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    Happy List: #262

    Hello! Welcome to the first Happy List of July! This week on the blog I shared a 4th of July craft. I made a cross-stitch American flag on a grain sifter as one does. It’s not the first thing I’ve made with that grain sifter. It probably won’t be the last. Send me your ideas on what I should make next! I also shared a very niche idea on how to hide cords on a standing desk. For all you work-from-home people, this post was for you. I think this idea would be adaptable even to a normal, stationary desk too. As always, thank you in advance for reading today’s…

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    Happy List: #261

    Hi! Hello! Welcome to today’s Happy List. I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog I shared some festive 4th of July ideas from the archives. I’ll have a new 4th of July idea to share with you next week. I’m excited it worked out…I never know with some of my ideas. Ha! I also shared how the chainlink fence I painted a year ago is holding up. This is one of the projects where I wanted to see if it actually stood the test of time before I wrote about it. Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good vibes our…

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    Happy List: #260

    Hello! Welcome to today’s Happy List. I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog we celebrated 3 years of living in this Colonial Farmhouse. We’ve actually been in New Jersey for almost 4 years now. That’s getting close to a record for us! I also shared photos of our new flagstone path and our experience with setting flagstones directly on the ground. If nothing else, you can come here to learn from our DIY experiences – the good and the bad! Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good vibes our way, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. This is my happy…

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    Happy List: #259

    Hi! Welcome to the Happy List! I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s recap this week on the blog!  I shared the magical feeling the new string lights on our deck are giving us. I also asked for your advice on how to become a night owl. Ha! I also shared some reusable shopping bags that gave me a chuckle. Does your state have a plastic bag ban? Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good vibes our way, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. This is my happy place and your support helps keep this blog running. I appreciate you. Here’s the Happy…

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    Happy List: #258

    Hello! Welcome to the Happy List. I’m glad you’re here! This week on the blog I shared an indoor project and an outdoor project. First, I discovered the key to decorating with kid art…unless it is glitter art. If it’s glitter art I can’t help you. You can’t even look at glitter without it multiplying. I also shared what’s going on with our two driveways. I’ll do the hard eye roll for you at how “extra” that two driveways sentence sounded. It’s not as extra in person as it sounds. I’d describe it as quirky. Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good…

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    Happy List: #257

    Hi! Welcome to the Happy List! I’ll be your captain for today’s adventure! Don’t worry. I’ve done this 257 times and have it on good authority that this will be smooth sailing reading. This week on the blog I shared the progress we’ve been making on restoring our Carriage House. It’s slow progress, but any forward momentum is worth celebrating. I also shared some personal reflections on this season of life that I’m in now and what that means to me. Cue all the feelings! Thank you in advance for reading today’s blog post, sharing things you like, sending good vibes our way, and even engaging with us on Instagram or Facebook. It…

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    Happy List: #256

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I hope you’ve had a fantastic week. It was a fun week on the blog. I shared what we do for family fun…make our kids look at old houses. They tolerate this activity if we promise them a stop at the arcade. It’s well worth the $20 we waste so that they can “win” 50 cents worth of candy. Arcades are just the children’s version of a casino. But, seriously. If you haven’t been to Salem, Massachusetts, it makes for a great day trip. On Wednesday the fun continued with a blog post all about us moving 10 yards of mulch. Kidding. I…

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    Happy List: #255

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. It has felt like an extra heavy week in the world and the U.S. and my aim is to keep today’s post light and bright. I hope that works for you because I need a mental health break and this is it! I don’t often reference past Happy Lists, but I’m making an exception today. I made the Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette from A Pinch of Yum that was mentioned in last week’s Happy List and it was delicious! I could eat that every day as a meal. I did half brown rice and half quinoa because I didn’t have much…

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    Happy List: #254

    Hello! Welcome to the last Happy List of April! Time flies, my friends. This week on the blog we celebrated Handy Husband’s birthday and we discussed our junk drawer situation or lack thereof. So, a typical week on the blog. Ha! If you’ve been sprucing up the outside of your house as we have been lately, we’d love to see what you’ve been working on. Maybe we can inspire each other! A friendly reminder, if you see something you enjoy here, please share it with your friends. Eyeballs on website pages or on Instagram or Facebook help keep this blog trucking along. Thank you! Now, here’s the Happy List! MIRROR, MIRROR I…

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    Happy List: #253

    Hello! Welcome to the Happy List. Happy Good Friday and Easter to those of you who celebrate those occasions! This week on the blog I shared how to make wood-burned dice. I hope you give that project a try someday. I also mused on the blog about why small projects feel so large prior to starting them. My brain really messes me up on that one! As a friendly but slightly awkward reminder, if you see something you enjoy here or on Instagram or Facebook, please share it, save it, like it, or even send a good thought into the universe. It really helps out! Now, here’s the Happy List! MADE ME…