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Custom Built Threshold

Custom Built Threshold

Since the floor in our bathroom is so much higher than the hardwood floor (under the soon-to-be ripped up carpet) we couldn’t find a threshold that would fit the ~1-5/8″ step.  So…. we made our own.  Anytime I get to use our table saw I…

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Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops

Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops

When we were at the grocery store last week, the pork chops were buy one get one free and with the extra protein needed for baby, we couldn’t resist!  So after doing some research, we found a recipe for Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops.  Most…

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Parlor Plans

Parlor Plans

We’ve made up our minds for the parlor with much thanks to all of you who voiced your opinions!  And the verdict is… (drum roll please)… to keep the built-ins as is.  We played around with some alternate options like extending the shelving over the…

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We’re having a baby!

We’re having a baby!

Wellll… there’s been more than bathroom fixtures and house guests distracting us from major house renovations lately, even if it isn’t due to arrive until January 10th. Surprise!  We’re having a baby. We found out Mother’s Day weekend and have been holding it in for…

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Design Dilemma

Design Dilemma

We are rounding the bend and headed to the finish line on the guest bathroom.  All those annoying, little, boring finishing details are finally getting tackled so we’ll be able to show you what we’ve been working on the past couple of weeks while we’ve…

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Venetian Pearl

Venetian Pearl

Well we didn’t get much accomplished this last weekend but we definitely enjoyed some cooler Indiana weather and the company of some pretty awesome people.  We have been staying pretty busy doing general (aka boring) home maintenance projects and we are just getting started on…

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Secret Garden

Secret Garden

The garden isn’t really so secret anymore now that it has ballooned into the giant mass of green that it is at the moment.  We have had some dud plants, but for the most part we’re having singing success with our little garden back there…

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