I’ll just pull it up, since I’m not allergic to Poison Ivy

June 16, 2011 by · 10 Comments
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Last Wednesday on my lunch break, Ben and I were looking at our garden's progress, when we noticed some poison ivy on the edge of our garden.  I said, "I'll just pull it up since I'm not allergic to Poison Ivy."  I then proceeded to pull up the vines without gloves on.  Do not make my mistake! Things I have learned about Poison Ivy/Virginia Creeper: 1.  Poison Ivy often grows alongside Virginia Creeper. Virginia Creeper is also poisonous.  At this point,  I am not even really sure which one caused my rash. 2.  Just...

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Vintage BBQ Tablecloth Purchase

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Last weekend, my friend Nikki mentioned to me that she was planning a vintage BBQ.  I got really excited and volunteered to help with favors and decor.   When she left my house that night, I poured myself a glass of red wine and started cruising Ebay looking for vintage BBQ inspiration.  It wasn't until I saw the package on my doorstep today, that I remembered my late night purchase of a vintage BBQ tablecloth.   At least the tablecloth is pretty funny. Here are a couple of pics I snapped of it on my lunch break:

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Tulips!

March 25, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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My tulips are blooming!  I am so excited because these tulips are the first bulbs I have ever planted.   Last year I bought tulips that were about to bloom in a planter from Lowe's and re-planted them around my mailbox.   They immediately fell over.  Little did I know that they were not supposed to be re-planted.  I tried tying their little stems to a mini metal rose trellis, similar to the way you...

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Before & After: Mail Organizer

March 8, 2011 by · 5 Comments
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I bought this charming little mail organizer at the Salvation Army with the hope of painting it and making it wonderful.  After the first coat of paint, I realized that there was nothing charming about this dumb mail sorter.  I underestimated its cheapness really.  Also I hate sanding, so I skipped that step which was my first mistake. The paint of course did not stick. Skip ahead 6 months.   I decided to dig my failure of a mail organizer out of my closet and try again.  This...

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Homemade Salsa

July 21, 2010 by · 7 Comments
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Because of my recent tomato explosion, I feel the need to cook, bake or do something with all of the tomatoes I have on my kitchen table.  So Ben and I made salsa and also a tomato pie for True Blood Sunday.  I wasn't really happy with my tomato pie but I tried it again last night and will post about it tomorrow.  I have been waiting to make my own salsa from my own tomatoes and bell peppers since we planted our...

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Karen’s Botanicals Fennel Sage Toner

June 11, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Anytime I have a health or beauty issue, I ask Dawn.  When she told me I should be using toner, I listened and I am so happy that I did.  Read my review of Karen's Botanicals Fennel Sage Toner on her blog, Turby and John.  While you are there look around, I am sure you will find her blog as informative and interesting as I do.

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Indie Business 2.0

March 8, 2010 by · 3 Comments
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I am taking an online business class and I am really stoked about it.  Indie Business 2.o focuses on "Starting, Surviving and Succeeding in small business."  Our class is taught by Leigh-Ann of Freckled Nest, Elsie of Red Velvet Art and Jill of Lune Vintage. In order to get to know the other students in the class, one of the students suggested in our class forum to post a 5 things list.  I agree with her. 5 Things I am looking forward...

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Enjoy the Process

January 27, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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Yesterday I ate lunch with Cristina.  She is a friend from high school who recently moved to Dallas, Texas.  We haven't seen each other as often as we would like but she is one of my favorite people in the world.  So she asked me a few of those normal questions you ask people you haven't seen in a while:  “How are you?”  “How is married life?”  “What's new in your life?”  I am so used to getting those questions from random people from my past that I run into at Wal-Mart or one of the downtown arts festivals, I...

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Your pipes will freeze.

January 9, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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This morning I woke up to find my hot water not working, my yard flooded and water shooting up out of the pipes outside of my house.  Ironically enough my husband left at 6 a.m. earlier this morning to catch a plane to Los Angeles, California.  Before he left, he wrote down the plumber's name and number just in case I needed it. Avoid a not fun Saturday by letting your hot and cold water run from your faucets and showers at night when the temperatures drop below...

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2009 in Review: 9 Things I Learned While Planning My Wedding

December 9, 2009 by · 13 Comments
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2009 was an exciting year.  I learned to ride a motorcycle, conquered my fear of flying, bought a house and  got married.  Encouraged by Daily Blog Tips recent group writing project 2009 in Review, I decided to write my own review of 2009.  Check out Daily Blog Tips on December 14th to see the complete list. 9 Things I Learned While Planning My Wedding: 1.   Martha Stewart Weddings is  a wonderful source for  creative ideas and advice and has free online planning...

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