I Heart Handcrafted

homemade bread

The older I get….join me at (in)courage to find out what happens as I age. And I actually made that bread.  With my own hands.  And flour and yeast and an oven and junk.  I’m using a book called Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day {my sweet long time friend told me about it} […]

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National {not really} Take A Risk Day


“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Andre Gide We don’t risk because it’s easy or normal or natural, we risk because of hope. Hope comes in all sorts of packages and I can’t wait to see what you’ve done in your home or otherwise~the good, […]

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Some Etsy Favorites

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Fur Chair :: No Sew Reupholstery

fur chair

The fur covered chair did not come about because I sat around thinking “oh if only I had my own fur chair”.  Oh no.  All I was thinking was “oh if only I had a chair for that corner, not too expensive, not too big, not too much trouble”.  I knew I had an old […]

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Decorating Truths from Erma Bombeck

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I’ve been thinking about house cleaning lately, it’s really never ending.  You could rationalize constantly cleaning and always find more to do.  And a clean house really is the sister to a pretty house. Here’s what Erma has to say about it: “ Housework, if you do it right, will kill you. No one ever […]

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Take A Risk Day

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Lately we’ve been talking about allowing ourselves to take risks in our home.  On some levels, they aren’t really even risks, I mean, how risky is it to paint a wall the wrong color?  You only lose $25, two and a half hours and you learn what color doesn’t work.  And if it does work? […]

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