O Deer Mercantile 2017 Christmas Home Tour

Thanks For Sharing!Welcome to Our Home It’s such a busy time of the year for everyone. But I wanted to be sure and give you a peak at the house all decked out for Christmas. At present, only the indoors are decorated, except for a wreath and sign on the front porch. As of tomorrow,…

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The Next Phase—Family Room UpCycle

Thanks For Sharing!Renovating Our Forty-Something Year Old House on a Budget It has been a busy couple of weeks around here. Getting the Etsy Shop ready for the upcoming Holidays and Sales—undoing Halloween and starting to prepare for Thanksgiving— and painting that dark cave of a room we have designated the family/rec/game room. You may remember…

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Have a Happy (Fun and Safe) Halloween

Thanks For Sharing!Halloween at Home 2017   Throwback to Halloween 2016—Gaia Lots of changes, but some things (like Gaia’s fall fave Undertale Tee-Shirt with bony character Papyrus on the front) stay the same. Sweet gentle Gaia likes all things Skeletal!  Skeleton Geoff, the unfortunate victim of last week’s Murder Mystery at the Tiki Bar party,…

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Thankful For…

Thanks For Sharing! Counting Our Blessings in 2016   As we look forward to a traditional (for us) family Thanksgiving this Thursday, and the upcoming Holiday Season, I will allow myself to slow down for a few moments to reflect, to take stock of all we are blessed with as the end of this tumultuous year…

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Autumn Evenings on the Back Porch

Thanks For Sharing!Being in Tune with the Season It’s 5:59 PM, and although today itself hasn’t been very eventful, the past couple of days have been non stop exhausting. Now, I haven’t hopped on the Christmas music train just yet, unlike most of my Facebook peers, but I am guilty of utilizing Spotify for its ‘Autumn…

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Post: Traumatic Stress After Matthew

Thanks For Sharing!Cleaning Up the Mess     I am so behind. This post should have been written last week, but we were busy Cleaning Up after a Hurricane. I will say at the outset how very lucky and blessed we and the rest of our family here in Florida were. The Hurricane wobbled, taking the…

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An Autumn State of Mind

Thanks For Sharing!Welcoming Fall in a New Home   I know that it has been way too long since I posted! I haven’t even had the wherewithal to do a LimeLight weekly feature from our Etsy Shop. Kaylah, our very busy young adult O Deer woman, took up the slack for me by Stopping by to…

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The Garden in Spring—Time to Make a Plan

Thanks For Sharing!Taking Time to Plan in a Busy Season I am the first to admit that organization does not come naturally to me. Over the years, I have learned the value of this life-skill though, and have cultivated the trait. I do my best to incorporate tactics that will ease the organization of my…

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A New Desk in the Studio/Workroom

Thanks For Sharing!No (April) Fooling… My New Desk is Finally In This post is just to brag and show off. I have worked at the same cramped little computer desk (a hand me down from my college age son) practically since we moved into this house. Before the acquisition of my wireless printer, I had…

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