McResidence

Another Day Off

January 21, 2014

Let me start by promising I won’t mention our water situation today. You’re welcome! Instead, I thought we might discuss the SNOW situation. Y’all. My boys have been to school for a total of three days since December 19th, and one of those days was a two-hour delay. (Not that I’m complaining, because I have […]

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My Mudroom Is Finished!

January 6, 2014

There is always a project in progress up in here. For instance, we are in the planning stages of a new back deck. Not because we want a larger one, or a better one, rather, because the boards are rotting and I am fearful that one of us will end up in the back yard […]

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Falling Into Christmas

December 2, 2013

Last time we spoke, I was scurrying around preparing for Thanksgiving. Truthfully, I was scurrying around getting cabinets cleaned out because now that I have a fancy new wall-unit in my mud-room, I have plenty-o-space to store all of my serving dishes and serving baskets, which is fabulous because yay for LOTS OF EXTRA SPACE! […]

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Designing My Mudroom

October 20, 2013

For more than a year, McDaddy and I have been making plans to turn our fifth bedroom into a mudroom. The room is off of the garage, but when we moved into our home, there was no door connecting the room to the garage because apparently the people who owned the house before us were crazy […]

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Decorating For Fall

October 9, 2013

It’s hard to welcome Fall with open arms when it’s 90-some degrees every other day. I am waiting patiently to cook up a crock-pot of chili or a big ol bucket of vegetable soup on a cold, crisp day. Although I’ve been burning Pumpkin Cupcake and Pumpkin Pecan Waffle candles for more than a month, it has taken me a […]

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Decorating My Bathroom

August 7, 2013

As much time as I spend on Pinterest looking at decorating tips, I should have a degree in interior design by now. If I had my way, I’d have one of the decorators from my favorite Amish shop make a little visit here to help me get this place in order. When we redecorated our […]

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What I Learned This Week

June 10, 2013

I spent most of the day in the bathroom. Don’t you just love a blog post that starts off like that? Before you gag, I suppose I should clarify that I spent most of the day in the bathroom cleaning. My stupid bladder has decided to go and show itself, and if you’ve never had a […]

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Primed. And Ready.

September 7, 2012

Well, the last time I checked in here my head was full of snot. My head is a lot better, but the runny nose just keeps hanging on. And now, on top of the runny nose and snot, I am high on paint fumes. We are smack-dab in the middle of a room remodel. Basically, […]

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A Little Sit-uation

November 2, 2010

If you’re a regular visitor ’round these parts, you know that I spent about four weeks of my life shopping for living room furniture. I shopped frantically and often. I went a little crazier crazy. We purchased our previous furniture immediately after moving into our home eight years ago. When I first saw it on the […]

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A Man And His Hoe

October 28, 2010

McDaddy decided some time ago that we needed to do something about the parking situation at our house. We have a garage at the bottom of a sloped driveway, and a single parking place in front of our house beside the road. That means any time one of us happens to be going out, we might have to move vehicles […]

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