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How to Fix a Broken Roll Top Desk


Tips on how to fix a broken rolltop desk | Anderson & Grant

Fixing a broken roll top desk is not nearly as hard as you might think.  Last Friday, I shared with you the desk that I fixed up and painted.  One of the things that was wrong with this yard sale find was that it had a broken roll top.  I had no idea how a roll top was put together when I bought the desk, but I assumed that I could figure out how to piece it back together.


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Summer in Bloom Link Party


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Hi Everyone!  Hope your summer is in full bloom!  I have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you lots of amazing summer recipes, printables and party ideas.  Now, we would like to see your favorite summer ideas.


Our Summer in Bloom Link Party starts today and will run through August 1st.  Link up any ideas new and from years past that make summer special!  You ideas will show up on all of these participating blogs...

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Yard Sale Desk Makeover


Do you ever see a piece of really junky furniture and wonder if it still has potential?  Check out this furniture transformation for proof that even the worst pieces can be made into something beautiful!  | www.andersonandgrant.com


I'm finally ready to show you the finished desk that I rescued from a yard sale at the beginning of the summer.  It was a long process and I let it sit many times just waiting for inspiration to hit about how to fix various problems it had.  But it is completed now, and it may be one of my favorite furniture transformations ever!  It truly is a complete transformation from something destined for the landfill to a piece perfect for any home.

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Homemade Mayonnaise


Homemade Mayonnaise | Anderson & Grant


I've been finding more and more that some of the foods I've been purchasing at the store just aren't as tasty to me anymore .  With all the rules about what cannot be in food in order to be healthy, I think that we've lost some of the flavor as well.  I know, I know....we have to cut back on our salt intake, but I happen to like my crackers to have a salty flavor.  I'm on a mission to try making more of my favorite foods at home rather than purchase the boxed version (or bottled version in this case).  That way, I can control the ingredients (and add extra salt if need be!).  I also happen to like knowing exactly what is in the food I'm eating.  
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My Recent Vintage Finds


Shopping for Preserved Boxwood and Ironstone | Anderson & Grant


I'm here to admit that I've been suffering from a case of mid-summer slump.  Has this been happening to you?  With the hustle of the Fourth of July holiday and family get-togethers, plus a large list of outdoor summer projects, I've been getting nothing finished.  And what I do get finished can never be photographed due to the dreary, rainy weather we've been having here in PA.  Seriously, this summer is rivaling any rainy spring that I've seen!  

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Getting Organized by Sorting through My Clothes


Getting Organized by Sorting through Clothes | www.andersonandgrant.com
So today's post isn't a typical "Here's five things you can do to organize your closet" type of organizing post.  There isn't any before pictures to make the after shots look amazing.  There isn't anything to recommend buying to aid in getting organizing.  It is just a post about what I did to find a sense of organization with my clothes and why I needed to do it.
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Dyed Deviled Eggs for the Fourth of July


Red, white, and blue deviled eggs for the Fourth of July




So how was your Fourth of July weekend?  I always love when a holiday falls on a Friday or Monday and you can get that nice three day weekend.  (For those of you who had to work over the holiday, I apologize!)






My mom and I went to a family get-together at my uncle and aunt's house.  I enjoy spending time with my dad's side of the family, but it doesn't happen very often.  They are a lively group with lots of laughing and good stories.  All in all, it was a nice way to spend the holiday.  

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Easy DIY Photo Backdrop




As a blogger, I am constantly trying to find ways to make my photography better.  One of the problems I have is trying to take pictures of things that I make in good natural light without a distracting background.  There is perfect natural light in my dining room, but I don't have large sections of bare wall available without moving heavy furniture and decorations.  I don't mind taking the time to move things around if I'm taking pictures of a piece of furniture or something large, but it is time consuming to move everything for one small product shot.  And normally, by the time I get everything moved around and set up, the light has moved on.

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