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Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Life

Ella animated

  I found myself taking lots of pics of Ella as she was unusually game for having her picture taken. When I saw the series of photos on my computer I knew I had to make an animated gif. She’s so much...

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Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Life

Hungry little caterpillars

Hungry little caterpillars

There are caterpillars all over my back patio area. Well over 20 caterpillars all over the place. Never seen this many. What’s the deal? These ones are asking “Where’s the beef?” Fuzzy wuzzy was a...

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Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Disney Travel, Life

Lone Ranger

Lone Ranger

This afternoon there was a 15 minute live Q&A session with Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp, and Armie Hammer. I wasn’t going to pass up a chance to watch. Super Excited for this movie! Yes, I did hold my camera up in front of my computer screen. Stop looking at me like that. Johnny needs to buy a new hat. Doesn’t he feel a draft?   “Staying alive on the horse was my biggest challenge.”~ Johnny Depp on the hardest part of filming “Lone Ranger” After the panel discussion they showed a brand new trailer. Watch it now! On a completely different note! Daisy the Wonder Rat has returned home to rest for all eternity. Ella was happy to have her back, even in this...

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Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Life

Pantry Re-Do

Pantry Re-Do

More spring cleaning business. I have hated our “pantry” (for lack of a better term) since we bought the place 6.5 years ago. We live in a townhouse built in the 60’s. Apparently people in the 60’s didn’t need to store anything because there’s no storage. We have to resort to things like this. It’s ugly, dirty beyond cleaning, and poorly made. Eye sore to the nth degree. Again, I wish I were better with the before pics, as this is an in between stage. I had seen photos on Pinterest of other people’s beautiful pantries (the built in kinds with lots of space) and got at least some basic ideas on what I could do to reorganize. I got myself a bunch of Ball jars in various sizes and 4 of those cereal containers and got to work. I also have some buckets and a jar (for the candy, of course!). Oh, and I bought chalkboard contact  paper so I could make labels. Easy. Here we are on switcheroo day....

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Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Life

Bathroom Re-Do

Bathroom Re-Do

It’s now spring and that means it’s time to perk some things up. Some years ago I had decorated my bathroom in a manner that I thought felt grown up, and that was what I was after. Now, I just want things to be comfortable, bright, and charming. I’m too impatient to get going to pause and take proper before pictures… let’s call these kinda/sorta before. This would be the vanity. It predates us in this house. Nothing special and so I have no qualms about painting it. Please don’t look at the floor… not gonna do anything about that awfulness for some time yet. This bathroom is also our utility room. Hello ugliness. We did have a curtain across the entrance to the washer/dryer and then I had artwork covering up the utility panels. This mirror was fine for an orange bathroom, but not for what I had planned. So very orange. I had called it rustic Tuscan orange. It was fine for awhile. I wanted to show...

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