June 2022

June Thought of the Month

"Only the educated are free."

~ Epictetus

May 2022

May Thought of the Month

"Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door."

~ Kyle Chandler

Who remembers the old saying "God helps those who help themselves"? To me that means the good luck, right place right time moments — whatever you want to call it — in life will not just happen. We play as important a role in our successes as chance.

Kitchen Little Remodel - No Painting!

Kitchen Little Remodel - No Painting!

My playscale kitchen has been a pink and white color scheme for ages. When I decided to redecorate, I considered removing the Kitchen Little Deluxe Kitchen Center. But I couldn't find any playsets with drawers and cabinets. Check out what I did to remodel it without changing anything permanently, some steps might work for your other remodel projects.

April 2022

April Thought of the Month

"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit."

~ Conrad Hilton

March 2022

March Thought of the Month

"I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up."

~ Beverly Sills

Intentionally or not, there will be people in our lives who limit us. We see it in our movies and books.The villains who do their best to stop the heroes. Well meaning (or not) friends and family who discourage the main character from taking the risks that could lead to great rewards. The evil boss who sabotages or steals the work of an employee.

Wireless Lighting

March 2022

Wireless Lighting

If you're like me you love dioramas with working lights and wish there were easy ways to add them to your own. Over the years, I've tried different options: battery-operated and blug-in Christmas lights, Christmas village string lights, even battery tea lights. But this recent discovery is my favorite so far.

Star-Spangled LED Push Lights box
Star-Spangled LED Push Lights

February 2022

February Thought for the Month

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."

~ Confucius

January 2022

January Thought of the Month

"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."

~ C.S. Lewis

Who hasn't ended a year, a month, or even a work day wondering where the time went? I don't remember thinking that when I was a child, except when summer was ending and school about to start. It's all a matter of perception because time itself moves at the same steady pace it always has. We have crammed so much into our days that we've lost control of our time.

December 2021

December Thought of the Month

"Grow wise. Grow strong. But never grow up."

~ Disney Studios

Children have a near infinite capacity to imagine and to believe. They can see the possibilities through the mundane. A cloud is a marching elephant, Santa Claus is real and brings presents every Christmas. They can believe that with a little bit of pixie dust Wendy, Michael, and John could go flying over London with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.

November 2021

November Thought of the Month

"I believe that we all have a responsibility to give back. No one becomes successful without lots of hard work, support from others, and a little luck. Giving back creates a virtuous cycle that makes everyone more successful."

~ Ron Conway

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