Something that should have made me cringe, but didn't.

Natural gas prices went up 21% as of November 1st here in the great Northwest. Since our home is heated by natural gas, I should be crying, but I am not. Funny but our bill is SIGNIFICANTLY lower than it has been in the past. Why? Well, that new thermostat ...

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Murdock Coffee Shop

I don’t drink coffee, but I do love how cozy coffee shops are. I decided to transform my house into a coffee shop last night. Only hot chocolate was on the menu though. No espresso, sorry. It was homemade hot chocolate with real milk and dutch cocoa and white ...

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Raked Leaves Yesterday

The sun was shining so I raked leaves yesterday. I tried to get the boys involved and this is how it turned out:

Micah mocked his brothers for getting in the “stinky” garbage can and wouldn’t go near it. Two out of three helping out isn ...

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Early Christmas gifts

Bryan and I have been talking about Christmas a bit and with the game cube dying, we thought it might be time to get a new game system. I am not really fond of video games, but I think the Wii is cool. It has active games like boxing and ...

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More Canning

Here we are peeling apples and slicing them for apple pie filling that we will be canning.  They all took turns peeling the apples with this nifty gadget:  The Apple Peeler Corer Slicer.  It is hands down the coolest gadget ever.   We peeled and sliced 63 apples, give or take ...

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More Halloween

I just recently refinished this hutch.  I found that it decorates up quite well for Halloween.  I painted spiderwebs in the windows with white washable tempera paint.  There is a goblin hand coming out of the drawer.  On top there are two spooky cheesecloth ghosts.  since you can’t see ...

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One blissful thing admidst a whole lot of drudgery.

Bryan and I have been tackling the 4 boxes of apples plucked from our trees this year. They have been doing nicely in our garage for a now, but if we wait any longer they will be rotten and not fit for consumption. We have been taking the less than ...

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The Master Bedroom

I have been working on my bedroom since this summer.  This is what I have so far.  I am planning on adding some more texture and a few decor items as time and money permits.  I am pleased with what we have so far. ... See my Tabblo>

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October Pics

On October 18 we went to Haywire Farms in Pasco, WA.  We played on a hay pyramid, a hay maze, a corn maze, rode the cow train, went on a hay ride, saw a huge boar and a small llama, and played in big tubs of wheat. ... See my Tabblo ...

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The Projects

I am actually glad for the rainy season so I can have an excuse to not do anymore furniture. These have turned out well though!

This is the 70 or 80 year old hutch that came our way last month.  It once was hunter green (notice the interior behind the ...

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