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The Game of Life

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Hiya Peeps!Sorry for the sparse posting lately.  The kiddo is having some challenges with her reflux (and her appetite) so we’ve been busy trying to figure out what’s going on.In the meantime, I have a half finished spring/summer wreath (ack, because I had the Christmas one up until about a week ago!)…Here’s one component of my wreath:…blankets hanging from clip rings over Avery’s blinds to block out the light a little more – pending something decent still to be created for the same purpose……label-less pantry canisters that are starting to bug me, a master closet in UTTER shambles because it needs an iota of our attention, and two furniture refinishing projects I’ve been itching to start but haven’t had time for.  But:On a positive note, we are making some progress.Specifically, in learning to sit!She still needs a little help to keep from occasionally falling over to one side or backwards, but at least we can say we’re actively working on one “project” But hey, that’s the game of lif…

A Few More Spring Décor Touches

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Hello again!  Sorry it’s been a few days since my last post.  I’m having trouble keeping up with life these days!Are you having as warm a week as we are?  Holey buckets, it’s so warm we’ve been sleeping with our window cracked open at night.  That is SUPER warm for March in our neck of the woods.The warm weather has definitely gotten my spring gears turning, and it was time for more spring updates in the house.  First, I dressed up our mantel with some new spring décor.  I’m drawn to a muted palette of brown, green, white, and black this year.  This works out fantastic, because I’m also in the mood for mason jars, burlap, and moss.  Throw in a little twine on top of those, and I’m off to the races!So, of course after messing around with the mantel, I found a few other places for some changes.The top of our media cabinet:A refinished tray looks perfect on our fantastic new ottoman:Have I mentioned our ottoman yet?  We replaced the old glass/iron/wood coffee table (that everyone tripped…

A Touch of Spring: The Mantel

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Happy Monday, peeps!  Speaking of Peeps, last time I was at the store I couldn’t find a single package of Peeps ANYWHERE.  What is the world coming to?  I need my sugar-coated-marshmallow fix!  Over the weekend I made a few spring updates to the décor around here.  I started with the living room and - my very favorite place to decorate – the mantel.  99% of the spring décor was stuff I already had.  I just added burlap, twine and a few other little details for a rustic spin.  The one new item is a fabulous little mercury glass bottle.  It was 70% off at Joann a couple days ago, and I just couldn’t resist.  I love it   It’s sparkly and shiny and it’ll be great for just about every season.I used scrapbook paper and burlap to dress up the pillar candles a bit.  And I made the burlap “J” art from a dollar store item I had laying around and a $1 wooden letter from Hobby Lobby.I dug a green glass bottle out of the recycling bin (and washed it, thankyouverymuch) and added some twine.  It add…

Loops of Progress

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Hi friends!  Just a quick post today.  Between work, baby adventures, and well, the rest of life, it’s been a busy week!  At some point I need to get my bum to the grocery store, too.  Hopefully before we completely run out of diapers!Here’s a teeny little project for you though.There’s a bathmat in the guest bathroom.The end.  Just kidding!  (Almost though.  It’s a short story…)I didn’t want it hanging on the side of the tub.I didn’t want it on the floor unless it was being used.And I didn’t want it taking up space on the towel rod.But there are hooks on the back of the bathroom door…So I sewed some cotton loops to the bathmat, and now it can hang up to dry and/or be stored out of the way.I’m so glad I have a sewing machine these days.  I really have no sewing skills, but it makes easy little jobs like this so quick.  I even got some mending done while I was at the machine – go me!Linked up to:  House of Hepworths, Shabby Creek Cottage, Fireflies & Jellybeans

A Classy Closet

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Well hello!  It’s a 70 degree “winter” day here today.  The daffodils are springing and the garden debris is chattering at me to come clean it up.  But all in due time…I have things to work on *inside* first!  Namely, our closets.  February was closet month and here I am in March…not quite done.  Have you been waiting around to finally see my organized front “hall” closet?  No?Oh.Well, here it is anyway!  You got a sneak peak at the stripes last week, but I was waiting until March rolled around (for the ol’ budget) to buy some baskets.And baskets did I buy!  And ‘fancy’ wood hangers, too.  Whoop!The main changes to this closet are 1) the stripes that scream “Welcome to the coat party!”  (something like that) and 2) the shelves built into the lower half of the deeper end of the closet.  We made sure the shelves are low enough to allow our coats room to hang.  If you’re wondering what color those stripes are….here you go:That color.  And that other one.  And the one in the back.I had a …