Tag Archives: Renovation

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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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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I got my motor running…several times today.

Today, I used my juicer for the first time since I brought it home (courtesy of this website and for a change, it is not Pinterest) And I made homemade apple juice.  (The boys liked the taste, but missed the “real … Continue reading

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Mom’s fridge questions answered

My mom thought it looked weird in the pictures. “Is it brown?” “No, I am just not good at taking photos of refrigerators.” Her other questions…answers only. “It is stainless steel on the front, black on the sides.” “No, it … Continue reading

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Purty.

Here she is. Thank goodness for those long-term financing arrangements.  While I love having her in the house, she is way ahead of schedule. Isn’t she a beaut? This is what her predecessor looked like… Despite the alcohol (again) in … Continue reading

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Out with the old…

While I did not take true before pictures, I did stop for a moment to snap what the inside of the old fridge looked like as I was attacking it with a chisel and a hammer. Ew. And more ew. … Continue reading

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Home improved enough.

What a crazy, busy weekend.  It was filled with birthday parties and bike riding and home improvement. Lots of home improvement. On Monday, we were having the house appraised for the purpose of refinancing.  When I scheduled the appraisal appointment, the appraiser asked … Continue reading

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More dreamy kitchens

Since December, I have had a kitchen that is functional.  However, many of our design decisions still lie ahead.  Counters. Floors. Backsplash. Island or no island? So I am still clipping and dreaming, dreaming and clipping. Here are some more … Continue reading

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Yummy, dark delights

The title of this post could have gone a lot of ways.  You might even be thinking that I am going to blog about the dark chocolate “crack bark” that I plan to make sometime later this week, but I’m not.   … Continue reading

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