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  • Den....Then and NowSorry to go so quiet on you last week. Didn't want you to think for one second that I was slacking off over here. Nope. Not me. Between hubby recovering from his surgery, me getting over a nasty head cold (of all weeks to get sick)  and jus...
  • Exterior House Reveal.....and a name change
    on Aug 19, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle Projects
    Happy Hump day. I am still battling a nasty head cold .....but my sweet husband is on the mend and that's all that really matters right now. If you missed our life lately you can get caught up here.I am thrilled to share a few pics of the exterior pa...
  • Why you should listen to your spouse...and why I am grateful.
    on Aug 17, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild & precious life?Mary OliverYou know the saying 'when it rains it pours'? well it poured over here at Duke Manor last week....and it's still raining.Here's how last week shaped up.Monday -  ...
  • Family Mulch Time...and some mulching tips
    on Aug 12, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    I wish I had self mulching landscape. I really do. You know, the kind that will freshin up the pine bark nuggets once or twice a year depending on the need and control the weeds in the beds and around the trees. That would really be amazing. Even mor...
  • Family Mulch Time...and some mulching tips
    on Aug 12, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    I wish I had self mulching landscape. I really do. You know, the kind that will freshin up the pine bark nuggets once or twice a year depending on the need and control the weeds in the beds and around the trees. That would really be amazing. Even mor...
  • Is it really??? Fall Ideas to start thinking about.
    on Aug 10, 2015 in Holidays
    When I saw the Christmas stuff up at a national big box store the other day ( big yikes), I knew it wasn't too early to start thinking about Fall....even though the slippy slide hasn't been put up yet and the kids are swimming in the pool e...
  • Is it really??? Fall Ideas to start thinking about.
    on Aug 10, 2015 in Holidays
    When I saw the Christmas stuff up at a national big box store the other day ( big yikes), I knew it wasn't too early to start thinking about Fall....even though the slippy slide hasn't been put up yet and the kids are swimming in the pool e...
  • House Paint Progress..... and some news
    on Aug 8, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    The last week around here has been busy with settling in on the first week of school routines and the house getting painted. Talk about a transformation.Here's right before they started with the 47 color samples on the wall. And here is yesterda...
  • House Paint Progress..... and some news
    on Aug 8, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    The last week around here has been busy with settling in on the first week of school routines and the house getting painted. Talk about a transformation.Here's right before they started with the 47 color samples on the wall. And here is yesterda...
  • A beautiful wooden watch...and a lesson in life
    on Aug 4, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    This post is about a watch. A beautiful wooden watch. Specifically, a maple wood with a rose gold faced watch....called Sidney. But first a short lesson in life.Don't ever wear your new beautiful Jord maple wood with rose gold face watch around...
  • A beautiful wooden watch...and a lesson in life
    on Aug 4, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    This post is about a watch. A beautiful wooden watch. Specifically, a maple wood with a rose gold faced watch....called Sidney.  But first a short lesson in life.Don't ever wear your new beautiful Jord maple wood with rose gold face watch around...
  • Weekly Musings
    on Aug 2, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    I'mmmmm back!Summer as we know it at our house, officially came to an end. My kids started back to school last Friday. Typically they start the first week of August so it was a tad bit earlier then years past. This mama cried behind her shades a...
  • Weekly Musings
    on Aug 2, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    I'mmmmm back!Summer as we know it at our house, officially came to an end. My kids started back to school last Friday. Typically they start the first week of August so it was a tad bit earlier then years past. This mama cried behind her shades a...
  • Easy Gallery Wall Ideas
    on Jul 30, 2015 in Decorating and Design
    Who doesn't love a great gallery wall....I know I do.I have to admit, before I attempted my first gallery wall in my home, I thought it was a daunting ordeal. Precision, matching frames, guidelines, theme........ which is not at all how I typically l...
  • Easy Gallery Wall Ideas
    on Jul 30, 2015 in Decorating and Design
    Who doesn't love a great gallery wall....I know I do.I have to admit, before I attempted my first gallery wall in my home, I thought it was a daunting ordeal. Precision, matching frames, guidelines, theme........ which is not at all how I typically l...
  • Good Ole Family Fun in Tennessee
    on Jul 24, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    Wanted to pop in and quickly tell you all, how much I am missing you this summer. I made this decision to lay low and have fun with the kids during the break....and I have and I will for one more week (sigh, kids go back next Friday). At the same tim...
  • Good Ole Family Fun in Tennessee
    on Jul 24, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle
    Wanted to pop in and quickly tell you all, how much I am missing you this summer. I made this decision to lay low and have fun with the kids during the break....and I have and I will for one more week (sigh, kids go back next Friday). At the same tim...
  • My summer outdoor projects....and a new one to add to the list
    on Jul 16, 2015 in Projects The House
    I have taken this summer slackin thing to a whole new level....and I am not apologizing for it...... not one bit. So far this summer, I have managed to pull off one outdoor project, and even that would be a stretch since my hubby did most o...
  • My summer outdoor projects....and a new one to add to the list
    on Jul 16, 2015 in Projects The House
    I have taken this summer slackin thing to a whole new level....and I am not apologizing for it...... not one bit. So far this summer, I have managed to pull off one outdoor project, and even that would be a stretch since my hubby did most o...
  • Sunday Musings- OMG Makeover, sunflowers, paint decision, next project
    on Jul 12, 2015 in Everything Else Lifestyle Projects
    This is my OMG makeover moment. And no, I do not miss the cherry stain walls...or those curtains for that matter. I am always thrilled to see fruits and veggies pop up in the garden that we can eat, but just as excited to see my beloved sunflowe...

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