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My Kitchen. The Reveal.

On April 14th, 2013 I announced I was redoing my kitchen floor.  It was my big spring project.  At times when I was feeling particularly dreamy I toyed with the idea of a new kitchen light. I treated myself and […]

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Halloween House Tour 2014

      Welcome to my house at Halloween.  I spent the past 10 minutes trying to figure out how to spell Mua ha ha.  Or Muah ah ah.   But it keeps coming out looking like the sound a […]

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Giving Halloween a Hand.

  Dollarama is great.  Love Dollarama.  I want to be Dollarama when I grow up.  The only problem with the stuff from Dollarama is it’s cheap junk that may or may not cause a rash when you look at it.  But […]

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Glow in the Dark Walls.
Halloween DIY

Halloween is one of those love it or hate it holidays.  I happen to love it.  The goth, the decorating, the darkness, the creep.  I love giving my house a dark, eerie quality.  Of course when you own a 150 […]

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The Real Thanksgiving

As you may know last weekend was Thanksgiving in Canada. You may know that because a) you’re Canadian or b) you read my post a week ago about setting my Thanksgiving dining room table.         It all […]

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Chili Con Carne.
The Recipe!

  There’s something deliciously comforting about a cold night and a warm bowl of chili. The minute the trees begin to rustle I start aching for the kind of food that warms you from the inside out. I’ve been meaning to put […]

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Ikea Laundry Hamper Hack.
From laundry to logs.

  Knock knock. Who’s there? Laundry. Laundry who? Laundry sucks, and it’s made even more annoying by the fact that I don’t have an actual laundry room, but a mere laundry closet.  That’s maybe less of a joke than you […]

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Thanksgiving 2014.
The Rustic table.

I understood Canadian Thanksgiving was coming up.  I really did.  There are pumpkins in the stores, turkeys in supermarket coolers and every time I look at a Pinterest board there’s something made out of straw and burlap staring back at […]

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How to Replace Carbon Brushes on any motor.

Before you ignore this post on how to replace the carbon brushes on a motor consider this … most appliances have motors, most motors have carbon brushes, the most common thing to stop a motor from working is worn carbon […]

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The Art of Doing Stuff is GROWING.
Read about the changes coming up!

  Everyone calm down.  They’re good changes. It’s not like becoming a woman in the middle of gym class or going gluten free. I started The Art of Doing Stuff 4 years ago knowing that blogging had everything I loved. […]

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What’s the first album you bought?

  When I was 12 years old I got my first album. I still have it.  And I’m really glad I do.     I thought about sharing this information when Robin Williams died but didn’t. I’m not sure why. The […]

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Where do Roosters go?

    The roosters are gone.  Last Friday night was the roosters’ last night roosting with the ladies.  That’s Cuddles on the far right giving what may be the stink eye or a love gaze to one of the roosters. […]

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Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.