April 4, 2015

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Cowhide Dining Chairs – Original & Unique

When a homeowner wants to change up the look of their home, they should turn to cowhide dining chairs. That’s because cowhide dining chairs make the perfect addition to any household. It’s a natural byproduct, so it delivers so many different benefits that other types of dining chairs can’t.

Natural Beauty

Many homeowners tend to opt for cowhide dining chairs because of their natural beauty. Remember, cowhide comes in all different shapes and colors. There is no two pieces of cowhide that looks exactly alike. While most cowhide comes in natural colors like gray, brown, white or black, none are the same. When cowhide is used to make dining chairs, homeowners and guests alike are treated to furniture that is very visually appealing.


Another reason why a lot of homeowners decide to purchase dining chairs made out of cowhide is because they are practical. Spills and stains can simply be wiped away. All you need to do is give your chair a good shaking and then fluff the thick coat. However, if that doesn’t work for whatever reason, then just take a damp sponge and mix it with a mild soap and warm water. Go over the area that is dirty and that will do the trick. Since you are going to be eating while you’re sitting in these chairs, this is definitely an aspect you want in your chairs.

Last Longer Than Upholstered Dining Chairs

What many people don’t realize is that cowhide is one of the most durable materials you could use for your dining chairs. That’s because they are known to be as tough as leather. This material can truly handle whatever is thrown its way. The typical upholstered dining chairs tend to rip, tear or break over time. This won’t be the case with cowhide dining chairs.

Easy to Breathe

Of course there are also homeowners who decide to buy cowhide dining chairs because they help those who tend to have difficulty breathing. That’s because cowhide is hypo-allergenic and free of fragrance. No one has to worry about developing an allergic reaction from these kinds of chairs. With all the cool and unique colors and patterns found in these cowhide dining chairs, you will be adding a touch of elegance and class to your home.


Cowhide dining chairs are also known for being very versatile . They go well with just about type of design or color scheme you have going on in your dining room. When you purchase a cowhide dining chair, you do not have to be concerned that the furniture piece won’t match with your room. No matter what patterns or colors you have running through your dining room, these chairs will still be the perfect addition. That’s because, as mentioned, cowhide dining chairs come in natural colors like black and white. These are tones that match with every color imaginable. Cowhide dining chairs are one of the best pieces of furniture you can buy for your home.

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August 30, 2014

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Right On Target

What’s old is new again. At least in my life right now. BOY, it’s been a whirlwind of changes for me lately. All good, but everything is happening so quickly, it seems. Or maybe life has been in slow motion for so long that it seems like life has sped up.


Amongst all the myriad of changes, I have a kid going “back to school!” It’s technically not “back” to school for him (as he’s been homeschooled and umbrella-schooled forever), but it’s “back” to school for me, seeing him off. It’s pretty exciting and scary at the same time. But there’s one thing we both get to do that’s totally exciting ad fun: SHOP! Woohoo! We’re hitting the Target Back to School section, you betcha! We have to load up on school supplies and clothes because sweat pants and busted pencils might do well at home but not in class, huh? I’m kind of excited about it. I’m a school supply junkie. I LOVE back-to-school sales for my own office. Now I gt to share the joys of buying 2,000 pink erasers and new colored Sharpies and 100 extra spiral notebooks (hey, you never know when you’re going to need a new notebook!) with the son. I also intend on sneaking over to the home and housewares section, too. Did you know there’s a Target in Canada, too?! I have friends going that way and they rave about the home decor canada has to offer there.

He also has a pitiful — and I mean pitiful — wardrobe. I had no idea that he has *only* three shirts that fit!! Time to get on the ball, mom. So we’ve set a date together and plan to hit the Target aisles next week. I need a new coffepot and some other small things around the house, not to mention I need picture frames for my new posters… redcardI also just found out about the REDcard. It can save us 5% on shopping sprees. šŸ™‚ And the Target website also has some great coupons for Sharpies, notebooks, lamps, and other home and school items. I’m thankful for sales, cards, and coupons — otherwise I’d be bankrupt before Columbus Day. :S

The whole thing is pretty exciting. And after 19 years of schooling the kids at home, I think we’re ready for a big change. The boy is looking forward to going to school, making new friends, and learning some of the electives that are being offered. And I’m looking forward to a new rug and finally getting my poster prints hung on the walls.

Life just keeps changing, doesn’t it?

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July 12, 2014

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Hanging In There!

Oh, hello. šŸ™‚ I have been thinking about you. I thought I would drop by and say a quick hello before I run off again on other exploits. šŸ™‚

I have been reading your blogs, just not commenting much. I usually read “on the go”: at coffee or lunch breaks, during commutes, or when I lounge on the couch after a day’s work. It’s horribly difficult to leave comments on blogs on the smartphone, especially Google-based blogs. To keep my sanity, I skip it, now. But I still read.

