Kitchen Gets a Facelift

When we moved in to our house about a year and a half ago, I thought that the kitchen was the only room that didn’t need painted.  And then I changed my mind.  I realized a few months ago that everything in our kitchen was the same color.  The floors were the same color as…

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Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies

In case you’ve never heard of snickerdoodle cookies, it’s a sugar cookie rolled in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.   They are one of my favorite cookies and I recently found a recipe that puts a yummy spin on them. Behold!  Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies!  For the recipe, head over to Ambitious Kitchen. A few notes: I was…

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Nightstand Before and After

Remember a few months ago I posted about a nightstand my father-in-law bought for me at an auction?  Well, the warm weather finally lined up with my free time long enough for me to get outside and sand it.  Sanding took a few days and afterwards I put on 2 coats of ebony stain and…

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Portland Day Two

Today in Portland, my sister and I went to Washington Park and walked through the Hoyt Arboretum and the Japanese Garden. We are tired.  We decided tomorrow is going to be “relaxation day”, so instead of going out and getting pictures, we’re going to sit in the hot tub.

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Portland Day One

My sister and I arrived in Portland, Oregon today!  Yay!  I am here for a work related conference and neither of us had ever been to Oregon (or any other state in the northwest) before so we were pretty excited.  We are tired from the traveling but we did have some energy to walk around…

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The Greenhouse

Today I went to the greenhouse at the local university. There were so many interesting plants and lots to take pictures of.

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