, so I’m cutting myself a little slack.  I plan to post gift ideas, decorating ideas and my favorite holiday recipes. This idea is so yummy.  My kids have […]

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Mildred and Dumplings

I got tired of not being able to go into my chicken yard without a weapon. Plus, we got some new girls.  To replace the ones the coons got.  And they are pullets, still five weeks from laying.  Big ole Mildred would have killed them for invading her space.  So Mildred had to go. Mildred […]

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Mason Jar Pendant

I have a new drop down pendant light over my kitchen sink. And it was love at first sight. This is what it used to look like.  Just a plain can light in the ceiling. The best part was, there was no rewiring involved.  I put this up in about five minutes.  You unscrew the […]

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Mason Jar Solar Lights

After seeing that photo of the mason jar solar lights, I knew I really wanted to try it.  And two days ago, I go into our local dollar store than they have solar yard lights for only $1 each.  I knew it was meant to be.  I bought four to try.  I probably should have […]

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Food and Wine. And wine. And wine.

A few weeks ago, some friends and I went to the Austin Food and Wine Festival.  Because we are very important people.  Or, we know some very important people.  Whatever you choose to believe. We started out our day with a very informative tequila class.  They discussed the merits of different tequilas and the many […]

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Custom Chalk Board Paint

I need a space to jot down groceries that we need.  A large space. a very large space. So I painted one whole wall of my pantry. First I lined my paint tray with foil so it would be super easy to clean up.  This way I don’t have to buy disposable trays, I just […]

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Carrot Cake Jam

So I decided to make a big batch of carrot cake jam.  It’s actually difficult to make a small batch.  Plus, some people feel like canning is a big ole pain in the butt, so making a big batch and putting several jars up to keep is definitely the way to go. I love carrot […]

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