Peeling Wallpaper, Dragon Fruit, and Blooming Flowers

Posted by mrssmythe on May 14, 2018 in Garden, House, Seasons, Week in Review |

Things are hopping here on the home front. Inside, I’ve decided to (finally) tackle the kitchen walls. These should have been painted years ago, but I’ve put off the job because it wasn’t a matter of mere paint. There’s wallpaper under all that paint, and it needed to be stripped before any more paint was […]

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Rock Tumbling and Other Winter Pastimes

Posted by mrssmythe on January 30, 2017 in Baking, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, House, Week in Review |

With the cold stretching long before us and the bright busy-ness of the holidays over, we at the Smythe house find we are, more and more, relying on hobbies and creative projects to fill our days. Pepper received a rock tumbler for her birthday earlier this month and finally broke it out. It’s been a fascinating process to watch. Here […]

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Cape Cod Side Tables

Posted by mrssmythe on July 13, 2014 in House, Mrs. Smythe, On the Home Front, Reminiscing, Tag Sale-ing |

I was out tag sale-ing again this weekend. I have a plan to furnish our living room in 1950’s Colonial Revival furniture and I’m hoping to find all of it second hand. This is all to be blamed on a blog called Retro Renovation which I’ve been spending a great deal of time on lately. It’s filled […]



Red, White, and Blue Dogs

Posted by mrssmythe on July 3, 2014 in CPT's Lens, Critters, House, On the Home Front |

CPT America had his camera out today, so I asked him to take a few pictures of the dogs on the new red, white, and blue floral throw I bought for the sofa.  It’s more of a bedspread than a throw, really, but the sofa is large and I needed something equally large to protect the leather […]

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The New Fence

Posted by mrssmythe on June 30, 2014 in Critters, Family, Garden, House, On the Home Front |

This past week, CPT America took time off work to put in a fence. This is something we’ve been wanting for a good eight months. It was supposed to be in place before we got the dogs, but things didn’t work out that way, and then we had winter to get through before we could remedy the […]

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