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Backyard Jenga

As you have probably figured out from past posts, I like to recycle and repurpose household items. A few weeks back I made a lofted bed for our youngest daughter. I ended up with several leftover scraps of 2×4 lumber. I also had more pieces left from previous projects. Needless to say, I had a … Read more

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Father’s Day

Yesterday was Father’s Day.  Usually, the day devoted to celebrating dads is fairly subdued for our family.  My dad lives several hours away from here.  Todd’s dad does, too.  I am actually not even certain that we have seen either one of them on Father’s Day since our marriage fifteen years ago. We call them … Read more

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$400 Budget Update – 6/16

It was a light shopping week for our family–woot, woot!  After a couple weeks of pretty heavy shopping, I was ready to be done wandering through endless stores and shopping aisles. I found a surprise food bargain this weekend at Menard’s, of all places.  Todd was paying attention when an announcement about sale-priced bratwurst came … Read more