Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

This book came onto my radar thanks to reading www.71toes.com  Actually, I think it might have also have been mentioned on another blog I read too, and so with that sort of serendipity, I added it to my reading list: A tree grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith. Despite not really being a reprieve from …
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The world in stamps

Pinterest be damned – so many good ideas.  And this Easter was the weekend to make the excess stamps from my childhood collection, and poster I’d bought for this almost a year ago, a thing of great beauty!  I shared my pinspiration photo in my long weekend to do list post, and now for the …
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Under the sink contact

A while ago I saw book contact, in the checkerboard pattern. I thought it was so cool – and I’m not sure if it was the chicken or the egg, but I also wanted to protect the base of my under sink cupboard, which occasionally get soaked when I forget I’ve been draining the Bokashi. …
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Re-siliconing the bathroom

I mentioned in my Easter weekend to do list that I wanted to replace the yellowing silicon around my bathroom.  I actually did around the bath back in July when I got it resurfaced.  But all the other silicone joints were yellow and dirty looking.  I did not like that I noticed the yellowing silicone …
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Long Weekend: The DONE list!

On the Wednesday before the Easter long weekend, I shared my long weekend to do list with y’all.  Now for the summary round up. I’ll first confess to my sins (oh so Easter relevant!) – I’m known to add things to a to do list, just to strike them off… So some of those chores… …
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Book Review: Grotesque

Tuesday has become (book) review day, it seems.  Although, if I slow down with the reading, or don’t complete a book in time, it may soon become a movie review post too – so I hope you’re happy to come along for the ride!  Oh, and I feel the need to preface this book review …
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12 in 2 list – a time and money plan!

I’ve decided if I’m every going to get this list done, I need a plan – to save the money, but also to DO the things I’ve listed.  Two on going task (bible reading and half marathon running) are both currently in practice.  As for the other 10, I’ll list them in chronological order.  Sadly …
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Goals Updates – March

To see the start of this series, click here, and then there’s Jan Update and Feb Update.  My weeks are based on Monday through to Sunday.  But where a week ends mid week, I do funny things as you’ll see below! Financial $20k target by 22 Dec – on target with planned contribution of $165 per week. …
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Love for the loft home

This is adapted from a comment I made a long while ago on An Exacting Life’s blog. Yes to the following traits: To be renovated from industrial or commercial space – TICK was once a technical school, and there’s all sorts of weird ceiling levels cause of it To give the illusion it’s funky and real, and hasn’t always …
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Long weekend’s to do list

Yay for Easter.  Un-yay for my parents and BF both being out of town.  Alas, the devil makes work for idle hands, and that’s the last thing we want on an Easter weekend.  So I’m forward planning some activities (and, to beef things up, I have listed all the other things I’d like to get …
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