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Summer Camp

My son was at summer camp this week. Repeat . . . my son was at summer camp!!! I did not know if that was going to happen for him this year or not. He's had quite a few medical issues that have reared their ugly heads over the last few months and ...

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5 Favorite Late Summer Flowers

Let's face it, by mid-July a lot of your annuals have gotten all leggy and are practically walking out of the garden themselves.  Maybe some of them have even died from neglect.  Your peonies are done blooming and your irises are long gone. Life ...

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4th Of July Greetings

Some Cracker Jack trivia for you: Did you know that Cracker Jacks has been around since 1896. The sailor's name is Sailor Jack and the dog's name is Bingo. In 1908 it was included in the famous "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" song and ...

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My top 10 patriotic projects, recipes and home decor ideas for the 4th of July, including desserts. potato salads, flag decor and more.

My Top 10 Patriotic Projects, Recipes And Decor

I've just been running around like a chicken with my head cut off (ow!) this month and I haven't had a chance to take any photos of my 4th of July home decor for you yet. I hate when real life interferes with my online life! And since the 4th ...

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Tips for cleaning and deodorizing a vintage suitcase. Or any suitcase for that matter. Normally I'm a sniff it before I buy it kind of person, but occasionally you end up with a stinky one.

Cleaning A Stinky Vintage Suitcase

Normally I'm a sniff it before I buy it kind of person, but occasionally I'll buy something at a thrift store or yard sale in a hurry. Only to be gifted with a pungent aroma when I finally get around to sticking my nose in it. And that is what ...

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A humorous look at church rummage sales and why you should be shopping at them. Old people have good stuff that we younger people want to get our hands on.

Shopping Church Rummage Sales

As God is my witness, I've said it before and I'll say it again.  You can't beat good old church rummage sales. Did you just see that lightning strike? But seriously, every single time I see a sale on Craigslist and it's at a church I am ...

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This American flag craft project is super cute and EASY to make . A quick patriotic DIY project for your 4th of July home decor. Did I mention it's easy?

Easy American Flag Craft

So I had this GREAT idea for an American flag craft while out shopping at the local Home Depot the other day. Let's make a flag out of some beadboard. You know how much I love me some paneling. I just thought it would be a perfectly simple way to ...

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