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Backgarden Feeder| Squirrel Update

For those who have followed me over the years in my many manifestations. I wrote about a Fox Squirrel- a new entity for me, in our garden a few years ago, SEE HERE. The fox squirrel is the largest in North America. They average 20 -30 inches long and weigh about 1 to 3 pounds.

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How to add art to a wall with slanted or uneven ceilings

My condo roofline is deeply pitched to allow for a central cathedral ceiling. It was built in the 1980s when the great room-open plan interior thrived. From the front door, you enter a large open rectangular room with a high A -shape-pitched ceiling. The foyer is at one end of the great room with a

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Living room Christmas decorations

After a couple of years of holiday blahs, I decided to decorate the house for Christmas. In the last post, I shared my updated dining room decor with Christmas decor. Today I am sharing the sitting room. I use an artificial tree now and have used this white light tree in the living room for

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christmas buffet

decorating the dining room for Christmas

Today I want to share with you my dining room Christmas decorations excursion. I rarely decorated the dining room because I needed all the space to serve family dinners. I no longer cook big family dinners; instead, I go to my kids’ houses. This year I chose to upgrade the dining table decor and decorate

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getting drapes for winter

Today we hung drapes in the sitting room. You know I downsized to a condo if you have followed me over the years. We used to live six months in Ireland in a carriage house and then a Granny flat; and six months in Ohio. I now live here in Ohio permanently. I usually tried

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thinking Christmas decor

I have always scorned starting Christmas decorations early, i.e., before Thanksgiving. I realize I was wrong about that. In the past, I thought about looking for inspiration after Thanksgiving and found that if I needed to buy anything for the decor plan. I never got in it on time, or it was out of stock

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common problems with refrigerators

When I upgraded the kitchen about four years ago, I got all-new stainless steel appliances to replace the dated gold set. I purchased a bundle of three- a dishwasher, stove & refrigerator. Appliance stores commonly offer the bundle as a unique pricing gimmick. It is typically cheaper than buying separate appliances. I now believe that

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My Bird Feeder/ Fox Squirrel

Today I added some more sunflower bits to the bird feeder on the deck. Yesterday I got a bunch of birds- a lot more than in the past few weeks. Perhaps the cooler weather may have bought them out. There was a woodpecker, the usual finches- house, red, and yellow. A few chickadees and a

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A Tour of the Foyer – Antiques

I have always loved and collected antiques. You will likely find at least one antique in every room. In my current home, I mix my passion for antiques with a love of European country decor to achieve what I hope is a warm, comfortable style. It is definitely not a minimalistic style, and I realize

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My Quaker Oats Cookies

Just a quick note to share with my adaptation on the Quaker Oat Oatmeal-Raisin cookie that’s been around forever. I made these for my kids for Christmas-not a traditional Christmas cookie. Everyone in the house loved them, and I never did a lot of baking, so they always asked at Christmas time when I was

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Project To-Do List Part Two

I posted about my recent project list the other day but only talked about the garden. SEE HERE. Today I want to share my house to-do list. I don’t know about you,, but I am a list person. I tend to make a list at one time and then update that list as I get

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