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   Nov 16

Concrete Flame Thingies

In case any of you get the itch to do another concrete project, there’s a pretty cool one here.  

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   Oct 10

I <3 Halloween!

I love Halloween. I love Halloween with the same joy that five-year olds feel. It’s my absolute most favorite holiday. What better holiday can there be? You get to dress up in costumes and eat all the candy you want! Below are a few more shots from our front yard. I can’t wait for the […]

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   Aug 01

Simplify Your Summer

See…even Martha knows.

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   Jul 13

Simplicity in Practice: The Einstein Method

So, this is sort of a Tidy Tip. That is, if your closet is the thing that’s out of control. You can get your closet under control and simplify your daily routine by using what I have termed the Einstein Method of dressing.  I call it this even though it sort of perpetuates the myth […]

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   Jul 12

Project #4: Front Yard Part 10,423,765

So, I know we’ll be talking about xeriscaping later this year, but here’s a little preview of what I’ve been working on in my front yard for the past 3 years. As you can see from the before, it was pretty much a blank slate. And, I hate grass. I hate grass like I hate […]

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   Jul 12

Project #3: Butterfly Reframe

These Simplify Your Summer projects are about creativity and discovery. On this project, I discovered that I DO NOT have nerves of steel. Repeat: DO NOT.  Steady hands? Fugghedaboutit! But, more on that later… For this project, I had some framed butterflies that I’d purchased at the flea market forever ago. Yes, they actually do […]

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   Jun 27

Project #2: Guest Bathroom Mini-Makeover

So here’s the deal: Three years ago, our bathroom was ugly. Not just ugly, but fugly (no offense, Le Boy). The harlequin diamond patterned wallpaper and builder-basic boring fixtures didn’t exactly create the relaxing spa-like experience one would hope for in a bath. As our house is a starter home, I’ve been keeping our bathroom […]

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   Jun 22

Tidy Tip: A Hairy Situation

In a household comprised of two hairy humans and four even more hairy felines, you can imagine that we get our fair coating of the fuzzy stuff around here. Hair. It is my nemesis. It’s everywhere. It’s on the floor. It’s on a door. It’s in my eye and in a pie. But seriously, folks, […]

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   Jun 20

Tidy Tip: It’s All in the Details

There are certain things around the house than can send out subliminal signals that your house is anything but tidy. I think you can imagine a few obvious ones: dirty underwear in the sink, plates of half eaten chicken wings under the bed, the toilet. But, sometimes we walk past things every day that we don’t […]

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   Jun 19

Project #1 – Operation: Organize Le Boy

So, the first project in the Simplify Your Summer series is called Operation: Organize Le Boy. Perhaps you are lucky enough to have a member of your family who is of the male persuasion. I happen to have one, and he shall be referred to herein as The Boy (since we are being fancy-pants I […]

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