Archive - August 2010

Refinish Old Dresser Project

My in-laws were so kind and loaned my husband and I a dresser when our baby was born. We were in need of furniture for cheap. The only problem about this wonderful dresser was that it was dark blue with red knobs and we were having a...

A Clean Dog makes a Happy Owner

How could you not love this dog? Big eyes, cute ears, and a fluffy curly tail; what’s not to love?….Well sometimes she acts like a dog. That means that there are times when she thinks it is a good idea to roll around in new...

Potty Training the Stubborn

Potty training is just one of those things you have to do as a parent, and after the first two children I decided it wasn’t worth attempting until the child was ready (around three for my kids).  This has led to some large diaper...

Update on Resolutions

Cath says I must update on my resolution to eat and live healthier. So let me tell you how my husband has done first. He has done incredibly well. He has not had a single treat for 5 weeks, not even a smidgen of a treat, not even a hint of...

Bargain Wreath Ideas

This weekend I went to a local humanitarian-fundraiser/garage-sale for charity and found a large, red, grapevine wreath for 50¢.  It’s was in pretty good condition and didn’t have any floral monstrosity glue-gunned to it so I...

Rewards…

I admit to being a person who likes instant rewards. I am a sucker for the “save now” coupons at the grocery store and the “instant rebates” at Costco, but don’t ask me to mail in a UPC code…it just...

Yard Of My Dreams

I’ve been working really hard in the yard lately.  Here’s the latest picture. Oh wait…My bad. This is The Gardens at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. So it isn’t really my yard, at least not yet.  But I’m...

Floor Fun

I love the look of hardwood floors, particularly wide plank, somewhat rustic, wipe-up-and-you-know-it’s-clean hardwood floors. The Sport Addict, loves carpet; soft, plush, fluffy-enough-who-needs-couches, wall-to-wall carpet. I know...

Metal Detectors

I don’t get a lot of visitors in the Ghetto. It seems no one wants to risk life and limb to come visit me and the spastic dog I keep.  Yes, now and again we’ll have some tag-alongs.  Once in a while we’ll even have a...