China Hutch Makeover – Never Fear the Veneer!

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Several months ago I spotted a China Hutch deal on Craigslist for only $20!  I thought, I could makeover that old veneer piece and flip it in no time at all! Now 3 months later I'm finished with it! Yipppeeee!  Ok, all the taping, disassembling, and painting didn't take that long, but other projects took priority.  It was a little longer in the making than intended, but I'm very happy with … [Read more...]

Summertime Fun – Visit a Local Museum

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This post includes affiliate links for your convenience.  For more information please visit my disclosure page. Summertime is in full swing around here.  We've been having fun swimming in plastic pools, working on our reading program, watching silly videos, watching sunsets, and taking nature walks.  While all of that is super fun, the summer is full of many hours and we get a little bored from … [Read more...]

Friday Flowers

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My parents have the neatest flowers ever...  zinnias, iris, wildflowers, black-eyed susans, daisies, and more.  Zinnias are some of my favorite because they self-seed.  They pop up on the walkway between the garden beds on their property.  It's lovely!  A couple years ago when we moved into a house we purchased my mom gave me a paper bag full of seeds.  We took one of our backyard garden beds and … [Read more...]

How to Stop Breaking Your Back When Rearranging a Room

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Are you moving into a new place, thinking about getting new furniture, or just want to shake things up and rearrange some furniture?  Wouldn't it be nice to know where you want to move everything before you move it?  Well, I've got an idea for you!  Try using a simple grid before even lifting a finger; then after that, sorry my flabby, scrawny muscles can't help! LOL I've created a free … [Read more...]

Hamster Hijinks: Bathtime

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Did you know you can bath your pet hamsters? Ok, I'm not really sure if it's good for them but yesterday one of our hamsters was particularly stinky so why not?!  We used my bathroom sink(which I cleaned with clorox later) and Miss Pickles' shampoo.  I forgot to ask her if it was ok and she gave me the stink eye when she realized the rats were using her shampoo.  OOPS! This is Boudreaux … [Read more...]

How to Stop Negative Thinking

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Welcome to Marvelous Tips Mondays, a series of posts each Monday filled with tips from eliminating stinky feet to how to dig for diamonds. Today's tip is How to Stop Negative Thinking.  Negativity is easy to find:  in the media, at stores, from other people, and even from ourselves.  Have you ever evaluated your own thought process?  Have you noticed when you talk with others that your focus is … [Read more...]

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway – Red, White, and Blue Hop Event!

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It's giveaway time! Be sure to stop by and say "HI" to the hosts at LeahSay’s Views and Planet Weidknecht. A $25 Amazon Gift Card is up for grabs. :)    I don't think Amazon has fireworks for sale but you can find all sorts of patriotic gear on the website.  Enter using the Rafflecopter form below... a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

My Twitter Community Grew 440+%

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This post includes affiliate links for your convenience.  For more information please visit my disclosure page. You read that right folks - my twitter community grew 440+% since the end of January. And even better, I'm connecting with people all over the world and it's fun!!!   How in the world did this happen?  Somehow I stumbled onto Saira @momresource and read her blog post about … [Read more...]

July 4th Banner in 2 Easy Steps!

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I love crafting and I love crafting that is super easy!  Here's Marvelous Tips Mondays short tutorial on how to make a July 4th banner in 2 easy steps.  Yep, that's it!  What you'll need for this banner:  a single hole punch, three packs of pre-cut big stars from the Dollar Tree, and some twine.   I already had the twine that was part of a prize pack I won and already had the hole punch.  So this … [Read more...]