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Second Printing in the Works!

September 10, 2019 1 min read

Here's the reason that I've been a little quiet around here of late.

I'm super excited to let you know that I'm doing a 2nd printing of my book, A Very Special Christmas Story.

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How to Update an Old Dresser

April 18, 2019 3 min read

Do you have an old dresser that needs to be brought to life again? If so, then this blog post is just for you.

In case you've forgotten or weren't aware, I'm a FAT Paint retailer. I've really fallen behind in sharing paint projects and all their beautiful paint colours with you.
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Build Your Own Wall Mounted Coat Rack

April 10, 2019 2 min read

Let's get building!

I have a very simple DIY project to share with you today.
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Simple Rustic Faux Fireplace

April 08, 2019 5 min read

I've been pinning rustic wood fireplaces trying to find inspiration for my next "faux fireplace". I wanted or actually needed to build one for my basement rec room.
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I just wrote and published my first book!

November 08, 2018 2 min read 1 Comment


You heard me correctly.

And yes, it's just a children's book.

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Building a Faux Fireplace

September 13, 2018 3 min read

I was scrolling through some old posts and realized that last year sometime I hinted at sharing details with you on building a faux fireplace...and...I still haven't done this. This is a long time coming as I built my second faux fireplace at the end of 2016.

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New Signs Coming Shortly

April 27, 2016 1 min read

It's a little hard to work in the shop during tax season since there's only 24 hours in a day...and most of those hours are spent in the office. I have been trying to spend my dinner and supper breaks in there in hopes that I can slowly get some stuff done.

It definitely takes longer, but slowly and surely some things are happening.

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Growth Chart Information

January 22, 2015 1 min read

I did a post on growth charts a year or two ago and thought I would do an update on it.
The growth chart(s) available from my online shop generally measure
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Building a "Faux" Fireplace

September 26, 2012 5 min read

Last week Iblogged about some “PINS” which I pinned onPinterest and have been dreaming and scheming about ever since. 
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Journal Reflections

June 21, 2012 2 min read

Today I want to walk you through the process of making a very simple journal from scratch.  I didn’t get pictures of all the steps, so I’ll try and keep it basic.
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"I'll Have a Long Beard by the Time I Read Them"

June 18, 2012 3 min read

I know, I know.  I won’t really have a long beard, but I love the saying for my library area!
I’ve been looking for some sort of saying for my library for a long
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Mailbox Upcycle

June 15, 2012 2 min read

This is going to be another fairly low key post…not many words…so please bear with me!
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Pinterest Inspired Pallet Art

March 12, 2012 4 min read

I don’t know how many of you have heard of Pinterest, but it’s a virtual pinboard…sort of think of it like a scrapbook with all your clippings and cutouts from magazines and newspapers.  
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The Big Switch to WordPress

January 14, 2012 1 min read

Hey, just a quick shout out to all you blog readers that I have finally made the huge monstrosus (I had to make up that word to somehow
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