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Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 2: Tips for Acrylic Liquid Pour

If you caught the first part of the Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series, welcome back. If you missed it, check out Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 1: Getting Started. Whether you are just getting started with Acrylic Paint Liquid Pouring or have been experimenting with the medium for a while, there is always something to learn.…

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Plastic Free July Eco Challenge

Last summer I participated in a challenge to go Plastic Free for the month of July. In reality, I didn’t really go plastic¬†free but I did spend the month using far fewer single use plastics. This year, I invite you to join me in taking the Plastic Free July Eco Challenge. With a wide range…

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Sick Day Survival Crafts: Painting

Sick Day Survivors Log: Day 5 After four consecutive days of excess screen time and couch naps thanks to a 102 to 104 fever, a new fever has set in. I’m thrilled my little guy is starting to feel better, but cabin fever has taken over. There’s not much hope as we are essentially in…

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Liquid Pouring Tutorial Series Part 1: Getting Started

I’ve had many questions and a lot of great feedback on my post about Dirty Pour acrylic painting. While I have quite a bit of experience with acrylic paint and I’ve played with the dirty pour technique quite a bit in the last year or so, I’m definitely not a subject matter expert. So I’ve…

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Cash Envelope Prototype

This post was almost titled the Ugly as Sin Cash Envelope Prototype. Seriously, so ugly. With some tweaks and fine tuning, I have no doubt this will turn out to be a cute and useful project. But this is the rough draft. You’ve been warned. Have you attended Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University? Listened to…

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Veterans Day at Home Depot Part 2

After my last post, I got a lot of feedback, support and questions. We waited until the day after to call the corporate offices to notify them about what happened and I wanted to give Home Depot a chance to follow up before responding to some of those questions. We have since heard back, so…

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Veterans Day at Home Depot

I’ve read many stories over the years of deplorable treatment of active duty military, veterans and spouses, but none of that prepared me for a first hand experience. Let’s talk about Home Depot and how one very rude manager was “honoring veterans” on this lovely Veterans Day. Our story starts the day before Veterans Day.…

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DIY Treasure Chest Bank

The day started with a bit of tragedy. I was lying in bed, still half-asleep when I heard crash, shatter, scream. I jumped out of bed and bolted to living room to find a distraught little boy standing over a shattered piggy bank. Accidents Happen It turns out he was taking his piggy bank down…

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Dealing with Prescription Mistakes at the MTF

TL;DR: the base pharmacy almost dosed my 4 year old wrong and didn’t even care. It all started with a fever… This morning, Dustin and I spent 3 1/2 hours at the base hospital. The whole thing was one ridiculous fiasco after another. Dustin woke up with a 102+ fever and was miserable. He couldn’t…

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Will You Accept the Plastic Free July Challenge?

It’s Plastic Free July. Don’t know what that is? I didn’t either until a few weeks ago. But I’m taking part this year and I hope you will too! Plastic Free July Eco Challenge I had never heard of Plastic Free July until I was invited to join a team and participate in an Eco…

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