Longer.

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Thank-you friends, for your heartfelt messages you left in the last post. So, as you know, I dashed off to the mountains for a short little getaway. I needed this like you have no idea. And staying in a place you don’t even really desire to leave just to keep yourself busy is such a […]

For those afraid to start living again after crisis mode.

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Ever hear of the phrase, “It’s always easier giving advice, rather than taking it.”? Well, I needed advice. So I wrote myself a Dear Abby styled letter. And then I answered it with an accumulation of advice I received from a course and therapy. I truly hope it helps anyone that needs it! Here goes… . […]

Why cleaning in small increments wins this race.

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We recently had a little mini heat wave in our area… and boy, did this Canadian made out of wax not manage so well! Yesterday I hibernated inside our little travel trailer parked beside the house. Until I got chilly. Then I went out and started all over again. I’ll admit though, evening bike rides during hot […]

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 384

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Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 384 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Happy weekend! Who else is also in the middle of wondering if a short getaway is in order, or to dig into those summer projects?! I’m stuck right in the middle. So as I decide what will all transpire this […]

Blue closet doors with hooks in the boy’s bedroom

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Well! Two boy’s bedroom posts in one week is a huge deal in these parts! Remember the buffalo check flag pillow post where I mentioned blue closet doors? This is where we started. The closet doors next to the bed were sadly yellowed with time. I don’t think I have ever repainted them since moving […]

Stencil A Unique Buffalo Checked Canadian Flag Pillow

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Today was one of those days where I desired to do something, just not a lot. (I had a bike ride to partake in after all…) I mulled over weeding a flowerbed, but once I paced around my son’s room, I quickly changed gears. There is a blue love seat in his room we were debating on getting rid of. […]

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 383

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Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 383 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Hello weekend junkers! How is June treating you so far? I admit I was a little caught off guard just now when I noticed we are already half way through it! Whaaa? I guess I should focus more. Which was […]

Ditching stress through the art of doing fun stuff.

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Being that I bike ride nearly every evening, you’d think I’d see the same things each day while on the same trail. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Through a ‘mindful’ course I’ve been taking, it’s really taught me to focus on something specific. And this special trait has me seeing the bike trail in […]

How to make a reclaimed wood Antiques hall tree mirror

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There is nothing like cleaning out stuff you don’t need. Because it makes room for stuff you do! And thanks to my most recent purging efforts, I finally had the space to outfit this reclaimed wood Antiques hall tree mirror for the bedroom! Remember my empty corners post? I’ve always felt this bedroom corner needed a tall […]

DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 382

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Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 382 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Happy junk-filled weekend to you! This past week I have been busy! But not quite in the normal DIY sense. My sister announced she was moving, and her house was move-ready. What?! That inspired a very DEEEEEEP clean and selling […]