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Home sweet home!  Chicks do home repair, too, ya know.  And let’s not forget decorating!  I’ve been working on my little condo since July 2015.  Most of my projects are cheap and cheerful, but with my friends’ advice, help, and tool loans, things are coming along nicely.  Scroll down for a clickable list that shows what I’ve been up to in the area of home repair and decorating.

Who needs a caulk gun when you have makeup applicators to apply your Liquid Nails?

Who needs a caulk gun when you have makeup applicators to apply your Liquid Nails?

 

Home Repair & Decorating from The Beauty of Midlife

Hello, all!  Today I'm sharing with you some long-overdue pictures of a DIY budget kitchen makeover that I finished earlier this year.  If you recall, my condo needed LOTS of cosmetic help when I bought it (over two years ago ...
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It's a cool, shady morning on the patio, and lots of things are in bloom here - the perfect spot for drinking my coffee - and I thought I'd share some flower photos with you. When mom was here in ...
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Life is good. That's not only what it says on my front door, but also how I feel when I pull into the driveway now and see the cute little shade garden that my mom and I planted on Mother's ...
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Ok, so, after a long dry spell, let's try to get back to normal life here, shall we? It's finally springtime in Ohio!  And my new place has a patio, which until recently looked like this. When I moved in ...
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My new home is decorated for Christmas, and I wanted to share a few photos with you.  The living room mantle is my favorite spot because it includes two of my best snowmen including one (on the left) which was ...
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Yet another project is accomplished at my new home.  The previously blue bathroom is newly painted.  It was a pretty blue, actually - reminded me of the colors of the chicory flowers that bloom along the side of the road ...
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It's been 3 months now since I moved into my new home, and the list of projects I wanted to tackle is slowly but surely getting done.  I've been keeping a little list in Evernote of work that's getting accomplished ...
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Mike and I made this cute little cactus terrarium recently, and I just love the way it turned out.  The whole project took about half an hour, and it only has to be watered once a month! Easy peasy.  We ...
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I've been less than attentive to my blog for the past month.  Let’s recap the occurrences of this last month, shall we?  July 2, I bought a house. (Well, a condo, if you’re a stickler about these things.)  July 3 ...
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So, it's Tuesday evening.  Let me tell you about what the last week has held. For starters, last Thursday morning, I closed on the condo!  It's all mine, and that feeling of being a homeowner and putting down roots after ...
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A month from today I’ll be moving into my new home.  Closing is actually July 2, and I’m not moving until July 11 - but I have big plans for those 9 days in between.  The former owner painted the ...
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Here's something new - I'm buying a condo! Or at least, it looks that way.  These things are never final until the ink is dry. But, I'm in contract, and I couldn't be happier.  If all goes well, this will ...
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