Category Archives: Decorating

Crocheted Half Circle Rug

When I finished the rug, DH said, “What do you think of it?” What do I think?  I love it!  I hugged it when you weren’t looking.  I did dances around it, took off my socks so I could really feel it under my feet.  Knowing how he feels about crochet, I only said, “I think it […]
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It’s happening….

I’m sitting in the Vision Therapy office today.  We have two children receiving therapy right now and life is full.  This is the first week I’ve found a wifi signal at the office, and am using some of this hurry up and wait time to write to you. While I am here watching Grant play […]
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A few carpet squares

While waiting for the experts to tell us how to save our house, we decided to take some temporary measures to make it more livable. My friend, Pam, was over exercising and asked if we had thought about buying some cheap carpet squares.  “Um, you mean like these?”  I motioned to a dark corner where […]
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Tutorials for Heather’s Bedroom Birthday Surprise

Before I link up, I’d like to say a round of thanks to everyone who helped with Heather’s room.  I said in the first post that I didn’t have an HGTV crew–but it turned out I really did–just no cameras and scripts (yep, reality TV is scripted.) Oh and while I’m totally off topic–last year […]
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The Cost Breakdown and Source List for Heather’s Bedroom Birthday Surprise

More than once, I was standing in line at Home Depot feeling like my wallet was bleeding. This was the most expensive birthday present I have ever given anyone.  But then Heather was the most valuable birthday present I’ve ever received.  I brought her home from the hospital on my 27th birthday :). Since I […]
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The BIG Reveal: Heather’s Bedroom Birthday Surprise

We have video!  But before you watch it I feel the need to explain.  I got up and pulled a pair of shorts over my PJs and started working on Heather’s room.  She arrived while we were putting the finishing touches on.  I never showered, got dressed, combed my hair, touched makeup ( or tucked […]
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Heather’s Bedroom Birthday Surprise Part 8–The Floor and Moving in

My hopes of a timely floor installation were misguided, lol.  Everything my husband does, turns out amazing.  He’s a perfectionist and has great skills. But that means it takes time and before he can start he has to know how to do it right.  If I push him to move faster he has a stress […]
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Heather’s Bedroom Birthday Surprise Part 7

Sickness had me knocked to the curb.  I got up early and try to prep the room for Darren to lay flooring but only got as far as emptying out the room.  I was supposed to paint the closet trim, lay the underlayment and carry up the boards.  But it wasn’t happening. My mom showed […]
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Heather’s Bedroom Birthday Surprise Part 6

This was the day I’d been waiting for, the day I got to see the new wall color for real.  First I had to put a coat of paint on the ceiling, finish painting the wood trim, wash the ceiling texture off the walls, then patch, sand and prime them. No problem, right?   Also, […]
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Heather’s Birthday Bedroom Surprise Part 5

The plan for Day 5 was to prime and then paint the ceiling.  Then catch up on laundry and dishes and cook a real meal. The wrencher:  the fresh mud from the night before still needed sanding.  I got up early and went after it.  Oh man…this was serious work.  My whole body was sore […]
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