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Seasonal Projects

No Words

by Kimba on December 6, 2010

in Real Me,Seasonal Projects

Oh, maybe just a couple of words… My life is ridiculous. First we couldn’t get the darned thing in the house. Now we get the answer to the question…If a tree falls over in your family room, does it make a sound? Answer? YES! I wish I could say that this is the first time [...]

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A Christmas Tradition

by Kimba on December 1, 2010

in Faith and Family,Seasonal Projects

It’s only December 1st and I already know that Ann Voskamp’s Jesse Tree Advent Devotional will be one of my favorite things this advent season. It’s free for the asking at A Holy Experience. Every word is wondrously beautiful and is encouraging our family to wait expectantly for Christ. I printed off the devotional part [...]

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Am I the only one who can’t judge the size of a tree when it’s at the tree farm? Apparently, I have zero spatial skills. For the first time in about 10 years, we have a real tree, but it’s the same problem all over again. The tree that seemed just the right size at [...]

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Last Friday I had the chance to chat on the phone (YES, the PHONE!) with Nate Berkus of The Nate Berkus Show. If you’re an avid blog reader, then you’ve probably heard of Nate because he’s done such a fantastic job of reaching out to the blogging community by hosting bloggers in his audience, having [...]

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It’s Time! It’s Time!

by Kimba on November 22, 2010

in decorating,Seasonal Projects

OK. Maybe it’s not quite time. But I can’t help myself! The boxes of Christmas goodness have been taunting me from the basement for 2 weeks now. When do you start decorating? PS…Have you seen my Christmas e-Book?

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I’ve been wanting to make one of these incredible wreaths for ages now. I’ve even bought the coffee filters several times, but I ended up using them to make coffee. Priorities, people. I just couldn’t muster up the motivation until I saw The Nester’s glorious creation last week. I totally copied her (and everyone else). [...]

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Thanksgiving Tablecloth

by Kimba on November 15, 2010

in Do it yourself,Seasonal Projects

Waaaaay back in 2008 (have I really been blogging that long?), I did the most ridiculously time-consuming DIY project ever. It was fussy and tedious but I still love it. And with Thanksgiving coming, I thought I would share it with you again…complete with crummy pictures and all. Last week, I flipped my lid over [...]

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I’m spending lots of time with my hands in the dirt this summer. Trees, shrubs, perennials and a small garden. Since that wasn’t enough, a few weeks ago, I decided it was high time for a summer herb garden. I planted all the herbs in pots so that I can bring some of them indoors [...]

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Nothing brightens up my kitchen faster than a bouquet of fresh cut flowers. And if they happen to be hydrangeas cut from my front yard, then even better. The Annabelle Hydrangeas that I planted in our front beds 2 summers ago are getting big and they’re covered with beautiful white blooms. I really think that [...]

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I also win the Most Pointlessly Long Post Title Award. Neener neener. I summer-ized my fireplace hearth last week. I went the traditional fern-on-the-hearth route, but it wasn’t totally working for me. I think I like the Boston Ferns on the back porch instead of on the hearth. When I saw this beautiful Kimberly Queen [...]

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I think I’m the 284th blogger to write about strawberry freezer jam this week. There must be something in the air…or more accurately…in the farmer’s market. Strawberries. Lots and lots of sweet, beautiful, delicious strawberries. But this post is different! I like to think if it as the definitive writing on the hot debate between [...]

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What do you do with your fireplace during the summer? Not the mantle…that’s a post for another day…but the actual fireplace. During the fall and winter, it holds the promise of cracking fires and warm evenings. But in the summer, it just looks like a big empty box. I’ve taken the pretty traditional approach of [...]

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Hello Summer!

by Kimba on June 4, 2010

in Faith and Family,Seasonal Projects

Summer officially begins for our family today. School is out and we’re looking forward to 3 months of sun, sprinklers, popcicles and lightning bugs. Here’s our 2010 Summer List. I shamelessly stole this idea from Meg at Whatever. Thanks Meg! You rock! This is our 2nd year for the Summer List. Here’s the 2009 version. [...]

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I love a well-decorated outdoor space. As soon as the weather gets warm, my attention heads outside and we spend as much time as possible out there. We had a beautiful front porch at our old house that I finally decorated when we were trying to sell the house. I could have kicked myself for [...]

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EEK! Did Mother’s Day creep up on you this year? It’s this weekend, you know.  If you’re in a bind, I’ve put together a collection of do it yourself Mother’s Day gifts that you and/or your kiddos can make for their Grandma, Auntie, neighbor or teacher. One of the VERY first posts I wrote on [...]

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The Spring Mantel ~ A Linky

by Kimba on April 1, 2010

in Seasonal Projects

The windows are finally open and there is a spring breeze blowing through Casa Kimba this week. I’ve been inspired to do a little spring fluffing and the mantel is my normal first-target when I start moving things around. As much as I love our rustic stone fireplace, the mantel is always a bit of [...]

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it’s wednesday

by Kimba on March 31, 2010

in Real Me,Seasonal Projects

Spray Painted Zombie Bunnies I have nothing interesting to say…nothing clever, wise or funny. Nothing inspiring, practical or spray painted. I do have approximately 53 projects in process because someone is coming to my house with a video crew. But that’s a story for another day (it’s not HGTV, but it will be fun). Thankfully, [...]

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Do you have a sentimental treasure that’s sitting in a box because it’s ugly? Meaningful…but ugly. I do too. My dear Granny made these crazy ceramic owls with her very own hands in 1968. I know this because it’s written on the bottom of each owl. When Granny was cleaning out her closets a few [...]

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I wanted to title this post “I Made the Cutest Thing Ever!” but that seemed a little much. But I do think this is the Cutest Thing Ever…or at least the Cutest Mossy Easter Basket ever. And it was easy. Messy, but easy. Here’s what you need: A basket with a handle A package of [...]

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Oh My Blooming Branches

by Kimba on March 3, 2010

in Seasonal Projects

I went to bed last night with an urn-full of sticks on my hearth. I like decorating with sticks. They’re easy. And free. And I woke up this morning to an urn-full of blooming sticks. Totally kidding. But they’re pretty good fakes, I think. And when your front yard looks like this, sometimes a girl [...]

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