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Alison Grieveson

Maine: In Pictures

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It’s that time of year again. A week-long vacation in Maine with my family which includes me, the kids, my parents, my sister and her kids. Sadly, the hubby has to work. We are taking this trip earlier than usual because we request to stay in cabins with an adjoining giant playroom and this was […] [Read More]

Now We’re Cooking!

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Woot woot! The new countertop is in and it looks so much better than it used to (although I don’t think that’s saying much). Here are some sneak-peeks. I’m not showing you the whole kitchen because the backsplash is not done yet – that’s coming next. We went with an HD laminate because while we […] [Read More]

Waste Not, Want Not

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Did you know that if you started composting today, by summer time your family could easily divert 200 pounds of waste from the landfill? The best part? In return, your composted food scraps turn into liquid gold for your garden! Your pickles will thank you. Starting a compost pile is a lot easier than you […] [Read More]

Dressing Up a Dresser!

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A friend of mine just moved back from a semester at college and needed a dresser. She visited our local reclaimed furniture store,Urban Miners (a seriously cool place to visit!) and found this sad little dresser. For only $30, black paint, fabric scraps and glue, she created a fun, one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that she is […] [Read More]

Side-Tracked

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It’s almost time for my little man to move into a big boy bed (sniff) so I am on the hunt for a trundle bed for my daughter as her bed will go to him. (I smell a double room make-over on the horizon! Woohoo!) I am mainly searching on craigslist as I don’t want […] [Read More]

Feelin’ Crafty…

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…La da da da da, feelin’ crafty. I recently bought these items on super sale at my local craft store and I’m feeling inspired to make something. Stay tuned. On my continuing saga of finding a source for delicious, healthy meals that both adults and kids will like, I was happy to discover this cookbook […] [Read More]

Let’s Review, Shall We?

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This week I thought I’d follow up on a few recent posts. Remember my escapades into the world of granola with this post and this in my efforts to make a good granola bar? Well folks, I finally did it and I have to say, they were pretty good. Fourth time’s a charm! I found the recipe in my […] [Read More]

Refurnished Chic

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Introducing designer Jessica Allyn, a woman inspired by the beauty and form of vintage furniture. With her obvious love of color Jessica brings old furniture back to life with vivid colors and peppy patterns. I stumbled upon Jessica’s show-stopping furniture through her Etsy store and was thrilled to get a chance to speak with her recently…a girl […] [Read More]