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So, I went and picked up a some things from Habitat for Humanity recently.  I got doorknobs, a towel bar and a bag of screws to use for upcycling into something useable in our home.  I just finished hanging the renovated doorknobs and thought I would post a few transformation pictures for your viewing pleasure […]

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  • […] I think I’m slightly addicted to this spray paint! There is no prep needed other than a clean surface, and it looks so GOOD! It may be the fumes, but I’m sort of disappointed our master bath is almost done and doesn’t need anything else painted Here is another project I did with the same spray paint: http://paintedposies.com/2013/01/29/doorknobs-to-towel-hooks/ […]ReplyCancel

More time has lapsed between blog posts than I’d like, but it’s been a busy few days! I got my spring seeds planted, spray painted my doorknobs from Habitat for Humanity and started a new art project that I’ve come to realize won’t be finished for a while. I’m hoping to complete the doorknob project […]

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I admire those people who can go into a thrift store and create something beautiful out of a seemingly ugly pile of cast-aways.  And now with the popularity of Pinterest, it’s become very clear how creative and thrifty people can be.  Determined to be one of “those” people, I recently took a trip to Habitat […]

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Let me first start out by saying that this weekend flew by! I’m sure everyone feels that way most weekends, right? I had every intention of starting my spring garden yesterday but only got so far as buying supplies at the nursery. So I was eager to get some planting started today. Of course, I […]

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Now that Phoenix has thawed from it’s impressive and unprecedented freeze, I am in MUCH better spirits! I am definitely a “valley girl” at heart! (shhh! don’t tell anyone I’m from Chicago! brrrr!) Since I can finally go outside without turning into a popsicle, I’m been going around the yard and checking out the damage. […]

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  • tammie

    you are awsom do you know that 🙂 <3 youReplyCancel

  • but just think about how much fun we will have shopping for new plants! and the name of the plant that you don’t know I think is Mexican bird of paradiseReplyCancel

    • Do you think? Isn’t that a colorful flower with a beak looking thing? This is a vine~ like bush with little white rose type flowersReplyCancel

hooray for 2013! Every year when January comes I get all excited to start over fresh and get some stuff done.  I think there’s two different kinds of people in this world: those who admit to making goals for the new year and those who claim they don’t do that sort of thing.  We can […]

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  • Erica welch

    I tried gardening in the fall. I failed miserably! I shall try again in the spring!
    My goals are…
    * wean Jameson from nursing 18 months and I am done.
    * start potty training (once the above is done)
    * be more organized with budgeting
    *pay of credit cards
    * find a good job when we move back to Arizona!ReplyCancel

    • I think money goals are on everyone’s list, right? Jameson is getting so big already! I can’t wait to meet him, when are you moving back to AZ?ReplyCancel

  • […] been following along, you know that at the start of this blog, I listed my goals for 2013 here.  Some I met, some I… didn’t.  Let’s review, shall […]ReplyCancel

For those of you who know, Bountiful Baskets is an organization that buys produce in bulk and distributes to it’s members for a small fee.  I’ve tried it a couple times over the years and always ended up straying.  But the price is right and the produce is usually local and seasonal, so I thought […]

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  • Erica welch

    Thought I would tell you how I make my hummus!
    Garlic hummus
    1 can of garbanzo beans ( I get mine from trader joes)
    Juice of 1 LEMON
    2 cloves of garlic
    1 teaspoon of cumin, I have also used 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
    Sea Salt/pepper

    Mix it all up in food processor and garnish with paprika and parsley!
    I can’t stop eating it!ReplyCancel

  • Holly

    You could make Limoncello unless you have something against vodka :). You could also juice all those yellow babies put into ice cube trays and when frozen put in a baggie for when a recipe calls for lemon juice. Lemon Pound cake, salad dressing, hair rinse after shampooing, lemon bars, use them to clean with you can also dehydrate lemon slices and use them in tea. If these didn’t satisfy your lemon issue let me know I have more. My kids like ocean water (like at Sonic) we use lemon, lime, and coconut flavoring and some sugar yum yum. I have been without my Bountiful Basket for almost a month and I can’t wait till this weekend so I can have my fix.ReplyCancel

    • Me? Something against vodka? Hahahaha 😀 can’t wait to try this, thank you! Thanks for all the great ideas!! In the meantime, I’ve been putting lemon in my water and I’m going to try to make ginger, lemon and honey tea tonight 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Holly

    and water for the ocean water might be a little potent without the H2O.ReplyCancel

  • Holly

    I didn’t think so but hey tastes change 😉ReplyCancel

I’ve been into shadow boxes recently.  I saw a pinterest pin for the winter shadow box and had to try my own version of it.  Then we lost our kitty, Pooch, right before Christmas and needed a way to preserve his collar and paw print.  I decided to use a shadow box and put some […]

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