Thoughts on Balance

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Life has been a bit crazy.  A bit hectic.  A bit frustrating even.

I feel like the house is always a mess.  I feel like I am never caught up and the refrigerator is empty of anything decent at all times.

The world of blogging creates this image that everything is “just so”.  I never want to create the impression that there aren’t days, and by days I mean many, that the laundry is piled up, the floors are filled with muddy paw prints and that the office is covered in glitter.  Right now, the entire office is covered in glitter.

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Making Maple Syrup – Tapping The Trees

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It is hard to believe that we are already in our second season of making our Finding Home maple syrup.  Last week, the time finally came to tap the trees.  The season is pretty late, by about two weeks, because the weather has just been so cold.  We … [Continue reading...]

Painted Canvas: Mod Podge Photo Transfer

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Since so many of us our facing cold and snowy weather, I thought I might share one of my favorite projects from the past that are perfect for a day at home... Our place, as a family – is Long Beach Island in NJ.  There is just something about being … [Continue reading...]

Desk Organization with Lucite Trays

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  Truth time.  I have been feeling quite overwhelmed lately. I have several long to-do lists in multiple areas of work and life that it has almost left me paralyzed.   Which leads to feeling more overwhelmed because I am getting nothing … [Continue reading...]

A Valentine Message

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  Not much has changed here in the Northeast. It is still really cold. There is still a lot of snow on the ground. But, we can just make out the slightest aroma of sugaring season on the horizon.  A little bit of sun each day gives … [Continue reading...]

Repurposed Galvanized Side Table

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  I have been wanting to replace the side table in our family room for a while now.   It was slowly starting to warp and the planks were separating, so it was time for a change.  I kept looking through catalogs and seeing what was out there.  … [Continue reading...]

The Business Diaries – The Dump Truck Edition

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  Welcome to the first edition of the Business Diaries where I will be sharing what is happening in getting our maple sugaring and home decor business going. So, this is a little bit of a different topic, but we bought a dump truck. Yup. A … [Continue reading...]

Dear Valentine’s Day Projects,

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(DIY Valentine's Day Wax Seal) Dear Valentine's Day Projects, There was a time when a whole day would be dedicated to you.  My girls would put together cards for all their classmates while I worked on a new project.  Remember that year when we … [Continue reading...]