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Renovation *Therapy*

Monday, March 2, 2009

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In an attempt to put the Therapy back in Renovation Therapy…we’ve been working on a few projects. Even pulled out the much-loved staple gun and a bolt of fabric from Calico Corners. All this activity is helping to cut down on the incessant cursing I’ve been doing to God or whomever the higher entity is […]

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DIY Migraine Pillow…

Monday, February 16, 2009

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After I was done stomping around (what a carp day!) and the Fiance had replaced the light bulbs in my home office (I can’t reach them, even with a ladder) I pulled out the sewing machine. I made 2 microwaveable headache/aching back pillows. One big, one small. I’ve used these hot/moist/herbal pillows for years. The […]

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Naughty. Naughty.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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I think this is my 3rd day stuck in the house. Groan! That said, the new President has me hopeful about all things including the concept that Spring will come again and things may bloom. To that end…I grabbed the skirt. You remember the skirt…the one on the left that everyone loved… and some scissors…and […]

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Mat 4 Matt

Friday, January 9, 2009

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I was walking down the hallway at work today when I heard Megan loudly proclaim “Jean has a sewing machine!” Most people would have the good sense to keep walking and feign hearing loss. Hell, I am partly deaf. Not me. I’m stupid. I poked my head in… Turns out our lawyer (Matt) is in […]

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Greek Tea. No, Not Really.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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Tonight The Fiance baked bread. He didn’t much like his creation but I’ve never met a bread I didn’t like. Wait, I take that back. I hate rye bread. Ugh! The Fiance’s bread was a beer bread, very hearty and yummy. Just typing about it is making me want to toast up a piece and […]

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Adding More Goodies To The Contest/Giveaway…

Monday, December 15, 2008

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Someone mentioned elsewhere that I hadn’t posted about what I was doing with the many ties I recently acquired. It being the holiday season my elves (that would be the cat and my monkey puppet) are hard at work on many secretive projects. That said…here’s what’s up with the ties at the moment… Necklaces! A […]

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Craptastic Salvation Army Find Becomes “Mr. Fantastic”…

Sunday, November 23, 2008

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I am working (quite diligently I might add!) on the to do list I posted earlier today. Sure, I’m putting off cleaning the cat litter box. Wouldn’t you? Anyway, I ran out to do errands – banking, dry cleaners, etc. and of course had to take a stroll into the local Salvation Army. Amongst my […]

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Hermes Upcycle.

Friday, November 21, 2008

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I Love Hermes. I Love Thrift Shops. What will you do with me? The first time I went to France (1998) I treated myself to a little Hermes…and a little Vuitton and yes…a little Furla and Longchamp. It was WAY before the Euro and I was sure at the time that my 401K would grow […]

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Before 9AM…

Saturday, November 15, 2008

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We had friends over for dinner last night. Cause, like, that’s exactly what you do when you’ve had practically no sleep all week…you throw a dinner party. Thank God, the Fiance handled everything. He did a great job. He did the shopping and he made dinner – penne pasta w/ mussels, salad and wine. The […]

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Satisfying The Crafty Compulsion…

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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But first, I have to admit something. I didn’t vote. Wait! Wait! Don’t stone me. I got really sick today – totally knocked out by some bug. I woke with a small headache and went to the office. By 11:30AM I was holding my head in my hands and trying to not toss my cookies […]

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Yep, Quite Proud – But Not Of The Ironing Board.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

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OK, I’m a little proud of the ironing board…that I made from scratch! First though, let me tell you about my afternoon with Larry… I forgot my cellphone today. Left it at home. I walked out of the subway and not more than 15 feet from me saw a little old man tumble like a […]

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The Other Chandelier…Gets Punk’d

Sunday, July 27, 2008

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Yep. It’s chandelier week here at Renovation Therapy. Remember the chandelier that I had painted apple green a week or two ago? It looked really cool in the room that it will go in…but…you could see it from another room and it looked awkward but not in a cute/tween kind of way. So…I primed it […]

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I Smell. Also, I’m Coated In 4 Different Paint Colors. I’m A Rainbow.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

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I painted 2 of the chandeliers today (primer then yellow. primer then black) and the niece and I painted the bedroom. We’re about 50% of the way done with the bedroom, but that seems to have taken 10+ days to achieve. I’ve lost the use of my right arm and hand in the past 48 […]

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New Contractor, Painted Chandelier…Electricians On The Way!

Monday, July 14, 2008

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So the painter I have previously used turned into a first class jerk. I’m trying not to dwell on it. After I hung up on him, I went outside to “kvetch”. That’s yiddish for bitch n moan. Don’t know if I’m spelling that right, I’m a wasp…but I’m learning thanks to the Fiance and his […]

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Shut In Reupholsters Her Own Damn Loveseat

Sunday, June 8, 2008

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We’re supposed to be at the track…we go to Belmont almost every year with DJ, the Fiance’s former ballet instructor/choreographer (yep, ballet in high school – the Fiance has awesome legs…ohh la la) and DJ’s wife Jenny. Heck, even the NY Daily News said we were going to the races. But…I’m still unhinged and the […]

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How Beer = Free Meat or Furniture…

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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The age old question…how does beer = meat & chairs. Yes, I pondered that in my philosophy courses for minutes on end. Then it hit me. Eureka. Budweiser and Coors are the answer to meat & chairs. No. No. No. I have not gone COMPLETELY looney. So let us say that you are NOT a […]

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