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Oooh, aaaah, we have a new outdoor bar cart

Last Christmas, my sister and her husband bought us an outdoor bar cart for use when entertaining in the backyard. It’s, of course, been cold and rainy these past few months, so no one has needed it. With Memorial Day … Continue reading

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The Garage Renovation Project has commenced – Phase 1 (Painting)

A new year, a new home project. The chaos that is our garage has been bothering me for eons. Yes, that’s right. Eons. I’ve been cleaning it out slowly these past few months, but that’s only step one. The next … Continue reading

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Follow-up on the new master bedroom closet

Quick follow-up on our master bedroom closet and the renovation that started last December – we started organizing and hanging up our clothes last month. Still working out what makes the most sense, but so far, so good. Still need … Continue reading

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Exciting home updating news – new TVs (and new devices) in interesting places

We had a $200 credit from Verizon / Samsung after upgrading our FiOS plan. It had sat around unused for many months because I didn’t know how to use it. We could use it towards a new TV, Chromebook, tablet, … Continue reading

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We’ve begun our final home improvement project of the year – updating our master bedroom

You know what’s ironic to me? This year, we had planned to add recessed lighting to the family room, and paint the interior walls for the entire main floor. If we were lucky, we wanted to paint/stain the railings as … Continue reading

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I have no money — all of my money is tied up in fancy garage doors

I think it was July or August when our main garage door broke. Specifically, one of the torsion springs snapped, and we’ve been unable to open the door ever since. I had a company come out to look at it … Continue reading

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We renovated our main floor powder room/bathroom (What do you call it?)

In August/September 2018, we used a local contractor to renovate our main floor powder room / bathroom. It’s been annoying us for a long while now — it was very outdated. Due to cost, we opted to keep the tile … Continue reading

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Newest additions to our 1st floor powder room – window shade and floating shelf

Last week after getting home from London, I finally got around to installing the new window shade (no cord) and a floating wall shelf. The wall shelf was surprisingly easy to install. The shade took a lot of measuring and … Continue reading

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New pantry shelves, people. What a time to be alive.

Ever since we had to rebuild our pantry, we’ve been cramped up for space. I don’t know, we never liked the original wire shelving, but the pantry never seemed to have much capacity. Nums finally found some additional shelving. They’re … Continue reading

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I’ve waited about four years for this – functioning backyard patio lights

Does four years seem like a long time? In hindsight, it sure sounds like it. I think it was summer 2015 when I discovered the backyard patio lights didn’t work for a real reason. New house, lots of tasks and … Continue reading

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