A Tricky Bathroom Reno

If you have been following my blog , you will remember I have been working on upgrading my house for a good few years now. You can see some of what we have done on the blog at the home tour section. My last big reno was the master bath. I had an old walk-in

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Wild Atlantic Way Part II

I told you about my trip up the Atlantic coast of Ireland from Cork to Bantry Bay. Today I’ll share with you the second part of our trip. The next day we drove from there through Kerry. First, we drove to Kilarney and then to the Dingle Penisula Hey guys, I would like to take

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Treadle Sewing Machine Delights

Hi everyone! I finally have the new workshop up and running, but before I start on any new projects, I want to review my in house inventory. I am amazed to find so many treadle machine parts, furniture, and pieces John redesigned in the cupboards. A Tale of Three Tables Today I am doing a

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Trip Wild Atlantic Way- Cork & Bantry Bay

If you are thinking of going on vacation to Ireland ever, I have a trip for you. Called the Wild Atlantic Way. Even though John has passed and I no longer take these trips, I can share with you the trips I did take in my twelve years living in Ireland. One was a trip

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Time to Replace House Windows

My home was built about 23 years ago. For the past five years, I have been upgrading both inside and out. First, we changed an outside porch and converted it to a three-season room. New paint in the upper level, new carpets throughout, new HVAC, hot water heaters. Two years ago, I upgraded the kitchen,

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Collectible Vintage Stiffel Lamps

When I first got married and went to work, we saved money to buy our first home. We had just transferred to Ohio after moving from New York to New Mexico and then to California. By then, we were both ready to settle and stop living out of the cars. We rented a twinplex in

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The Reasons for A New Blog Relaunch

I’m afraid 2019 has not been a good year for me and mine. I kept getting what I called wandering tendonitis, which kept me from activities I usually enjoy. Then a lung illness Illness struck me. After multiple tests, waiting periods, and a lung CT, the doctor finally diagnosed me with autoimmune disease- as a

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What a Difference a Rug Makes

I have been in the process of upgrading or redoing my living room for a couple of years now. It’s probably a good thing I have taken my time as I find my tastes change over time, and I do need to keep control of my finances. I usually put aside the monies for a

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Clontarf Castle Dublin

When I first went to Ireland many years ago in search for my grandmother. I’ll tell you that story sometime. Anyway, I met a lovely family on line who wanted to help me search the main records for her and they invited me over for a week. The woman was named Sharon and she took

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blue refurbished singer desk

Clean Out of Old Treadles Machine Parts N Pieces

Remember I told you guys I was planning some changes for the new year? I’m sorry to be so cryptic here but I am planning on a new website and name and a different focus in the future, and am stuck into the middle of getting a new workshop ready. As part of that process,

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Merry Christmas..The Last Blog

Well, how exhausted are you guys? I am not hosting the family this year. My son has taken on that task so one big job I do not have to deal with this year. I have all my shopping done; ordered at least. I used the internet for most of my shopping this year. One

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My Woodlands Tree

I did complete my Woodland Wonderland Tree. I was inspired by Michael from Inspired Charms https://inspiredbycharm.com/ See how that worked! LOL Anyway. He had a gorgeous tree with white lights and just chock full of decorations. I have watched him for a few years now and love his entertaining and decor posts. He recently moved

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