Painted Laundry Room Cabinets

I"m on a roll. After several years of not liking my dark wood cabinets I finally got permission from the hubster to paint them. I just finished painting the laundry room cabinets and am feeling much better. Below are pictures of the before: I say permission from husband because he lives here too and I …

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Painted Upper Kitchen Cabinets

What a journey! Painting cabinets has never been my forte but, if you're like me, you'd learn how to paint what ever you needed to paint to get some relief from the darkness. Dark doors, dark window trim, dark cove molding, dark base boards, and all dark wood cabinets ... dark wood EVERYWHERE. Sounds simple …

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Christie is Learning Fast

Miss Christie is settling in and making herself at home. She's a quick study when it comes to our daily routine. She 'gets in your house" on command (I do toss a cookie in the crate though). She's the third shift outside in the mornings so she can stay out the longest. Then she eats …

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Leaving the 1980’s Dark Living Room Panelling Behind – Pathouie

After living with terribly ugly 1980's dark yucky paneling that poorly mimics planks for twelve years, we're finally painting our living room. Why anyone would have selected this pitiful paneling in the first place, I'll never know. It just doesn't fit the room. Halve of our living room is vaulted to about fourteen feet high …

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The YMCA Then and Now — A Tradition of Caring

Husband Bob and I went to the YMCA Sunday for our first workout together. Since the LiveSTRONG at the Y program offered us a trial full-family membership, we're taking this opportunity to introduce Bob to the weight room. After spending most of his life in a drafting room (aka CAD room for you new-time drafters) it's about …

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Our GrandDog is Staying With Us for a While

We'll be keeping our GranDog Cody for a few weeks so our son can make moving arrangements. Cody is a big German Shepard mix and not too many rentals accept dogs his size, even though he's a sweetheart. In the meantime, I've decided to work with Cody on a few things. Right now he's a …

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Animal Care Responsibilities Begin with LOVE but There’s More, Much More

We will always have four dogs because we have room for them. All the dogs are crate trained and sleep in our bedroom with us. So when we lose a beloved pet, that empty crate rings the loudest. Loss of a loved one never gets easy but after grieving through several deaths, we've realized that …

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It’s Been Too Long

Too long for writing, too long for creative writing, too long for working on my book. But it's been a good long-time and we haven't been idle. Oh no. Our year-long weekend began December 26th when we got our new rescue German shorthaired pointer (GSP), GB an adorable 10-year old. That was on a Thursday …

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