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I've Been Spoilt

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Seriously, I must have the best readers!

I love to blog! I love to share what I do around the house with all of you! I get the sweetest e-mails and comments thanking me for apparently helping some of you to get organized. All those comments and e-mails make me so happy and they are more than enough to keep me going but once in a while I get the most amazing real mail. You know the kind that fills your real life mail box in the street?!

About a week ago the 884 page Home Comforts book arrived, sent by Lizzy (Thank you again so much!). I'm on the last pages of my Elisabeth George (nail biting) but I'm diving into this one straight after! I did read the foreword already which is so great, the author Cheryl Mendelson used to keep house on the sly because she was (is) this layer/professor and was supposed to be doing "more important things" than doing laundry. I too would love to do laundry instead of more important things.

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Today I got two ( 2!) packages in the mail!  

I squeaed with delight (Bonus is my witness) as I opened the first one from Rebekah. The latest issue of one of my absolute favorite magazines, Real Living! Yay! Also in this Aussie package; a gorgeous tea towel, a Bush Botanicals foot care kit (I can certaintly use that after flip-flopping about in the garden), some yummy Caramello Koala sweets and some Butter(!) & Menthol drops (sucking one now). How awesome! Thank you soooooooooooooo much Rebekah!

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When I squealed with delight the second time it was because of what was in the second package. Check out all the Martha Craft goodies Jean sent me! Cookie boxes, tissue papers, waxed papers, string, ribbons, stickers and gift bags, everything I could possibly want and more. I love, love, love it! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jean!

Wow, girls, you really spoilt me rotten! It's almost like Christmas but better because it's so unexpected. Ok, I'm off to soak my feet, have a Koala and read about aprons, rags and mops. See you tomorrow!


Wallpapering a Drawer

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Did you have a good weekend? I sure did. I accomplished so much AND had time to sit in the sun too!

One of the little things I did was to paper Wille's desk drawer. When we built the desk I put down a piece of wrapping paper in there with double stick tape but because of the raw MDF drawer bottom the tape refused to stick to it so I decided to use some left over wall paper and actually stick it down with wall paper paste.

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I started out by cutting the pieces. I had to do a bit of patching because the pieces I had left over weren't big enough.

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I then brushed on a coat of wall paper paste first without any paper, to seal the MDF. Once it was dry I then put down a second coat and the wall paper pieces.

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So easy and effective, love the finished result.

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I also love the way the colors in the wall paper work with Wille's Eames shell chair. Details, details people!

Oh, if you are wondering what those bent hair clips and paper clips in the little take out container are for, they are Wille's tool kit. He's attempting to pick locks...