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She Can Have BOTH!

She Can Have BOTH!

My recent tutorial on how to transform ugly countertops into something beautiful, using Giani Granite countertop paint, brought in a ton of comments! Thank’s to all who post comments on our site…be assured that I read them all! This particular comment from Elizabeth reminded me so much of the way I’ve always looked at life…who […]

Doodle’s Country Baby BellyR...

Doodle’s Country Baby Belly…First Edition/Addition

I’m finally getting around to posting a few pictures of my Doodle family’s first born and their country baby belly pictures. The result of the “belly” is our Miss Mardee Bug…and she just turned 2 years old on January 16, 2015. But hey…better late than never, I say! I have to mention that these lovely […]

(WINNER POSTED!) Give Away! Giani Gra...

(WINNER POSTED!) Give Away! Giani Granite Countertop Kit

THE WINNER IS….Nasheena!!!! (Scroll down to the entry box to see the winner’s name there) CONGRATULATIONS Nasheena and thank you to all who entered and made this give-away so much fun and such a success. Watch for more contests and give-aways coming up and you might be the next winner!!     IMPORTANT: For your […]

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

We had a gloomy and colder than seasonal day here a week ago…the perfect day for a hearty soup/stew. So…Chicken and Dumplings it was!! Here’s a list of ingredients. If you would like to print this recipe, there is a special version if you scroll down to the end…just for you Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds chicken […]

Amazing Painted Countertops Look Like...

Amazing Painted Countertops Look Like Granite – Part 2

Break time is over…The black base coat is dry! Time for the fun to begin. I’d say this is the trickiest part of this project…but doable by anyone, with a little practice. I actually painted on a piece of cardboard all the layers so I could work out a method to achieve the look I […]

Amazing Painted Countertops Look Like...

painted countertops

Well…here it is…as promised. The painted countertops are done and now I get to show you how to do it for yourself! Another important step before painting begins…. Let the silicone dry completely. WooHoo! Ready to start the painting process!! Wait….almost…. WooHoo!!! Ready to start the painting process!! I feel like I’m in the movie, […]

Meet Dora – Another Chihuahua

Dora is all dressed for the winter weather. And she doesn't look happy about it!

First off, I need to apologize for the blurry photo. Dora doesn’t hold still unless she is sleeping…and sleeping dog pictures get pretty boring after awhile! So….meet Dora, our newest addition to the Chihuahua Farm! She is almost 3 years old and she only weighs 2.5 lbs. Dora is a long-haired Chihuahua, which I had […]

Lane Cedar Chest Question – Doe...

lane cedar chest

A visitor recently posted this question on blog post, Lane Cedar Chest Makeover – Part 1. I am trying to find some information on the Lane cedar chest you restored. I have the same cedar chest. Can you tell me where you found it. I am trying to find an old advertisement featuring this hope chest. […]

Custom Wall Signage – My Favori...

The finished project...my favorite saying where I can see it every day!

I’ve turned my favorite saying into custom wall signage…and I think it was the most enjoyable couple of hours I’ve spent in quite a while! Many years ago, I found this expression in the wrapper of a dove milk chocolate morsel. You can read why I love Dove chocolate in the “stuff I love” section, if […]

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