New Wax Salve

A Review of Wise Owl Wax Salve John and I have been painting furniture for a good eight years now. In those eight years, we have used a multitude of products and settled into a few favorites. Lately, I’ve noticed an increase in a variety of products on the market for furniture detailing. New paints

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Dog Sitting my Grand-Dog

My son and his family have been vacationing in South Carolina- an area about an hour north of Myrtle Beach somewhere around Cherry Grove.  Every time they go on vacation, I have watched their dog, Indiana.   My boys grew up with pets.  I wasn’t allowed to have a pet growing up, so as soon as

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Garden Tour Update

Update on May Garden Projects Blog Last May I wrote a blog on the state of the garden here in the Ohio condo.  If you remember, we had gone through a rough winter and I had lost some roses and other plantings.  Also found out some of the bulbs I planted were not chipmunk safe.

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I find I love a more naturalist form than a heavily designed produced form in many things.  If you come to the house you can easily see I am not a minimalist at all. I love all my bits and pieces and I do tend to fill a room with “stuff” that has meaning for

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Garden Projects for May

Like everyone I know, I have been waiting for Spring.  I am in Ohio, but I have garden blog friends in upstate NY who are also waiting.  One person is planting and storing in a greenhouse. Another blogger, with a beauty of a house and garden, Kevin Jacobs, cleaned out his pool and is waiting

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how to use mirrors in decor

How To Use Mirrors In Decor

I spent most of my winter in Ohio redecorating the inside of the house.  It was too cold for me to be outside and I am unsure of driving in the snow after spending so many winters in Ireland. If you remember, I had to return from Ireland to get my leaking shower redone after

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dark mahogany box

John’s New Venture – Wood Boxes

Hello everyone.  Today I am going to do something a little different.  I want to take this opportunity to announce a new product line for Wood’N’Whimsey. WOOD BY JC. John is in the midst of developing his own line of solid wood boxes.  The boxes are traditional in appearance and traditionally handcrafted using tried and

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