Category Archives: homespun

I asked for it.

All those moments in magazines—looking, flipping, drooling, and pinning. Oh! This rustic looking oven hood. Thank you Better Home and Gardens for this inspiring idea. Could we (as in he)? Would he? Please….? ……? Oh yea!!! Thanks Mr. K for your handy craftsmanship! I love. In time—in precious time there will be open shelving accompanying [...]
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what a trip.

A year ago we had the pleasure of housing Nana and Papa for bit. They are so great and the good news? Yes, they’re back! Our short-term live-ins are paying us a little visit—Papa with his gumption and Nana with her grace. Right off the bat dad asks if there’s an IKEA in my local [...]
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pulling over for awhile.

Our family just got a big taste of summer. We visited my Finn-land*, my goodness, my take-my-breath away summertime of sweetness. After (what should be 7) 9.5 hours in the van trekking all the way to Northern Michigan, these blond heads were one of the highlights that made the trip oh-so worthwhile. Meet Mr. C’s [...]
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it can really suck.

Oh happy day! The big boys are out of town deep in the woods and I’ve got Oreck on my mind. I have wanted an Oreck vacuum for 15 years. Maybe even longer….like since forever. Not sure when or how but the charms of this vacuum had me sold from what must have been a [...]
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how many years now?

*smirk* Come on, aren’t we sweet? With just the most innocent PDA. (I am a church girl for heaven’s sake. Emphasis here on girl—and I suppose church too.) I love you Mr. K. Still like you too. Happy anniversary. — Illustration inspired by a string of lots and lots of gold and aqua moments with [...]
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dboy’s turn to teen.

This afternoon I say, “hey birthday boy! Can I take some pictures of you in the backyard?” “Sure mom.” We then hear the little blond’s raspy voice, “yes! owside! let’s GO!!!” This is sounding familiar to me. A quick trip down memory lane here….as the E of the family, I recall my bigger brother Daniel [...]
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after bashy.

To be this liddle —just lump’us and rump’us-about so cozy-coz with nuggles and squirmy squishy-squish. ‘Gain and again. Lov-ew Mr. C. ‘Gain and again. —
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Sprinkle sprinkle—! Urrrr….whirER-ER-ER-ER-ER…… green…blue….pink…purple…. “Ah—Oh! There it is!!! Got it—whoa!” Slide—”My Uggs!!!” “Choo choo!” RING—”I got a phone for Christmas – ” Slice—”prime rib anyone??” Smooth—peanut butter creamy cream creamiest…. Scritch, scratch, scribble—the A of the family sketching his slippers. Click—”I got it!” Way to go little AJ. Lick—mmmmm….. Lots of good moments to take [...]
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week four: the plan

Christmas Christmas now is here! (Almost!!) We spend the Eve in the comfort of our own home with the B4 (or 4 and a 1/2) as guests. Cozy and nummy we will share a pot of  heath’s stew, crusty bread and my peanut butter banana cream pie that I just found a recipe for. I [...]
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week three: wrapping

So this week we feature a wrapped gift. Is that what people are doing? Wrapping gifts? (Already???) I see you did it—and in style I might add Ms. Julie. Tonight I go to a Christmas Party and I am thrilled from head to toe. Would love to bring a little something to this lovely lady [...]
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