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Lost Words of My Kitchen Project…

May 16, 2016
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This past weekend with the help of my wonderful girls, I managed to renew my old tired kitchen and transform it into a modern, refreshed space. There are a few finishing details – so the completed photo will be posted later this week.

Before work started – old tired ugly wood cupboards.

 

albedineity n 1652 -1652
whiteness
The monotonous albedineity of the snow-covered field was blinding.

impigrity n 1623 -1721 quickness; speed The impigrity of the contract’s signing led to vexing legal wranglings.

novaturient adj 1679 -1679
desiring changes or alterations
The novel’s author rightly rejected the novaturient wishes of the screenwriters

operiment n 1650 -1656
a covering
If you don’t get an operiment for your classic car, it will rust away in a brief time.

patration n 1656 -1656
perfection or completion of something
The patration of my dissertation will be an occasion for great merriment.

Primed cupboards – getting brighter and disguising the ugly!

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My sentence: After years of novaturient, I succeeded, with the help of my girls, in operimenting my ugly old wooden kitchen cupboards. Even the albedineity of the primer made me happy. With only the weekend available to complete the project, impigrity was paramount to achieve the patration of a new look kitchen.

What projects have you undertaken in your home that had a time constraint?

And as promised the finished result…I used the colour from the lino accent colour and matched it for the cupboards!

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Are You Making the Most of Your Memberships..?

February 24, 2014
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Many of us have memberships to organizations but after the inital enthusiactic blush of newness there seems to be a decline in involvement.

Why is this?

We have paid good money for an annual membership, why not ultilize it for the whole year?

I volunteered at a local event both days of this past weekend. The Arts Expo is held annually and show cases local artisans. However, many of the members did not attend, whether as participants or visitors to support their fellow members. I find this extremely sad. Organizations strive to support and promote their members at every opportunity, so why does it fall on the same few members time and again?

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A membership can give so much if we get involved. Not only it is an opportunity to promote our own work but also network and form new friendships. During the weekend, I got to know several members of my writers group, the Writers Foundation of Stathcona County a great deal more. It was an enjoyable two days and I am glad to help at all the events laid on for our group, my publisher, Dream Write Publishing and the Arts and Culture Council of Strathcona County (ACCSC) who promote all forms of the arts, from weavers to potters to authors and a good deal more. Don’t forskae your memberships – use them to your advantage.

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The more we are involved, the more we get out of our membership. Consider your memberships and make the commitment to utilize them to their full potential, after all you paid for it!

We are lucky to have a proactive mayor, Rxanne Carr, who is commited in making culture accessable and promoted within our community. The more we do, the better the results.

Get involved.

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