Category Archives: Dream house

Going vintage or a brand-spankin-new home?

New Construction or an existing home: what’s right for you? Continue reading

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Houston, we have a neighborhood.

The search for our next home continues! In the last few months, we have considered housing options near downtown Jacksonville including San Marco, Brooklyn, Riverside/Avondale, and St. Nicholas, but one neighborhood has kept us coming back again and again, even after touring houses that … Continue reading

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Shopping for a new house.

Now that we have narrowed the geographic search for our next home, we have turned our attention to the house itself.  Like most shoppers, we have the typical set of criteria. Number of bedrooms – 4 bedrooms – one for each … Continue reading

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Four questions to ask yourself before your next move.

Are you moving? Here are the first 4 questions you need to answer before you start shopping for new digs. Continue reading

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Spanish Cove…Happy Trails

One happy day in the Spring of 2007, HH and I bought a 1976 traditional house in the Mandarin neighborhood of Jacksonville.  It was decorated in the style of “Early Ugly”, the previous owners having built the place 31 years … Continue reading

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When life gives you a pallet…you make a lemonade stand

A few weeks ago, a co-worker asked if I would like a pallet that had been used to deliver computer equipment to our office. He said he was going to put it in the dumpster, but he thought he should … Continue reading

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My first feature!

I am so excited to be featured today on Cynthia’s blog, ohsopinteresting.com!           With each post, she shares those wonderful, but few-and-far-between attempts to do the stuff you pin on Pinterest.  Cynthia featured my workbench project … Continue reading

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Construction recap: I only cried once.

I did it!  My first (completed) construction project. In total: One pin on Pinterest. One Turtle assistant. Four sides built. One 10 minute bout of crying, as some sides had to be built more than once so that they were … Continue reading

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Pinterest projects and Before and After “Blog Love”

In my fantasy life, I am able to do all of the stuff I pin on Pinterest (along with a few other things…like being able to go to the bathroom without someone standing outside the door screaming “MOMMY, I’M HUNGRY!!!!!!”) … Continue reading

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Sage or Rosemary? Cilantro or Parsley?

Ah, March.  How excited I am to see you, you lovely month, you! I am also excited to be planting yet another garden at Chez Boss Lady.  This year’s effort will hopefully flourish and produce a bounty of veggies and … Continue reading

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