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A Very Fall Superhero

Diesel was outside stomping in the leaves and acting like a superhero on beautiful fall day back in October (yep, I’m REALLY behind!). So I grabbed my camera and tried to capture this overly imaginative boy’s action. He cracks me up…every day. He talks nonstop, but mostly to himself, and it’s always some big story. […]

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Hanging Vintage Wallpaper

I had bought this vintage wallpaper from ebay ages ago and have been planning to hang it in Lula’s room ever since. But I’m glad I waited and didn’t use it in our old house because I think we’ll be here much longer. And it’s So. Stinkin’. Cute!!!! I mean, you just never know. You […]

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How We Dress. White After Labor Day. Oh My!

  People think my girl is serious. But let me tell ya, she’s as silly as they come! She loves to play jokes on people, tell jokes, tease, scare, and generally have a whole lot of fun. She LOVES to play games and will turn just about anything she can into a game. (Sounds like […]

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Glimpses of our Current House

Our house is still in progress…like a lot of progress, but here are some glimpses of what it looks like right now. (If you want to see it before we moved in, click here.) One of the first things we did was paint the living room when we moved in. It was an ugly brown, […]

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Renovating our Master Bedroom – Progress – Before Built-in Closets

I am SO far behind on home renovation updates it’s not even funny! (Of course…I did stop blogging for a whole year, so that’s part of the problem…or all of the problem!) Anyway, throughout this year we mainly worked on the upstairs. We tore down walls to put insulation in, removed wallpaper and paneling, put […]

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Making Waves and Learning to Tie Shoes

Lula has straight hair. I mean, super-duper-doesn’t-hold-a-curl-to-save-its-life straight! (JUST LIKE MINE!) But occasionally we’ll branch out and give it a whirl. This time we decided to do very, very tight French braids that she slept on overnight. I’d washed her hair that evening and let it air dry for a good long time. If you […]

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Handmade Hand Painted Number Gift Tags DIY

My beautiful and amazing niece turned 16 at the beginning of this month. (I can’t believe she’s 16!!! But that means she can drive over here to babysit. Woo hoo!) Anyway, I wanted to do something really special for her for this big birthday. I’d actually been thinking for a whole year about this, and […]

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