Category Archives: Home Projects

a sad thanksgiving

my family had a sad thanksgiving this year, as my grandma passed away on saturday. it was fairly unexpected, but we are taking comfort in the fact that she was sick for only a brief time and passed away at … Continue reading

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cedar chest

last winter, a colleague gave me a beautiful cedar chest that needed a new home. it was in pretty rough shape with some water rings, nail polish, and other stains. but all the damage was surface-level so it just needed … Continue reading

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beware of flying erasers

one of my junior high teachers used to throw chalkboard erasers at students who were misbehaving. this sort of thing would probably result in a lawsuit in this day and age, but we just rolled with it – mainly because … Continue reading

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a little over a year later…

and i have finished refinishing the dining room table and chairs!!! last summer, my parents came out for a visit, and my mom taught me how to refinish furniture. we started with the dining room table, but couldn’t get to … Continue reading

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i walked into a burning ring of fire

a few days ago, a friend posted on facebook that she and her husband had about 80 edging bricks to give away to whomever wanted them. ever my mother’s daughter, i jumped at the opportunity. we bought a $50 fire … Continue reading

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