DIY Spray Painted Console Table: How to Update Furniture with Spray Paint


A little paint and elbow grease is an inexpensive way to change something that doesn’t fit with the decor of your home and seems dated into something that looks like it was MADE for your house. Last week I posted on how to strip polyurethane coating off of a console table. The poly coat was THICK, but came […]

July 31, 2014

Don’t Let Your TO DO List Steal Your JOY This Week

I'm a Work in Progresss, Practice Gratitude

One morning last week, I got up early to water our new sod before the daily MN gale force winds began – which blow water away, watering the everything EXCEPT our grass. Waking to the promise of being sprayed in the face by a sprinkler is not my favorite. I may be sprinkler-challenged. Wet and disgruntled, I came back inside. I began surveying […]

July 28, 2014

DIY Painted Console Table: How to Strip Furniture and Prep for Paint


Years ago, we were given an older console table. At first, I wanted to replace the worn out hardware because the color matched our old house. But, due to age, the table had faded around the hardware, making it making it almost impossible replace without a visible shadow of the old. We recently moved, and the color no […]

July 24, 2014

When Your Child is Bullied…Emotions Run Wild


I am proud of my son. We recently went to a park with friends where a child smaller than him decided that every time he touched one of those big metal, lever-operated sand diggers, that she was going to pry his little fingers off of it. She wasn’t using it beforehand, waiting in line, or […]

July 21, 2014

DO These 10 Things When Your Child is Diagnosed With A Food Allergy


We discovered our son’s peanut and cashew allergies at 15 months through allergy testing. He was tested for allergies because after we switched him to dairy at a year, he became ill, and lost weight. We switched to rice milk and were sent to a nutritionist. Along with increasing intake of beans, lentils and meats, […]

July 17, 2014