• Friday Favorites {Gypsy Magpie}

    Friday Favorites #4

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    We are battling our second round of Strep here. I haven’t been able to leave the house for days. I’m starting to lose my mind. So, what did I do? I decided to remodel our fireplace. Because that is the logical thing to do when your husband has been traveling and your kids are crazy sick. Are you starting to see how my brain works? It’s a little scary, isn’t it?

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    Right now I am in a pickle. {Surprise!}

    I’m trying to decide between painting the whole fireplace project white, like my inspiration pieces…

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    via Tiek Built Homes

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    via The Lettered Cottage

    …Or just painting the top part and leaving the bottom half the original stained wood.

    {My Mr. wants it that way. Well, actually, he’d like it all stained to match the existing wood. Think cabins, ski lodges, and NOT farmhouse. I want farmhouse. See the pickle?}

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    So, here she sits, waiting on me.

    What do you think?

    I need a distraction, so here are my favorites of the week…

    Star I love this Free Printable from Power of Moms. It really gave me a lift this week and was a great reminder that I have a pretty dang rad profession!

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    via Power of Moms


    Star   I am absolutely loving the Lemon Mint herbal tea from the Monterey Bay Spice Company! It smells fantastic, and the mix of lemon and mint is so soothing. I am trying to cut my massive small hot chocolate habit down a notch, so I’ve been substituting herbal tea. I admit, it doesn’t kill my chocolate craving, but it does help me feel warm and comforted, so there’s that.

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    via Monterey Bay Spice Company

    I have ordered a lot of things from the Monterey Bay Spice Company, and I have been happy with every single item that I’ve tried. Last year, a bunch of families in our neighborhood did a group buy and ordered a ton of bulk herbs and spices from this company. If you get a $300 order, the shipping is free. We had great success with it.

    Now through March 10th they have 10% off your order if you use code 2013MAR.

    Star   Free Paint Saturdays!

    If you have an Ace Hardware near you, stop in tomorrow and pick up a free quart of paint!

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    via Ace Hardware

    My friend and I have gone twice so far.

    It’s flat paint, which isn’t my favorite, but it’s free and works great for those random little kid craft projects that always pop up. We just used some last month to make my daughter’s “Love Monster” Valentine’s mailbox for school.

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    Isn’t she the cutest thing? Lou Lou was quite proud of herself. And, I was quite happy because the entire thing was recycled and free. Win/Win people!

    Star   And, lastly, I just have to give a shout out to Disney for helping my family of sickies make it through the past two rounds of Strep.

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.


    Bedknobs And Broomsticks Special Edition

    via Amazon

    Here’s hoping that my husband can have patience with me and this fireplace.

    What are you loving on this week?



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  • Finished the Fireplace…Finally - Gypsy MagpieGypsy Magpie
    11 November 2014

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