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How to Organize, Store & Display Your Legos – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of “Lord Business Lego Camp” Lego Organization. This post is for those Lego lovers who appreciate the tidiness and order of Lord Business, but also have a bit of a Master Builder rebel side.

If you haven’t read Part 1 – Some (re)Assembly Required yet, you can visit it here to read about how my five year old son spent much of last summer reassembling thirty obliterated Lego sets in our “Lord Business Lego Camp.”

In Part 2, I’ll explain how we solved our Lego organization crisis with a solution that pleased the Lord Business (me) and Master Builders (my son, my daughter and my husband) in our house.
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Organize Your Legos

How to Organize Your Legos – Part 1: Some (re)Assembly Required


They’re every parent’s dream when a new set keeps your child occupied for a few blissful hours (or minutes) of silence, but every parent’s nightmare when that “it costs HOW MUCH?!” set soon gets crumbled into 520 anonymous pieces, lost forever in the Lego abyss of all your other destroyed Lego sets.

So, how do you deal with the Lego madness?
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How to "Fix" an Injured Butterfly in 10 Easy Steps

How to “Fix” an Injured Butterfly in 10 Easy Steps

It’s that time of year again! The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the leaves are back on the trees. Ahhhh Spring has sprung! Perhaps my favorite part of spring is welcoming the wide assortment of butterflies that come to visit us in our back yard to snack on one of the Crepe Myrtles or get a drink from the birdbath.

Sadly, from time to time we encounter a butterfly that has been injured. I like to think the injury was a result of some type of West Side Story butterfly street fight but more likely it was just due to the excessive enthusiasm of a two year old with a net and bad aim. There’s not much sadder than the sight of a beautiful butterfly grounded due to a torn wing.
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My Favorite Anniversary Present

Can You Find My Favorite Anniversary Present?

My husband and I aren’t big on giving gifts. We already have a lot of stuff and we’re both really bad about buying things when we want them so not only is there nothing that either one of us really needs, there’s not even usually something that we want that the other could buy.

For a while we tried to make gift buying more interesting by creating gift-giving themes like, “Spend $10 at a Walgreen’s” or “Spend $10 on something that could be featured on Antique Roadshow someday.”
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Our Bathroom Remodel Episode 8 I'm a Knob Snob

Bathroom Remodel – Episode 8 – I’m a Knob Snob


I buy cheap wine, most of my kids’ toys (and clothes) are purchased off of our neighborhood Facebook Garage Sale page and I usually go with ‘cost efficient’ over ‘luxury’.

So why would I spend my whole morning driving the equivalent of a trip to San Antonio to spend 3x as much money for cabinet knobs at Restoration Hardware (a store I usually avoid at all costs) instead of my beloved Lowes?

Because I’m a knob snob.
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My Carbon Monoxide Detector is Trying to Kill Me - TheDustyParachute.com

My Carbon Monoxide Detector is Trying to Kill Me

I like to think that I’m a ‘glass half full’ kind of girl and typically focus on the good in life. But at least once a day I encounter a product that is so poorly designed that I want to take it out to a field and destroy it “Office Space” style.

I’m sure you’ve been there too. You know, the blow dryer that has a button that turns it off when you were just trying to turn up the heat?  Or the shower knob at the hotel that takes two intelligent adults at least three tries each to figure out how to turn it on?

Is it you?  Are you crazy?
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