“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”

-Sam Keen

  • This & That

    Going Home Again

    They say you can’t go home again, but I’ve never put much merit in that old adage. After all, I go home. . . all the time. Of course, it’s not quite the same — I’m older, family members are absent and most things don’t look as they did way back when (except my bedroom, which is a completely different topic), but it’s still home and it’s a good place to be. That being said, I gotta tell ya, I’ve been seriously missing my bloggy home at Small Talk Mama. After the complete crash last fall, throwing in the white towel and dabbling in a new blogging venture for a…

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    Secret Subject Swap — My Nobel Prize

    Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. My Secret Subject is: You’ve won a Nobel Prize. Which? Why? What did you do to deserve the honor? It was submitted by: http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com Hmm. . . this is a toughy. I guess I’ve never dreamed of winning a Nobel Prize. Why would I? I have too many other fish to fry just trying to raise a family, keep up with the laundry and keeping food in the…

  • Inside & Out

    A Pair of DIY Projects on Parade

    Today I’m sharing a couple of recently completed DIY projects for the September Sapphire Even Day Blog Challenge (I’m going to call it the “Even Day Challenge” for the rest of the month just so I don’t leave anything out). I love a good deal and I love furniture, so taking something from trash to treasure is a great deal of fun and/or rewarding for me. Believe me, I’m not above pulling out an old chair or chest of drawers from someone’s road-side trash pile. These two projects are just small little things that were quick and easy to complete. For most of my furniture pieces I use sand paper,…