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    Happy List: #330

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m so glad you made time in your day to be here. This week on the blog I shared the pantry organization tricks that work for us. Will they work for you? I don’t know. Organization is a “choose your own adventure” sort of thing. I also shared the sweet 2×4 hearts we made for Valentine’s Day. I’m a big fan of projects that use what we already have and let me tell you, we have a lot of wood scraps. Once again, thank you for being here. Don’t be a stranger. We like talking to you! If you want to connect with…

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    Happy List: #329

    Hi! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m absolutely delighted that you are here and hope this will be just one of many bright spots in your week. This week on the blog I shared a silly and fun craft, a Valentine’s Day Terracotta Gnome. I also shared a gross to gorgeous pantry cabinet transformation. By the way, I live in fear of misspelling pantry. Take out the “r” and that’s a whole different situation. If you’re new here, I’ll let you in on a not-so-secret secret. We like talking to you! If you want to connect with us or ask a question, you can always comment on this blog…

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    Happy List: #328

    Hello! Welcome to the first Happy List of 2024. I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog I shared a round up of podcast episodes I think are worth your time. These are the podcasts that I can’t stop thinking about. They were that good. Since everyone uses January to get organized, I also shared how I recently organized my chest freezer. I used to think of it as a frozen pit of despair because it was so hard to find things in there. It has been several months with my new system and now think of my freezer with much more affection. If you’re new here, I’ll let…

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    Happy List: #327

    Hello! Welcome to the last Happy List of 2023. I’m glad you’re here. This week on the blog we took a tour through history and discovered that our house was built before Christmas trees were a tradition in the United States. That tidbit blew my mind. I also got a little contemplative and shared some thoughts I’ve had about this season. As always, thank you for reading this blog. I cannot emphasize enough how happy it makes us to share this space on the internet with you. If you like what you read here and want to give us a gift this Christmas, please share the blog or one of…

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    Happy List: #326

    Hello! Welcome to today’s Happy List. I’m thrilled to have you join this party. And by party I mean a brief respite from the demands of the world. We all need that from time to time, don’t we? This week on the blog I shared 10 handmade gift ideas that I’ve made in the past. If I love something, I figure someone else will too! I also shared how Christmas in our music room looks this year. I’m extra thankful this time of year that my parents always found a way to pay for my piano lessons and endured my whining about practicing. As always, thank you for reading this…

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    Happy List: #325

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I am thrilled that you’ve joined us. Also, happy first day of Hanukkah for those celebrating! This week on the blog was all about the Christmas reveals. I showed how I decorated our dining room fireplace using origami trees. That’s my favorite one to decorate. I also shared how I decorated our Christmas tree this year using ornaments that I made. I love how it turned out. As always, thank you for reading this blog. It makes us so happy to share this space on the internet with you. If you want to share the blog or an idea we post on social…

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    Happy List: #324

    Hello! Welcome to the Happy List. I’m so glad you’re here. I don’t want to alarm you if you haven’t checked the date but it is December 1. Finally! It’s actually felt like December for a few weeks now. I’ve been checking the calendar for days now thinking it’s already December since the internet seems to have moved on to the Christmas but I was wrong every time. This week was all about ornaments on the blog. It’s the best time of year to be crafty! I shared my origami tree ornaments with the cutest wood star topper. I also shared the mini wood tree ornaments that I customized with…

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    Happy List: #323

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m so glad you could join me here. This week on the blog I shared gift ideas for anyone who loves to play chess. Chess is, for whatever reason, really popular with the middle school crowd right now. I also shared a blog post from the archive about a crafting fail of mine. I think this story is more of a comedy than a tragedy though and if you need a laugh, I hope you’ll read it. I say it every week and mean it. Thank you for reading this blog. It makes our day. If you want to share the blog or…

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    Happy List: #322

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m so glad you are here. This week on the blog I did a deep dive into the advent calendars that caught my eye this year. There’s really something for everyone these days…even your cat. I also shared pictures of how my home is looking all decorated for fall. I know the internet has moved ahead to Christmas already but I’m not quite there yet. We are so thankful to you for reading this blog. It makes our day. If you want to share the blog or an idea we post on social media, we would be very grateful. We also love talking…

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    Happy List: #321

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List. I’m thrilled you’ve joined me here. This week on the blog we made the transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving. First, I addressed the issue of whether or not our house was haunted. Second, I shared how to make turkey art out of denim jeans. It’s not as weird as it sounds. We are so thankful to you for reading this blog. It makes our day. If you want to share the blog or an idea we post on social media, we would be very grateful. We also love talking to you. If you want to connect with us or ask a question, you…