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Several years ago, I spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME holding a garage sale. No more. Selling on Facebook is the way to go, for me.

When NOT to DIY!

Pinterest may give us just the inspiration we need, but there is a limit to what we should take on as a DIY project without professional help.
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New Year’s Eve With Kids

During the past few years of throwing kids-only New Year's Eve parties, I have curated a list of my favorite go-to ideas.
It's that season again! The itch to get rid of the old, sweep up the remains, and grab some paint swatches is upon us. It begins on such an exciting note! We folded the magazine corners, we saw the...
On a recent trip to the craft store, my daughter and I stumbled upon a section completely devoted to all things terrariums. We spent a good 15 minutes oohing and ahhing over the tiny mushroom houses and other miniature...
I'm always on the hunt for fun activities to do with the kids on those lazy days at home. In fact, I have a Pinterest board loaded with ideas just for this purpose. Recently, I pulled out two activities...
I paint. I design. I teach. Repeat. And all in this room! My studio is full of all the artsy chochkies that make hungry eyes jump. I've got brushes and paints and papers. I've got random rolls of kraft...
For three years, I'd been wanting to redo the kids' bathroom, but of course other projects and money kept us from doing it. I was forced to use it for a week when our master bathroom shower cracked, and...
Mom is about to lose her mind. This could be because mom is tired of the rowdy mess of a house or because mom suspects the kiddos need to do something constructive. So mom pops out her phone and sees...
After several months of planning, purchasing, arranging, and rearranging, I'm finally to the point where I can call the nursery done. Finished. Complete. And I'm actually sort of sad about it. Now what am I supposed to do for...

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Rochester MN Guide to 4th of July

Check out all the great 4th of July events in the Rochester MN area!