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Curtain Call

Wow… where to start?  Perhaps with a “where have you been?!” update.  Well, for the last 5 weeks I have been on location helping out the rest of the visual effects team at my company to supervise a movie we’ve been working on.  It’s been long hours on set, plus[...]

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A New “Bed” for our Plants

The great curb appeal upgrade continues!  For those of you who are my “facebook fans“, you already know that Friday was a 2-cart kind of day.  (Also known as the day that you stand in the loading zone looking at the Toyota Matrix asking yourself “will all of this fit?”).[...]

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Paint it Red!

I’ve been in a bit of a creative funk lately.  Do you guys ever get that way?  Where you’re just feeling uninspired?  That’s how I’ve felt for about a month.  Work has slowed down a bit, and even though we’ve still been incredibly busy with a ton of family coming[...]

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The Great Plant Experiment of 2012

For once, this was not my idea.  It was Brad’s idea.  I take no blame for the outcome of whatever happens to these poor, helpless beings. Since 4th of July was on a Wednesday this year, it seemed as though no one really had plans.  Even as I’m back at[...]

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Gaby Kitchen Island

Hello busy busy busy summer!  So much has happened this month.  Between us going to Tucson to visit my Dad for Father’s Day, working, training, having birthday parties, planning bridal showers, and being the most dutiful matron of honor to my best friend Brina that I can be, there hasn’t[...]

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Getting Started: Miter Saw Basics

As promised, here is the start to OPD’s new “Getting Started” series.  (Yay!)  Believe it or not, this video has been done for a few months.  (I know, I know…)  I’m just now getting around to posting it.  It’s kind of weird looking back, actually.  I’m a lot thinner now…[...]

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Simple Sink Console

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!  I hope you all are having a wonderful day, celebrating with family and friends and remembering what is important.  It is also my mom and step-father’s anniversary, so Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids. I love sink consoles.  I think they add so much character to a[...]

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Size 4

I know that you guys come here for building plans and home improvement reading, but today I’m taking a slightly off course topic due to a momentous occasion that happened over the weekend.  For the first time (possibly ever), I went jeans shopping and fit into a size 4.  I’m[...]

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Happy Birthday, Husband

A special Happy Birthday to my husband today.   The one who digs holes for me in the back yard. And helps me install new windows. And helps me clean up old bathtubs when he’s probably rather be doing ANYTHING else. Thank you for everything you do… and thank you[...]

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Can They Even Dye My Eyes to Match My Gown? Uh huh!

Since I’ve already bored most of you with some serious scrubbing details, lets just say that the scrubbing continued for a few more hours until I was left with this: Which is about as good as it was going to get.  Basically, we got it to the point where there[...]

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