Life is not like baseball – there IS crying (even over sofas)

Life is not like baseball – there IS crying (even over sofas)

Ever have a day when you just need to cry to get your head straight? You need to let it all out before you can put stuff behind you and move on? I consider myself an emotionally strong woman, but sometimes crying happens, and I’m okay with it. I’m not advocating for folks to walk around crying all the time – that’s a whole other story. What I’m talking about is being realistic and acknowledging that you can handle X amount of stress before you reach your tipping point, and then you might shed a tear or two. For me,

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My Dog Ate @#!%

Warning: This post contains profanity and graphic descriptions of the most disgusting thing dogs do, which is to eat poo. Read at your own risk. It began like any other beautiful, Carolina weekend. I was recording my Half Fast Saturday video just outside my fence while my dog–my sweet baby–Grace, was lounging inside the fence. Or so I thought. First, if you haven’t been following Half Fast and Classy on Facebook, you’re missing the Half Fast Saturday videos! Get on over there right now and follow. Followed? Okay, now the story. Actually, a little back story is that Grace doesn’t

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How to Install Weatherstripping Around a Door

You would think that my cue to replace weatherstripping would be a draft or maybe even moisture seeping inside. No M’am. It was increased mosquito traffic. Those nasty, blood leaching vermin get in every now and then simply by hanging around the door awaiting my ingress and egress. Lately, they were a constant presence in my home. Egads! Right around the same time, I noticed the weatherstripping was…not entirely there. Hmm. This was my first weatherstripping project, so I stood in front of the multitude of products at Lowe’s bewildered and purchased the wrong product. Ha! I know I did not want

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Your Photograph on Canvas in a Floating Frame

As the kitchen is ever so slowly coming together, I’ve been contemplating what to do with the blank wall above the buffet. Now that the walls are painted, it seems the right time to finally make a decision and fill that space. I like to purchase original artwork (when I can), but haven’t yet come across anything I love for the kitchen, and I was giving up hope. But then it hit me. There was a photograph I took in Florence, Italy back in 2006. It was shot with black & white film, and I knew exactly the scene, composition,

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Pretty Up with Planters – My first try at container gardening

Do you have a piece of yard that is more like cement than soil? Petrified clay, perhaps? Or maybe you rent and don’t want to dig into the land as though it were your own? Planter or container gardening might be just the thing for you! In front of my house, there is a triangular patch of ground that lies between my fence and the parking area, and it’s divided nearly in half by a paver path to my gate. At the wide end, there is a bit of grass, a good amount of moss, and a rotting stump. At

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