Update: Spring Project

Just before the holidays last year, we stopped all the work on the kitchen, pulled up the drop cloths and decided to take some time off from the renovation. After the holidays I was sick for a month straight and spent the next month or so after that, making up for lost time. That brings…

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New Project: Dining Room Sliding Doors

A common problem with one-hundred-year-plus-old homes is a small kitchen. One of the first projects we did in our home was to knock out the wall between the butlers pantry and the kitchen to expand it but it’s still pretty small by most standards. The only time I feel the small size is when we…

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Do what you can

As I was heading out the door today to clean one of our Airbnb’s, I realized the keys were missing. Ugh.. Then I remembered that I had the guest key in the lockbox. Whew! What I forgot when I got inside the Airbnb was that we recently put in a cabinet for our cleaning supplies,…

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5 Tips To Survive Your Home Renovation

Reality is never quite like its depicted in the movies or tv shows, right? And this couldn’t be any more true than during a home renovation. It takes much longer and is much more of a pain in the butt than you will ever see in a tv show. Is it worth it in the…

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Leap, and the net…

This post might upset you. Fair warning. I’m going to talk about excuses we tell ourselves and how to do away with them and make progress.. if that’s what you want. And I say “if that’s what you want”, because I fully realize that some folks are comfortable in the ‘whine and complain zone’ and…

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Kitchen Reno Update 1

Finally, finally, finally!!! I set a BIG goal in January to work on our kitchen in¬†2018. It’s a big job. After lots of stops and starts this year and working on a few things here and there, I finally got the husband to agree to set aside a little time to work on it with…

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Easy Peasy Healthy Side Dish.. whoa.

When people start out on a new path to be healthy and fit, one of the first questions I get from them is this, “what can I eat?” The second question is, “can I still eat this?” But that’s a whole ‘nother post all together. :-) So, I tell them- eat whole foods. Single ingredient…

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