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Great Grey Grout

Great Grey Grout

Sunday was Grout Day, a favorite day for us because it feels final, looks great and its pretty easy. Grout Tip of the Day #1: Wear gloves.  That stuff sucks up moisture faster than a sponge. Grout Tip of the Day #2:  Vacuum up your…

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All about the Base

All about the Base

After getting the fireplace all prepped and ready, the real fun could begin!  Yet another tiling project is checked off the list with our marriage still intact (though I can see how it could cause some fighting words to be said!)  But I have to…

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Back it Up

Back it Up

It was the weekend before last when we got our fireplace tiling prep work on.  It was another one of those projects that we were subconsciously avoiding.  It was a pretty active avoidance but with a very tight schedule of projects between now and January…

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Nursery Design Musings

Nursery Design Musings

So a ton of you have been asking what our plans are for the nursery design and I have to tell you, this is one challenging room!  I want it to be cohesive but I know a lot of the things we get won’t necessarily…

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Pepper Jelly Time!

Pepper Jelly Time!

After making pickled jalapenos, we got the itch to give pepper jelly a shot.  We have been blessed with tons of jalapenos this year so we want to try all sorts of recipes.  That way we can nail down the keepers for next season. For…

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Join Us for a Shower

Join Us for a Shower

Several weeks ago, my fabulous godmother and amazing aunt threw me an incredible baby shower.  Delicious food, great company and a game that had me laughing so hard I cried and I wanted to share the good time with you. The decorations were perfect.  Gorgeous…

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Cleaning up the Ash Hole

Cleaning up the Ash Hole

Clever title eh?  The fireplace is our current major undertaking and over the past two weeks we’ve removed the ugly pink stone slabs and chipped away at mortar underneath to get it prepped for new tile.  This past weekend, we needed a fireplace cleanup to try and…

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