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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…

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    Happy List: #252

    Hello! Welcome to the Happy List. I hope you’ve had a terrific week. I also hope that reading this list every week is the teeny tiniest of bright spots for you! This week on the blog was unofficial Easter craft week. I shared the Easter Egg Embroidered Napkins that I made and the Wood-Burned Easter Eggs I created. If you’ve been trying new things as I have been lately, I’d love to see what you’ve created. 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…

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    Happy List: #251

    Happy April Fool’s Day! Welcome to the Happy List! I hope the last week of March treated you well. This week on the blog I shared a round-up of brooms that will look good in anyone’s broom closet. I also shared the hacks I used to make sink skirts since I don’t use a sewing machine. When I’m not here on the blog I usually share a daily project or idea on Instagram and Facebook stories. I’d love it if you joined me there and please tell your friends too! Here’s the Happy List! PAPER ARTIST Artist Lisa Lloyd uses strips of paper to create the most amazing art of birds in motion. See…

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    Happy List: #250

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List! This week on the blog I shared an update to our teen’s room. The green wall sconce is my favorite addition to that space. I also shared the way I use a cake stand to keep our bathroom organized. Yes, I wrote bathroom and cake stand in one sentence. Nothing is sacred here. When I’m not here on the blog I usually share a daily project or idea on Instagram and Facebook stories. I’d love it if you joined me there and please tell your friends too! Eyeballs on pages legit helps this blog keep going! Here’s the Happy List! PRETTY IN PINK My goodness, this is…

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    Happy List: #249

    Hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List! I hope you had a delightful St. Patrick’s Day! We ate green pasta with pesto, green beans, green jello, and had green punch for dinner that night. Sense a theme? Ha! This week on the blog I shared our wood deacon’s bench makeover. I also shared some common folklore from Ireland’s past to get us in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day. When I’m not hanging out on the blog I usually find time to share a project or idea on Instagram and Facebook stories. I’d love it if you joined me there and please tell your friends too! That really helps this blog keep going! Here’s…

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    Happy List: #248

    Hi! Welcome to the Happy List. How’s everyone managing these days? If you need a listening ear, you can always message me here. I probably won’t have any answers, but I can send you a virtual hug. This week on the blog I shared a staircase makeover and some random things I’m enjoying now. When I’m not hanging out on the blog I usually find time to share a project or idea on Instagram and Facebook stories. I’d love it if you joined me there and please tell your friends too! That really helps this blog keep going! Here’s the Happy List! PEP TALK If you could use a pep talk from a kindergartener,…

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    Happy List: #247

    Hello, hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List! The world feels HEAVY right now, so I’m going to keep things light. This week on the blog I shared our 2022 House Project Goals. Nothing like a little goal-setting to keep things light on the blog. Ha! I also shared how I’ve been utterly charmed by a woven basket plant stand. I don’t try to explain these things…I just go with the flow at this point in my life. When I’m not hanging out on the blog I usually find time to share a project or idea on Instagram and Facebook stories. I’d love it if you joined me there and please tell your friends…