My New Pottery Studio

My New Pottery Studio

My new pottery studio is fabulous, and I absolutely love it. I like having heating and air conditioning and running water. I, also, like the convenience of having all of my pottery things in one place. Before the studio was built, I kept the kiln in the garage and my wheel on the patio. All of my tools,...

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Backporch Pottery by Tracy

Backporch Pottery by Tracy

In 2011, I took my first pottery class at the local art center. I loved making pots, but my job took most of my time, so I eventually quit pottery. Then a few years ago, I took it back up again. I dabbled around with it for awhile and soon became more serious about pottery. While my house was being...

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House Reno The Finale

House Reno The Finale

My full house renovation is finally done, and I absolutely love it. I hope you enjoy viewing my House Reno The Finale. To see before photos, please see my previous posts: House Reno Part One and House Reno Part Two. Before we get into the details, I want to thank Irwin Construction for making my house...

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House Reno Part Two

House Reno Part Two

These are samples of the floor, quartz countertops, and tile that were used throughout the house reno. We ultimately chose different paint colors that were, also, in the gray family. IRWIN CONSTRUCTION Earlier, I told you about my House Reno Part One. I was working with a local company on the design...

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Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Happy Father's Day, Dad. Izzie and I hope you have a wonderful day. You didn't get to meet Izzie, but I'm sure the two of you would have gotten along famously. Dad passed away in 2002 at the young age of 75. I only have a few pictures with both of us in them, but have other pictures of him throughout his...

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Remembering My Mother – Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

Remembering My Mother – Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

Happy Mother's Day, Mom. Izzie and I hope you enjoy your beautiful flowers. My Mother passed away in 2010, and we miss her every day. I don't have many pictures of Mom and me together and found only a few that were taken when I was young. My advice to mothers is to be sure your kids have pictures of them...

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House Reno Part One

House Reno Part One

Hi Everyone! Life at our house has been very busy, and it's soon going to get very messy. We're about to begin a whole house reno. Last fall, I decided I wanted the kitchen and laundry room cabinets painted. Here are a few photos before the work started. This picture shows the view from the kitchen nook...

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AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery

AmazonFresh Grocery Delivery

Bright and early this morning, my groceries were delivered to my front door. At 7:20 AM, the deliveryman from AmazonFresh rang my doorbell. Just barely out of bed, I greeted him in my pajamas. He dropped off three large bags filled with fresh produce and frozen food along with other items. I do believe that...

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Easy Composting

Easy Composting

I compost my kitchen scraps and want to share my tips for easy composting. Not only is composting good for my garden, it reduces the garbage I send to the landfill. Many landfills are rapidly filling up, and about a third of the waste is compostable material. My composted kitchen scraps create rich humus...

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The people of southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana have experienced extreme devastation and will continue to feel the effects for months and years to come. Hurricane Harvey was relentless and cruel. Many of these people live in areas that have never flooded. Most do not have flood insurance. Many live...

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