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I just came across these cool shed/house/yoga studio/writer spaces by Kanga out of Austin. Texas. I would love a little backyard cottage or shed where I can go write for a few hours. Plus it would be nice to surrounded by my gardens and all the birds. Le sigh.

This is the BRIGHTEST WHITEST kitchen, I have ever seen.

Misspellings Ahoy! They happen and can be a nightmare. One of the most common I have come across is using 'through' for 'throw'. A few posters on blogs, most likely writing in haste, do not even notice, but for some reason it is irking me like crazy.

Inexplicably I have gone back to my bounty hunter story and changed the title and started to edit it once again. What is really weird about it is I feel the character's voice coming out much stronger and I am feeling more confident about doing the query letter. Go figure.

With the storms in our are, rain and high winds are fun, our basement has a little flooding so the dear hubby is currently using the wet vac to clean it up. We have things we need to fix in our uneven yard to help with erosion and whatnot. Plantings, dirt, adding pipe under the patio for drainage, are all things we will be doing in the near future.



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Until now.

Recently I have gotten a bee in my big ass bonnet to locate a great deal on the following furniture pieces.

Hoosier Cabinet

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Pie Safe

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Vintage Ice Box

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Sometimes it is best to disconnect. To get back to the land, to remove ourselves from the news, read a book, or just take a walk and be present.

Side note: I have to admit that running water and flush toilets are my most favorite inventions so camping is clearly out for me. :)

Have a great day.