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19 February 2019
I had an Island in the kitchen at one time, and traded it for a table, because at the time that is what I wanted, but lately I had thought about going back. I began looking online at kitchen Islands that would be fitting with the house, and was a little disappointed with the high price of the ones that I liked, so I decided to make one. It really is not as difficult as you would think, and you end up with something that is unique to your home. The total cost was under $100.00, and could be a little more, or less depending what supplies you have at home. Take a look at the video, and let me know what you think on Youtube.

16 January 2019
Time to start thinking about the Valentine's Day decorations that will be used in the Old Haunted House this year. I always try to add something new to the mix, and I think I have come up with a few nice, and very inexpensive things that you yourself may even wish to try out for your home. I know you may think it's too early to think about Valentine's Day, but when you are crafting these things, you have to start early.

03 December 2018
Welcome to this year's Christmas Home Tour of a Real Haunted House. Hoping to Make your Holiday Season Merry and Brite! Several of the pieces you will see are handmade by myself. I find that it is cheaper, and more personal that way, and it helps bring out that creative side in me.

14 October 2018
This month is just flying by. So very busy preparing for Halloween, and all of the little goblins. Finishing up projects, and maintenance on the outside before the cold arrives, painting etc.
I did do a few more Halloween crafts, and here is one you may like. I think this Haunting Spirit (Fabric Ghost) turned out very well, and after that we have the Ghostly Trio Primitives that were very quick to make.
You may just wish to try these yourself.

05 October 2018
It has been a very busy year, and hopefully you have been keeping up with the work on the You Tube Channel because I have not had the time to go online and remind you of the projects. Much time has been devoted to the gardens. I have decided to drain the pond, and make it into a dry creek bed. The mosquitoes have been very bad this year, and the algae has been mounting, so hopefully this will make things better. Also there has been much work dedicated to the fall season, and you can see that in these 3 videos. If you haven't already, Please Subscribe to the You Tube Channels, it would help a-lot! You can always find fresh ideas, or an interesting story. Check them out below.

Haunting Tales from the Everyday You Tube Channel.

Crafty Ideas, and a house Tour from the Life/Decorating Channel. These are ways to help you decorate the house, and not spend a lot of money.

A couple of Videos for your viewing pleasure.

22 March 2018
So far this is turning out to be a productive year. I had wanted to do several projects, and I have managed to do those. First I needed to decide which direction I needed the two YouTube Channels to go in, and I think I have it narrowed down to things interesting to those groups. Second I needed to build an audience fitting the channels, which I am still in the process of doing. That part takes a little more time. You can check the two YouTube Channels out HERE and HERE, and if you find them interesting, please hit that Red Subscribe Button. I still have a long way to go before I meet the new YouTube quota for Subscribers.

02 March, 2018
I started off the year with changing the look of my bedroom. I livened it up a bit in a French country kind of way. Nothing too drastic, blue on the bottom half of the wall instead of green, and new curtains. I also added a new rug, and pillow covers to the existing pillows. I topped it off with a new couch cover in neutral. I am pretty satisfied with the look, though I don't know if I am finished yet.
Bedroom Before:
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Bedroom After:
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In the photo below you can get a better idea of the new colors that are in the redecorated room now.
Bedroom After Image
05 January 2018
How can a year fly by that fast??? I guess there has really been a lot going on, and it seems like not much from a day to day stand point. Now I have to try and remember the highlights from last year.
I paid off the house in July after 13 years. I had been paying a little extra every month to shorten the time of the loan. I guess that worked out well. I also received an award for the yard in August. It was 2nd place, but for the entire town I thought it was pretty good. It was not expected, but I was glad to see there were people who appreciated what it was that I was doing. Much like the house, the grounds are not something you would find around this area.
Halloween was awesome as always, and this year those who stopped by the website were treated to a much better functioning camera. The same can be said for the Christmas Countdown page...faster uploading times.
Now we are into the first part of 2018, and eagerly awaiting what the future may bring. I think those healing crystals are working! I think they are also good for keeping away negativity, and so on.

29 May 2017
It is turning out to be an interesting year so far. not the best, but interesting. A little more expensive, and painful (for me and the dog) than usual, but first a little about other, happier things.
Again I have put in a Moon Garden. I actually began it in 2015, and have been adding to it slowly as I find more plants, and objects to place into it. This year the rain has been good to us, so the watering has been minimal (not so the weeding). Still, I am very pleased with how it is coming along.
I have also been very busy keeping up with the trimming of the bushes in the gardens. Both the one at home, and the one I have behind my downtown building. In addition to those I also trim the bushes at another location, which is why my back hurts a little more than normal this year. Either there is more trimming going on (which is probably the case), or there are more bushes... Much use of the weed eater this year as well.
Wesley, the little Boston Terrier hurt his back this year as well, but a little more than mine. He did the same 2 years ago, and after 3 months on medicine I found out about cold laser therapy for dogs. He was back to normal after 6 treatments, and off his medicine. This time (he is 2 years older) he got a 10 pack treatment, along with his medicine, but he kept re-injuring it, and he seemed to be always in pain. Then one day I read about the Healing Power of Crystals, and I ordered a few online that I thought would help, but in the meantime (that day) I gathered the 3 crystals that I knew I had in the house, and placed them under his bed. Since that day he has not re injured himself, and has become himself again. I have reduced his medicine, and hope he will be off it all together in a week. He did not have to use the back brace that arrived a few days later, which I was sure he would have to. I was truly amazed, and that is why I added the Healing Crystal page to this website. Maybe it was the Crystals, and maybe it was just the faith, but I know that Wesley's healing is real, and he does too. In addition to these Crystals I had placed Wesley's dog tag next to a little wooden cross that was given to me in a frame, and currently have Saint Francis as my background screen on the computer. The hardest part now is keeping Wesley from doing too much. On the bright side (for Wesley) he will be getting his very own dog sofa out of all of this.

18 April 2017
Spring has sprung, and it has seemed to have done it early. I don't know if you have noticed. but I have been bust in the planting beds, weeding, and planting, and transplanting for the new year. If I hadn't seen enough proof of the changing weather patterns already, a few days ago I saw 2 June April!
This year, again, I will be adding more drought tolerant perennials. I don't like spending so much time watering things when I could be working on something else.
This year, as in the past 2 years I will be creating a Moon Garden in the back of the property. It seems to get a little bigger, and better every year so I will be building on that. Besides the fact that it does look good at night.

08 January 2017
I am starting off the New Year with a slight change in the kitchen project. Paint is the easiest way to create a different mood in your environment, and also the least expensive.
I had seen a kitchen similar to mine online that had the same color of cabinets, and the walls were in blue, and it looked very nice.
Always looking for something constructive to do, I thought this would be a good way to start off the New Year. Let's get to it!

* Don't forget to read the other life happenings listed by year at the top of the page.

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