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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Before and After: Front Door

When we bought our home, I loved a lot about it. As we lived in it a while, I realized the front entry was always shadowed and quite dark, not at all inviting to guests arriving up the driveway. I knew paint would make a big difference. The ironic thing is that I really loved […]

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gold in its pocket

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” – Jim Bishop “Pearl” “Austin” I thought it was time Pearl and Austin had some ‘face time’ so here they are in golden autumn splendour — inside a pocket of gold. Both images were taken in the same spot within minutes of one […]

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So Much Sunshine to the Square Inch

“Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.” ~Walt Whitman ‘leftovers’ from summer Recently Sherry Galey of Still and All kindly graced me with a Sunshine Award. I’m flattered to have been included among those she selected. As part of the award, it’s suggested to pass the award on to others and keep […]

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ones that make me think

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ~Charles William Eliot Most often I’m sitting in bed or in the chair bedside my bed reading. It seems I’m so busy during the day that bedtime is the quietest and […]

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Lavender Shortbread

I recently made another delectable recipe from Sea Salt: Recipes from a West Coast Galley cookbook: Lavender Shortbread. I wondered how it would translate but, adventurous as I am, it was something I couldn’t help but try. I loved the result and will definitely be making this again. In fact, when I served it at […]

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Ta Da — the elusive backsplash

At long last I’m posting some before and after photos of our kitchen. Not all of these photos are mine and the first one, in particular, is particularly poor quality. But this first one is the best to show how dark the kitchen was and what an awful colour the ceiling and walls were painted […]

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