Traditional Surprise

We’re closing in on all these bathrooms and I’m getting excited to reveal them to you, but I’m already annoyed because I still only have my phone camera and barely know how to use that. 😉 Maybe you guys all just need to come over for a huge reveal party (someone bring a latte machine!) …

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Boring Maintenance

We do a lot of tedious maintenance-type work around here that never makes it to the blog. Like cleaning out the gutters. After all the flash flooding and wind, we apparently had trees sprouting in our gutters. Stupid acorns and leaves and seedlings. Constant work. You know. You have a house. When we bought this …

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Guess Who’s 5?!

My baby. My baby is five today. FIVE YEARS OLD. I don’t really want to talk about it. :'( This five has nothing in the world to do with his age. I just liked it because we have five awesome people living in our house. Or four awesome people plus me. Whatevs. I found it …

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Board and Batten

If you looked closely at this picture from this post, you may have seen a sneak peak of today’s project. I actually measured for this right before Christmas, but knew I wouldn’t get started on it for a while. In order to avoid having to remeasure later, I marked my spots with masking tape. It …

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Let them be helpful!

“Let them be little.” Isn’t that the most wonderful saying? I was born 30. I swear it. Long, too-personal story, but in a nutshell: I didn’t have much of a childhood. Because of that, I’m constantly trying to let my kids be little. Oh what a delicate line that is. I don’t want them to …

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For Rent

If you’ve been following along, you’ll remember that last week we found mold in the second of two back-to-back evictions (affectionately referred to as E2). Last I posted about it, we knew it must be something to do with the outside water faucet, but needed to tear into the wall to figure out why it …

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Thonet Love

Do you know what a Thonet chair is? Specifically a Viennese cafe chair? I love them. But, you know, I love pretty much love all chairs. Except this one. What the heck? Anyway, I’ve wanted some Thonet chairs for quite some time. I love the bent wood and the caning. Not sure why. You just …

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I Can’t Sit Still (part 2)

So last time I told you about an ottoman that I found on the curb and re-purposed into a fun little pouf. (The legs will also be reused on our bathroom vanities.) We’re on vacation right now, but I worked up this post about another curb-side find so that my brother wouldn’t have to go …

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We’re getting somewhere.

Okay, so I’m not really painting the house yet. I was more just painting the garage door so it doesn’t look so trashy until we do get around to really painting the house, remember? I still had some prep work to do, though. The garage door was nasty. It must not have been cleaned ever. …

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All You Gotta Do Is Ask

So, true story. The day after I typed up Monday’s post, where I said, “Now if I could just find a storm door for $20,” I found a storm door. Not for $20, but it was a steal. Now don’t go thinking this is how life happens. It doesn’t. I didn’t just start looking for …

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