Looking for some fun activities to do at home? Yeah, so are we! On nice days we’ve been enjoying the sunshine and gorgeous weather. There has been lots of frisbee, soccer, ladderball, corn hole, and even a little basketball and bocce. Thanks to Amazon, I was able to upgrade the backyard with a hammock. And…

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Celebrate Earth Day 2020! - RushandRamble.com

Earth Day is almost here! Normally communities would be celebrating with beach and highway cleanups, festivals and expos, group hikes and bike rides, tree plantings, and other earth-loving activities. Not this year. Earth Day at a Distance Even though the usual festivities and activities are not an option thanks to coronavirus and social distancing, you…

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Thanks to coronavirus and COVID-19, these are some strange times we’re all living through. Stores and companies shut down, distance and virtual learning for kids. Parents juggling school and working from home. Endless binge watching of Netflix and Disney+ (yeah, you too Hulu). And no one can find toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, soap or…

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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