I sometimes think of what to write here, too. Working full-time seems to have drained much of my creative juicing, though. I like to spend my evenings unwinding after a long day, not churning up new stories to tell. But I keep the blogs up in the hopes that i might take the mantle again.

So (speaking to those of you who are still here and curious), what have I been doing besides working? Let’s see!

1. Rearranging the house!

Now that the kids are older and we no longer slave over textbooks, I’ve removed the desks and books and desk paraphernalia. I actually have my living room back!! Although, now with the guys on summer vacay, they want to play music more frequently. SO we ditched our dining room table (gasp!) and converted the dining room into a mini-music room.

2. Trying out some new tools!

I don’t collect shoes. I collect power tools. Oh, baby. I recently got a small, hand-held circular saw that is AMAZING. drillAnd now I am on the lookout for a reliable cordless drill. Look at the price of this baby!

Can you believe that we are STILL finishing up a lot of the loose projects from the 2010 kitchen renovation?! Ugh. The kids have been chipping away at some of them — trim work, mostly. We have yet to complete our window bench and I still have no carpeting in the living room. My new job was going to pay for all that but then the cost of living skyrocketed and inflation has gobbled everything away… sigh….

3. Feeding Livvy.. and other critters…

Yes, Livvy is still her crazy, curious self. She’s on a hunger bout these days but is as skinny as ever. And it seems that the local stray cat population has heard that there’s free food to be found around here. :S I DO NOT WANT ANY MORE PETS. Ugh.

4. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

We’re making life more simple. We’ve got a garden again (not doing too well, but oh well). We are going out less. We are making new friends and learning new things. I’m ditching all the fancy electronics I stocked up on back when I was a freelance writer. I want to get rid of all excess and live simply again. I’ve trimmed down on my blogs and I can now go weeks without sitting at the computer. It’s a good feeling.

So my life is a little duller in some respects, but happier now. The family is once again going through a transition. We are all growing up. It feels good.

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February 12, 2014

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This Just Might Work!

Ever since I quit full-time blogging, I’ve slowly disengaged myself from the computer screen. The transition became complete when I got my smartphone and tablet. Thanks to apps, I really don’t need to sit in front of the computer anymore. I can read news, listen to audiobooks, check the weather and email and social networks, shop, pay and get paid, and research topics.

And I can blog!

One of the reasons for my lengthy absences from blogging is because I don’t like sitting at the computer anymore. So this is a wonderful development.

The caveat is limited functionality. I haven’t yet figured out how to incorporate certain extras, such as the cute animated emoticons I utilize on this blog, and the ability to quickly create, upload, and add images. That may be more difficult.

But I’m really liking the ability to blog on the go. Mobile tech rocks.

Are you still harnessed to your computer? Do you think you’d like mobile blogging?

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February 11, 2014

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Smartphone Apps That Should Be, But Aren’t

Oh, the smartphone. How I love thee. I can do almost anything on the thing: search the web, convert international currency, play the guitar and piano and drums, blog and read blogs, see in the dark, plan meals, and do much more! The kids and I were lamenting, however, over some glaring omissions in the […]

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February 5, 2014


Probably Comes As No Surprise

I’ve been blogging, seriously, for about ten years now. Ten years! It’s been so much fun. And it’s been not much fun, too. I’ve gone through the blogging blues, breakups of blogging companies and blogging communities, blogging for money and blogging that cost me money, blogging fame and blogging notoriety, and have even had the […]

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January 1, 2014

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What’s Up?

Hey, pals. šŸ™‚ I got the day off today (New Year’s Day). My mind almost always wanders to the blog when I have a day off or any scrap of free time, but I feel tongue-tied for content. It seems life has reached a bit of a monotony right now: sleep, work, sleep, work… it’s […]

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November 29, 2013

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The Meteoric Rise of Mobile Gaming

Well, we spent our Thanksgiving Day giving thanks, eating the traditional dinner, and downloading TONS of games for the boys’ mobile devices. There are some pretty cool games out there, did you know that? I am wowed by the graphics and technology. Its no longer a secret, the success of mobile gaming is on the […]

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November 18, 2013

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The Little Things

I had a dozen little, wonderful stories to write here, things I’ve “saved up” throughout the week … but then I log in and I’ve completely forgotten them. šŸ˜Æ They were REALLY good stories, believe me! Oh, well. The daughter snapped a photo of the first dusting of snow, last week. Those things are more […]

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November 10, 2013

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Enough Said…

Saw this on social media, and laughed and laughed and laughed….

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