Monthly Archives: June 2011

Paint the driveway

Several years ago I got this crazy idea to paint the driveway with a huge flag for the 4Th  of July.  The sizes of the flag varies from year to year, depending on how quickly we use up the paint … Continue reading

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colors of the flag

The colors of our country’s flag always give me that feeling of freedom and love for America.  Seeing our flag flying is wonderful because it means so much. Henry Ward Beecher wrote of our flag: If anyone, then, asks me … Continue reading

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Holiday Napkin Rings

Looking for some simple, fast, inexpensive ideas for your 4th of July gathering?  Instead of spending money on printed napkins, try making your own holiday napkin rings with ribbon.  It takes just a few minutes to make a bunch of … Continue reading

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Hang up the Flag!

This is it!  The week of the 4th of July!  Today we made sure to hang up the flags, pull out the patriotic music and get ready for more fun with friends.  I love that blueberries and strawberries topped with … Continue reading

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Landscaping the Flowerbed

I’ve been completely obsessed with gardening for weeks now.  The weather has been beautiful and working in the yard has brought a quiet to my days that my heart craves.  Occasionally one of my little ones will join me in … Continue reading

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“Summertime” Quilt

I’m working on a secret project… a quilt for a friend whose wedding is just around the corner.  I chose a simple design, 4 1/2 inch squares with white sashing between each square. It’s taken me forever to cut into … Continue reading

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Lamp makeover

Since we moved into our current home I’ve changed a lot of the colors I was using before.  This left me with quite a few accessories that don’t match, yet I don’t have the cash to just go out and … Continue reading

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dresser

My husband and I snagged this dresser at a local thrift shop a few weeks ago for $30.  (when I told my Dad, the king of great bargains, he told me we paid too much) (see that box in the … Continue reading

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painted ceilings

Oh I have so many wonderful projects to paint and show you, but since I just moved and have been out of town, everything was thrown into my new house and I have no pictures.  But I do have some … Continue reading

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White Paint

I’m a believer that white paint can improve just about anything.  I picked up this metal mirror a few months ago but didn’t care for it’s brown finish.  I forgot to take “before” pictures but in my opinion the white … Continue reading

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