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Uncle Jim and Santa, Free Printable Vintage Photo

Several years ago when my grandmother passed, my dad gave me a box of old framed photos that had been in her collection.  My grandfather was still living, but was being moved into a smaller assisted living facility and was ready to downsize again. Inside the box was a treasure of family history, including my […] Read more…

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What Christmas Means to Me

Confession–I am feeling very overwhelmed.  These past few weeks have flown by at breakneck speed, and I have found myself 11 days away from Christmas with so many holiday “chores” left to do. I have teacher gifts to get, family presents to mail, Christmas cards to address and send out, gingerbread cookies to make, Nutcracker […] Read more…

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Race Results & Lessons Learned

Before, we get started, if you haven’t entered the Lemony Stitch Christmas Banner Giveaway, be sure to click here to enter!  The giveaway runs through the end of this weekend only! I finished!   This past weekend was the St. Jude Memphis Marathon, which I had been training for since July.  It was my second […] Read more…

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1st Friday Etsy Shop Feature & Giveaway

Welcome to another 1st Friday Feature Day! Have you ever shopped on Etsy?  It is a fantastic place!  I love the convenience of hunting online for certain unique and creative items, and Etsy is full of them!  Etsy shops are limited to selling items that fall into one of three categories:  handmade, vintage, or craft supplies. […] Read more…

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Antique Company Mall Vintage Christmas Tour

Christmas is in full swing up at my mall.  I helped work the register last Saturday (the day after Black Friday) and it was CRAZY!  Everything Christmas was flying out the door. Side note–if you are a mall dealer and haven’t gotten your Christmas things up in your booth yet, you are late! I love […] Read more…

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Free Printable Noel Banner & How-to

Hello everybody!  I had a nice week away from blog-land.  Thank you for being patient and for sticking with me through a week or rest. How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? Our family of 5 (6 counting the dog) packed up and headed to my in-laws to celebrate.   Aren’t we a lovely bunch?  In case you […] Read more…

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French Provincial Chest Makeover #2

So I shared with you a few days ago some furniture prep and cleaning tips, and gave you a peek at my new makeover project: I came across this gorgeous french provincial bedroom set this summer while responding to an ad on Craigslist for a cast iron bed. The lady who was selling the bed […] Read more…

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How To | Prepping Dirty Furniture for Chalk Paint

I have a new french provincial bedroom set I have started working on this week.  Structure-wise, this set is in fantastic shape.  It is solid wood and about as structurally sound as a piece of furniture can get. Cosmetically though, it is somewhat of a nightmare. One of the great pros of chalk paint people […] Read more…

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New Online Store!

I have been working hard these past few days to get a new online storefront up for Lost & Found. I’m excited to share that the shop is up and running! It still needs a little work and I am in the process of adding more items, but the basics are there. I put the […] Read more…

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