Category Archives: Upcycling/Recycling

Into the New Year we go…

I’m siting here tonight, my home filled with the smell of bread, my husband happily wood carving in the chair next to me, my babies deep in sleep in their room and I know that life is good. Although a … Continue reading

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Christmas “Tree”

We finally did it… We had been talking about it for so long, but that attachment to the smell of the fresh-cut fir-tree had too strong of a pull on me. But I live in the city, so no wild … Continue reading

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Feeling blessed.

Today, the contractors came in to rip the ceiling apart and evaluate the damage. Since we live in an almost 90 year old home, parts of our attic are completely inaccessible through the trap, so ripping apart was the only … Continue reading

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Winter blues and spring rainbows – Gratitude

So it’s official. I think I’m suffering from the winter blues. I am usually very good with winters, liking them even. But this year, I don’t know if it’s the really cold weather, my daughter’s refusal to walk when we … Continue reading

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