Saturday, December 14, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cheers!

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***The Christmas decorations are up.***

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Smoothie Addiction

I've only had it for a week--my early Christmas present, the Vitamix. I love it so much. I use it everyday--once to make my smoothie for breakfast or lunch, and then once again when the kids get home from school,'cuz they like their smoothies too (well, two-thirds of them do).

My favorite smoothie is what you see here. Everything is organic. Coconut milk, a big handful of kale, one banana, frozen berries, frozen mango, frozen pineapple and a spoonful of chia.

Last night we cleared off the dinner table, and everyone had left when we realized that one of the children hadn't touched his veggie. We were debating whether to call him back when we realized he'd already had 1/2 a cup of raw kale in his snack that afternoon without even realizing it. Crisis averted. Heh heh.

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**I'm an avid follower of ChrisBeatCancer.com No, I don't have cancer--but I'm doing all I can to give my body the goodness it needs to stay healthy and fight off any rogue cells. From Chris I've learned to blend my fruit and juice my veggies. Coming soon, a post on juicing.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kitchen Cabs

Painting the kitchen cabinets is coming along. My goal is to finish them up by the end of the week.

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This whole process has been slowed down because whoever installed the cabinet doors many years ago decided that it would be OK to strip every single @$^#&%* screw. UGH! Luckily my husband introduced me to my new best friend the vice grip. My wrists are getting a good workout. Some of these screws are very hard to clamp, and for those I sacrificed a water balloon for better "gription."

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Bye bye fluting

I got rid of the fluting around the fireplace. It's the only fluting in the whole house, and it started bugging me, so it had to go.

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This house is kind of a lot of work. Everywhere I look there is something that needs to be done. I don't feel like I have time to blog much anymore. I think from here on out for the next few months, I'm just going to post pictures. Commentary bores me. HA HA!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Front Door -- after

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Well, I thought the door was done, except when I look at these pictures and realize that I have a little painting still to do on the very top of the trim (after I pick off the barcode sticker). Loverly. :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Baseball shrine, I mean, closet

I've been making good progress on trimming out the downstairs. I got a little sidetracked when I got to the hall closet. It's been an eyesore for a couple of years. It's located in a bit of a tight hallway and had a bifold door on it until I ripped it off one day in frustration because it was constantly being left open and blocking traffic flow. For awhile it had a curtain on it. I could close it and not have to look at the overload. DSC_0357

Meanwhile, in the front entry, kids were keeping all their baseball gear right by the front door where people would regularly be tripping over helmets and bats, etc. I don't know how other little league families do it. Maybe they are more organized than we are. But not anymore....heh heh!

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Trim so far...

I've done 10 doorway trim-outs and the molding between them in the downstairs hallways.DSC_0335

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There is still plenty of caulking and painting to do.

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I've also done one window and my first ever window sill, which I'm pretty excited about. :)