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Snug as a Bug in the Dining Room

Snug as a Bug in the Dining Room

We might have bitten off more than we can chew this past weekend… and with 17 weekends left before this baby’s due date we’re hoping that’s a good thing.  We now have 3 rooms under “active” construction (all the rooms are still under construction but…

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Pickled Jalapenos!

Pickled Jalapenos!

Even though most of our garden has shriveled up and died, we are still picking peppers like we’re Peter Piper.  Now we have to figure out what to do with baskets of jalapeños and chili peppers.  We started out with a pickled jalapeño recipe. I only…

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Parlor (and Life) Update!

Parlor (and Life) Update!

Well we don’t want you running off and thinking that just because we’re having a baby you’re off the hook from reading this blog.  Granted we haven’t posted in almost a month but we really do plan on continuing as often as feasible because we…

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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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