Friday, April 12, 2013

Featured Art



Kiera's Masterpiece - Age 5
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Beautiful Front Walkways

I am on a quest to make an entry walkway from the driveway to the front door (truly so no one breaks a leg tripping over one of the bikes on the porch but shhh...).  I certainly don't want to increase the taxes on my house so concrete is out.  Eight residents also means trippers (pavers, throwing discuses) are out of the questions as well. I am thinking about a  gravel walkway.  Here are some photos of styles I am leaning toward.  What are your thoughts?



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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Amazing Concrete Floor Treatments

1.  We have a new puppy in the house.
2.  Our house is home to six kids, two grown ups, three cats (two outside) and seven, yes seven, dogs (five are outside and most are available for adoption, hint, hint, hint).
3.  This house was a rental for about fifteen years, we rented it for two years and then we purchased the home.
4.  The whole house padded indoor/outdoor carpet that has the special skill of snagging and getting sucked up in the vacuum brush roller, followed by cursing and surgery on the vacuum....

I want new flooring!!! I need new flooring!!! Our budget most certainly will not allow hardwood flooring, carpeting or even vinyl so I am considering treating the concrete slab under the carpet.  There are so many creative people out there.  I have seen, stained concrete, painted, concrete, paper bags glued to the concrete and then polyed over, so many ideas!! (Eeeek)

Here are a few of these great ideas I have run across on the web, what is your favorite treatment?

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What do you think?

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70 Percent of Easter Items at Select Target Stores


Heads up bargain hunters, readers say Target has now put Easter clearance to 70% off.  Check your local stores to verify the clearance percentage.  



I always scan each and every item at a self serve price checker to verify prices before I go to the register, some items actually ring up for less that the 70% off.  Happy Bargaining!  


I already stocked up on Monday at our CVS store (50% off) so there will be NO MORE CANDY IN THIS HOUSE.  For the time being that is...

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