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I must apologize for not visiting all my favorite bloggers like I used to – faithfully.  I really do hope to get back into the blogosphere soon but that may not be until fall, I’m afraid. You see, I am swamped. Swamped with dog biscuit making, scone making, crafting, painting, yard sale-ing and, of course, work. The first Farmer’s Market of the season is in three days. Count ’em…3! And I’m busting my butt bagging up some yummy Bow WOW Biscuits and assorted scones for opening day…all the while attempting to figure out how to set up my market tent so I don’t have to arrive at 6 am that morning and struggle with it.

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The dog biscuits are a big hit with the boys. I already knew that – as I’ve made them in the past and the boys would gobble them up. But…I used to make them at my restaurant where I was uninterrupted. Now, I must make them in my kitchen with two dogs constantly under foot waiting for hand outs.

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The dog biscuit making process tuckers Gus out and he eventually ends up sleeping at my feet.

The crafting is in full swing now. Every corner of my house is full of crafty goodness…pillows, bookmarks, hairbands, clothing, purses, collages, you name it.

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Kitchen counter now full of crafts...

It's all about the 'love'

It's all about the 'love'

The paints have found a new home

The paints have found a new home

I’ve started painting furniture, to boot. Where the hell I’ll be storing all of it is beyond me.

Cutesy little rocker that will soon be all dolled up for the craft fair

Cutesy little rocker that will soon be all dolled up for the craft fair

Now that I’m in full furniture-scoping mode I’ve been scouring the yard sales and flea markets.

I found this little gem for myself…

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It will look perfect in my newly painted dining room. Yep, I’ve painted the dining room for the third time this year. Oy. I just can’t seem to decide on a color. I think this last color – buttery yellow – is a keeper. I love yellow with red accents so I painted myself a little sign for the new dining room…

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Don't ask. My favorite number is 5 and I needed something to write on the sign...it was either this or "For Sale"!

And, of course, along with the new paint color had to come new drapes and shades. Like I need to spend my time fiddling around with this stuff? Oh, but I do. So, I made new curtains and bought new bamboo shades.

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We DID have time to enjoy the first strawberry shortcake of the season – complete with homemade whipped cream. YUM!

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Here are a few more pics…just some crafty shots

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And dog teeth! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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…pair of garage doors! WooooooHoooo! Aren’t they loverly? I love the way the barn-door-type doors look and I’ve always wanted them…so, my Daddy made them for me. I’m very pleased with them and now E can even get into the garage by herself.

This is what the door used to look like:

BLECH! It was an old, rickety overhead door – and it was broken. The cables had snapped and it took all my strength just to open it.

And in other news, E decided she no longer wanted a pink room. Boo hoo. I loved her pink room – it was so girly cutesy. She insisted we paint it blue. It is a pretty blue – kinda blinding, though. She also insisted that I get rid of all her baby pictures in her room. Her exact words, “You need to remove all of those ridiculous baby pictures of me. It’s embarrassing when my friends come over and see them.” Another boo hoo, from me. She was such a CUTE baby:

Where has my baby gone??

The before – PINK room:

The during – PINK to BLUE room:

The after – BLUE room

I bought some really cool fabric to make new curtains because she also insisted we remove the shutters and the pink gingham shades. So, I whipped up some curtains…

Painted the valance white and voila…

Not too shabby, eh?

We got rid of her full bed and Grandma & Grandpa bought her a lovely daybed with trundle (so she can have her friends sleep over)

I assembled the bed all by my little self and then we went hunting for a cute comfoter set. Surprisingly, we found one right away. It matches the walls and the curtains perfectly. What luck!  She is thrilled with her new room and stays up there for hours – which is good because she still has a ton of sorting and cleaning to do.

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Deep Purple

On a whim I decided to paint my dining room this weekend. The color of choice – purple. Yes, purple. It’s not a garish, girly purple, it’s more of a deep, silvery purple. My wonderful, helpful pooches are now sporting coats that match the walls as it is seemingly impossible to paint (or do anything, for that matter) in this house without them under foot. I thought I’d share this drawing with you to demonstrate the loveliness that now dons my dining room walls – and my dogs’ fur. I wonder what my neighbors will think when they see me walking my stylish, purple coated dogs?

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Gratuitous Dining Room Shot (because Red asked, she shall receive):

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