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5/23/2018 3:10:26 PM - 3 Comments - Read Full Post

Patio Water Feature
Mostly done with my little "water feature" for the patio. Little solar powered fountain with a broken fish decoration and some rocks I gathered from the yard and smashed with a hammer. 
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3/10/2017 11:20:07 AM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

Big Plant Changes
 
Early this year I gave in and cut down all the pothos plant vines over the kitchen cabinets.  They were just too much work when leaves would die off for no reason 2 to 3 times a year.  I have started new hoya and some real philodendron plants to replace them, but it is a barren shock each time I go in the kitchen for now.  While the hoya and phils don't loose leaves like the pothos, they also don't grow nearly as fast, so it will be a long ...
plants   style  

9/28/2015 6:01:09 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

How to Grill Wall... Maybe.
While I would like to say this is a "How To", I am reluctant to say so when I don't know how long (or short) this grill wall will last in the outdoor weather.
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9/2/2015 2:14:26 PM - 3 Comments - Read Full Post

I am Done.
No, the list isn't done... don't I wish.  No, I am done... D-O-N-E.  Yep.  At least for a good several days, if not more.  Hubby seems to be in slightly better shape, but I am beginning to think he will see going out of country for work to be a nice break.  LOL.
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10/29/2014 10:13:57 AM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Beginning the Week... Now I'm Done, right?
Monday... I started off a little slow... mostly by breaking the rod for the guest bath toilet handle while I was trying to bend it to fit around the new fill valve/tower I would be installing later,  
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8/18/2014 2:06:05 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Grill / Privacy Wall
This has been the year of landscaping around our house, and one of the few projects that I wanted to get done was a privacy divider between the front door and the rest of the patio and sliding glass doors.  Not only because the lack of a divider encourages just anyone to head towards the patio instead of stopping at the front door, but also because there is no telling what state of undress I might be in behind those glass doors.  Considering that my height of "dressed" around the house is a tank-top and pajama pants, this ...

8/5/2014 4:28:58 PM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

Getting Spicy In Style
After the rough Saturday we had, we decided that when we found the label sheets I ordered in the mail on Sunday morning, that it was just the better part of valor to hole up in the house and re-do our spice labels.
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cooking   crafts   DIY   ideas   low budget   style  

7/11/2014 12:13:24 PM - 3 Comments - Read Full Post

Concrete: Step by Step
The first step to turning this...........                                             Into This..............
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7/2/2014 2:28:28 PM - 1 Comments - Read Full Post

"Found" Items
These are, of course, just a few of my favorite or recent "Found" things, and I always keep an eye out for new old things to re-purpose... so I am sure I will post again about more "Found" items down the road.
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6/26/2014 7:52:53 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Class it Up... Stacked Clay Pots
After my friend got me looking into Gnome gardens, I found a lot of cool pictures online for miniature gardens and broken-pot gardens.  While I have enough spare clay pots to make a broken garden, I decided that these with a few chips and cracks are just as good as a "stacked garden" and quicker to put together than a carefully planned broken-pot garden.  
While nice planters in the stores can cost a small fortune, since this could easily use old pots that you or friends have laying around, this could be a ...
crafts   DIY   ideas   low budget   nature   plants   style  

6/24/2014 12:32:17 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Lint Pot Makeover
So the first thing you should ask here is "What the heck is a Lint Pot?"
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Doors finished.6/15/2014 8:33:42 PM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Making Use of Dead Wall Space
From the Archives:  5/26/2011
One of the things that drives me nuts about a house is any "Dead" space.  As a pack-rat with very little self-control, any space in a house that could be put to storage, but isn't... is just  wrong.
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5/30/2014 11:58:05 AM - 2 Comments - Read Full Post

Spring has Sprung
And in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, it "springs" with what should be an audible "KA-POW"!Two days ago this was the view looking right from our front porch.And now...Of course, the only noise is the change from hollow whistling wind to a rushing sound that is amazingly like the ocean tides as the aspen leaves catch, quake, and rustle in every breeze.While lower altitudes have already "sprung", they never ...

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