I spent the day in town today.  The main purpose was to take my hair to Disneyland.  I’ve also been working very hard organizing and sorting and purging, so I had my car full of bags for the thrift store. 

After having a delightful lunch and coffee time visit with a friend, I realized that I could catch the next ferry if I hurried.  I made it just in time, and enjoyed seeing a few patches of blue sky during the short ride.

As I toodled down the road a few minutes away from home, I realized in all the errands I ran today, I completely forgot to drop off all the stuff at the thrift store!  Oh, bother…

Some days are just like that.


By nature, I’m a finisher.  When I committed to the 31 Days series, I was determined that I could and would do this.

But, there comes a point when I need to step back and face reality.  Although I have been working on a whole bunch of projects and just downloaded 91 pictures of said projects, I’m just not going to have time to blog about them in the next few days.  So, for the few people who actually stop by here each day (thank you, dear ones!), I’m sorry to let you down, but I’m not going to be able to finish up with posts in the next few days.  I want to take the time to do them well, instead of throwing them together at break neck speed!

I will, however, be back later to show you lots of things.

I’ve been focusing on the Closet Project.   Of course it spiralled into many other projects that turned the house on end…  However, It’s mighty close to being done and I just can’t wait to show you!  I bought myself a can of gold spray paint, and  went a little crazy…

So, thank you for joining me on this little 31 Days of Projects journey.  I’m so glad you stopped by.  You’re welcome to visit anytime!

{Here’s a little sneak peek of what’s to come:}

hello gorgeous sign ps

Now, you’ll have to excuse me.  I have a kazillion bags to unload from the van…

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The leaves are rustling in the wind and the sky is dark and heavy with rain.  Today’s a great day for a roaring fire, some Christmas music, and these:

cookie keeper

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies.

They make the coldest day seem warm…

(You can find the recipe here.)

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Dream Big. Adjust Accordingly. {the closet project}

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One of my goals for this month of projects was to do something about my clothes organization. The  current system was failing miserably, and I needed complete overhaul.  Before I started anything, I headed to my computer for some inspiration and ideas. Hello, Pinterest… I typed in “closet organization” and up popped a myriad of […]

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October 23, 2014

I dug out an old photo album last night.  I was in search of a specific picture, and prayed  it was there.  When I finally laid eyes on it, I cried. It was taken on February 14, 1995.  I didn’t remember it was Valentine’s Day, but I did remember it snowed that day!  Snow is […]

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Sliding Barn Door Tutorial

October 22, 2014

{If you missed yesterday’s post on the Sliding Barn Door, you may want to start there.} First of all, right from the outset, I want to make it very clear that if you make a barn door the method I’m about to explain, it will be heavy.  As in very, very heavy.  As in, “Oh, […]

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Sliding Barn Door in Office

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Ever since we moved into this house, we’ve been perplexed by this strange closet.  Although it has one door on the left, it has a big, gaping hole on the right ~ and it’s all the same closet! I hung a curtain up there to hide the mess, but we’ve been trying to find a […]

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Barn Door Inspiration

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In anticipation of our next big ol’ project reveal, I thought it might be a good idea to start with the inspiration behind it. I’ve been watching for quite a while a big trend of adding sliding barn doors as part of interior decor.  Although I’m not one to jump on the trendy bandwagon for […]

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Sunday Funnies

October 19, 2014

In the spirit of learning and teaching something new, I thought this video was the perfect Sunday Funny: Aren’t they just hilarious? ~ and they aren’t even trying to be!:) Have a Happy Sunday!

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Teach Something {Cooking up Some Fun!}

October 18, 2014

Last week I shared that blogging was my “learn something new” exercise.    Not only do I think learning something new is fun and important, but teaching others can be, too! I had a good friend tell me once that no matter what age or stage of life we’re in, we should be a mentor and […]

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Quick No Sew {Vintage Pillowcase} Curtain

October 17, 2014

I can’t begin to tell you how motivating this 31 Days of Projects series is for me.  I’ve been working like a crazed maniac trying to finish up all kinds of things  I’ve been wanting to do before I need to get back up to the camp kitchen later on this month.  The process of actually doing […]

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