family home products projects

Easy Shed Installation

Arranging the space in our new house continues a year-and-a-half in. While we have significantly pared down from our previous house and business, we still have more to jettison. We’ve also discovered that the garage isn’t quite big enough to hold lawn tools and equipment along with vehicles, so we decided we needed a shed. Longtime readers of this blog might suspect that Hubby and I are fairly handy, having torn out plaster and lath…

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Pockets So Big They Should Be Called Saddlebags

A project I was busy with over the past few weeks was sewing a dress from a pattern I got years ago. I had some green cotton fabric with white polka dots in the amount I needed, so I set to work. (I love me some polka dots! (●’◡’●) ) While the pattern claims that “It’s Sew Simple,” it was a bit more challenging than the typical pants pattern I’ve made countless times before. I…

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Bringing Sunshine Into the Kitchen

The year is off to a rollicking start. I wrote one post at the beginning of January and here we are already, staring at the end of the month. I sense this year is going to fly by. I’ve had numerous ideas for blog posts, but no time to write them, so I’m going to see if I can write a couple of them today. First up, another home improvement project Hubby and I completed…

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Bottle Painting at Work

Other than painting the walls of rooms, I haven’t done any fine art painting in ages, probably decades. Prior to Christmas, at a work party, staff had the opportunity to paint a winter scene on a bottle. While I’ve been aware of these commercial group painting sessions, I’ve never taken part in any of them. Art classes in high school and college don’t count here because students all work on their own projects. In these…

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Designing Around an Iceberg

Hubby and I put the (almost) finishing touches on the dining room yesterday. All the walls were gray, gray, gray, and the floor was a darker gray. We wanted to carry our blue theme from the living room into the dining room without making it matchy-matchy. When we were searching for a house, we knew we needed a couple of large walls, one for a giant mid-century room divider and one for a giant iceberg.…

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