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The holiday season is upon us. This year, Wanderstead Husband and I have made a vow to truly limit the number of items purchased and really focus on homemade and quality or unique items.

In an effort to both lower our financial footprint, but also simplify and focus more on the spirit of the season, we have both begun working on projects and gifts for loved ones.

However, I know I will be purchasing some things.

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Yesterday, while enjoying the mild sunny day on the back deck, I realized – as a shower of leaves fell around me – that fall is actually here. Fall is, without a doubt, my most favorite time of year. The crisp air begins to enter into our daily lives, the intense heat of the summer becomes a figment of our past, and I can smell the change of seasons in the air.

And no,

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If you read my list of 9 Must Have Tools then you probably have picked up on the fact that I love tools. Like, seriously love them.  So for me, just the basics won’t and don’t cut it.  Furthermore, I tackle some pretty big projects.  I really enjoy fixing things around the house, building things for the Wanderstead Wife and family as well as trying to make a bit of a living.  An extensive tool collection is a must.

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There are any number of “must have” lists out there, but one that I think is perhaps overlooked or glossed over is a list of tools that everyone should have readily on hand.  Whether it’s an emergency repair or a small DIY project, everyone should have immediate access to some very basic tools.  The following is what I think of as a BASIC tool set.  My collection is somewhat more extensive, however compared to some mine would be considered basic so don’t be intimidated.

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You guys! I saw RAIN coming in the forecast! I know for non-Californians, that isn’t very exciting, but for me? Well I’m just about up to HERE with this triple digit heat. I don’t see serious rain, but I did see it mentioned and that means that fall is basically here.

Know what fall means? Crockpots & cozy, homemade meals. And I just love my crockpot more than an average person. I may or may not own three,

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