Category Archives: A Bit About Me

New Chapter

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Sooo, after 17 years with Crossroads – I’ve started a new job!  Sturgeon Electric is over 100 years old and a very recognized company throughout the U.S.  I started last week and my brain cells have never been so stretched!! LOL  I’m training to be a Lineman! LOL Just kidding . . . I’m the new Equipment Admin for the Line Division.  Oh my word, I had no idea how extensive the position was . . . it is totally exciting and energizing for sure!  I’ve been training all week and much more to come – I’ve slept like a rock! LOL  Wellllllll more fun and interesting stories to come for sure!

Belle’s 5!!

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Tara did just an awesome job for Belle’s Magical Sweet Shop Birthday Party!

Yes, Tara made the cake!

And yes, she made the cupcakes!

Love the idea of cotton candy in the ice cream cups!

The birthday girl!

Cousin Ellie is up first for the piñata!  She’s soooo excited, lol.

See Jason behind us?  He’s controlling his drone to take our pic! lol

Big brother Owen on the trampoline.

Uncle “J” introducing Ellie to Copper!

Uncle “J” took her to meet the goats and the ducks.  A fun time for everyone! Great job Tara & Jason! xoxo

Rhubarb

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It’s back!!!  One of my girlfriends (Sue) brought me some of her rhubarb plants last summer and I’m soooo happy they came back! I was so shocked about how fast they grow!  I took this pic on April 1st.

I took this pic 9 days later!!  I swear if I stood there I’d be able to see them grow! Crazy!

 

DIY – Barn Door – Floor Guide

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The door guide that came with my kit required me to router out a channel in the bottom of the door. I decided this way would be an easier solution for me.

I got these at Home Depot, C-Guide?  The half moon is plastic and has an adhesive back that you attach to the floor guide so it doesn’t scratch your door.  The package came with a set of 2 and the screws.

Pre-drilled the holes.

Done! The door glides perfectly and keeps the door aligned.

I can’t even tell you how happy I am that this is done!  Found the art at Michael’s and I’ve had the arrow for quite awhile – I bought the arrow at Hobby Lobby.

 

DIY – Barn Door Done!

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I am so in love with my door!!! I’ve gotta say when I was cutting and painting, I kept thinking – I should’ve just bought a door!! LOL, but one reason I push through my DIY projects is because I end up with exactly what I want.  Love!!

 

DIY Barn Door – Part 3

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I decided where I wanted my center trim to be so I could mark and cut the boards for my “X”.  Here is a video I watched on Pinterest – it was super helpful. Thank you for posting – Warm Cozy Home – http://tinyurl.com/y6gdoucc

I’m hoping this will make sense . . . I wanted some kind of handle on the backside of the door to move it when it was closed.  Nothing could protrude from the backside of the door so I used a door “finger pull” to have something to grab onto it.  I marked the 1×4 where I wanted it – which would be behind my middle trim board.  I then used my 2″ hole saw to cut the hole.

I put a couple of 2×4’s under the door so I wouldn’t cut into my floor.

After I attached the middle trim and “X” I turned the door over, painted the back with a couple of coats of Behr Semi-Gloss white and then glued the “finger pull” in place (forgot that pic).

I caulked all my nail holes and the trim pieces, then put another coat of paint over all the trim.  Used a 3/4″ drill bit to drill the holes for the barn door  hardware and attached those.

Added my door handle and now I’m just waiting to hang it up!!