Rocking Chair Makeover and Tips for First-time Reupholsters

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Sometimes I psych myself out of starting a DIY project, especially if it involves something I’ve never done before. Fear of messing up and wasting any materials I’ve invested in the project can paralyze me. Such had been the case prior to my starting this project which I completed last summer. Continue reading

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Happy 2020! Reflecting on 2019 and Looking Ahead

Happy New Year!

It’s 2020 and we are back in Florida for the next few months. I haven’t shared here on Our MT Nest since last March. Somehow I never seemed to get around to sharing my projects. Tomorrow I will be sharing (at long last) a post about a project I completed at home last summer. But, by way of easing back into this space, I wanted to share how my Gratitude goal in 2019 went.

In 2019 I decided to focus on gratitude for the people who brought joy to my life. I kept a calendar on which I entered the names of those people each day. I blogged about that plan here.

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Blessings To You and Yours

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St. Patrick’s Day blessings to all who are Irish, and as they say, “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!”

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Winter Break is Coming to An End

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Spring will officially arrive soon, on March 20th. And about a week later, our winter sojourn in Florida will “sunset.” We’ll return to Our MT Nest and will enjoy watching as the signs of spring arrive over the next several weeks to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Product Review: Dremel Versa


I recently purchased the Dremel Versa which I had seen advertised on TV in the fall. My hope was that it would make one of my least favorite cleaning jobs easier. I purchased it with the job of cleaning the tile in our master bath shower in mind. Scrubbing tile and grout lines with a brush is time-consuming, and just plain no fun! I usually break up the job and do a little each day over 3 or 4 days. So I hoped that having this new tool would help me complete this dreaded recurring chore more effectively, more efficiently, and in a shorter time.

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