Project Fail – Outdoor Planter

Project Fail – Outdoor Planter

We all know life isn’t one glorious project after the next with beautiful mudrooms and fish-mouth selfies. In the spirit of full disclosure, I’m sharing my fails with you just as proudly as I share my successes. So here’s what not to do: As much as I love to just throw something together, it doesn’t always work out. Imagine that! A few months ago I was on a re-use kick. I felt like someone marketing a going out of business sale, but instead of shouting “everything must go!” it was “everything must be repurposed!” Let me tell you how that went. What used

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TWD and I Broke Up – But We’re Back Together!

We all knew Season 7 of The Walking Dead was going to begin in an awful way. You knew it and I knew it. Yet, I was shocked at the brutality, the visual trauma (even though I covered my eyes), and the emotional damage. Sweet Glenn was…so sweet. Abraham was…Abraham. It was equally gut-wrenching to see, to feel how Rick was broken, defenseless, and shattered to a shell of his former self. Nothing in the 6 years leading up to that opener prepared me. After S7, Ep1, I was devastated, and I mourned the loss of my beloved characters for weeks,

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Costco Alert – Gorgeous Chair

The living room before-and-after reveal is not yet ready, but you’re going to get a sneak peek at a small piece because of this chair thing that’s been happening. First, look at this beauty I saw at Costco today. I went for pill pocket dog treats, got sidetracked to the home decor section, and happened upon this gem. This is the chair I’ve been looking for! I had the living room nearly 100% pulled together, but it needed a chair. An upholstered chair with arms in which one could sit for a period of time. Visit, read a book, play the ukulele, perhaps. I shopped

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New Year – New Name (and a logo, too!)

I’ve been tossing around the idea of a new name for a while. I love Chubs Lived Here because it holds meaning for me (my Sweet Baby Chubs kitty I adored for 17 years), but it’s not particularly meaningful or catchy to anyone else, especially potential new readers. So after four years, it’s time for a change. The search for the perfect name has been playing out in my head for over a year. I have lists of names, most of which are already taken. One of my favorites is Miss Imperfection, but alas, it belongs to someone else. Sigh. I

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It’s Vote Day!

I voted. The dogs are walked and fed, the lounge wear has been donned, and an ice cold beer is not far from my right hand. I don’t know if this libation will be in celebration or to drown my sorrows, but I’m ready, America. As ready as one can be for this vote. After a year (or what seems like a decade) of one of the most brutal election seasons I’ve ever witnessed, the day has finally arrived. I have this electric, excited-yet-nervous-as-hell feeling reminiscent of the eve of Y2K. Remember that? We would either be wailing Prince’s 1999 until our voices gave

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