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DIY

Knit Hooded Scarf

I’m a sucker for hoods. If it has a hood, there’s a very good chance I’ll like it. So for my most recent knitting project, which took me quite a while, I made a Knit Hooded Scarf. I love it.   When I thought of the idea, I looked at quite a few different patterns … Continue reading »

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Knitting Beginner Cable Coffee Cozy

A few weeks ago, I decided it would be fun to learn to knit. As a child, my mom had taught me the basic knit stitch but I had long ago forgotten it. But these days, thanks to YouTube and Pinterest, you can learn how to do almost anything. I discovered a basic how-to set … Continue reading »

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Preparing for Christmas

Every year for many years, my mom’s side of the family has gone to my parent’s house on Christmas Day. Most of the time there were at least 20 people, if not more spread through the house enjoying lots of wonderful food, hilariously loud and crazy board games, a Chinese auction with great gag gifts, … Continue reading »

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DIY Bathroom Renovation

My bathroom has been through several transformations. The original “bathroom” for our cabin is still on property, but has since been converted from outhouse to shed. (It still has pretty flowered pink wallpaper though, thanks to my mom.) The indoor bathroom hasn’t had such a dramatic transformation, but it still took a lot of work. … Continue reading »

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DIY Bedroom Renovation

I’ve read blogs, how-to lists, and Facebook posts about how to make moving easier. Almost every one of them agree one thing; get one room finished first, either the bedroom or bathroom. Have a place you can go to at the end of a hard day of moving and unpacking, where you can relax and … Continue reading »

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