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 the recipe, you will need the following: 4 cups finely

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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 flowers, a beautiful cake (that matched the balloons, napkins, and

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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 get rid of that burned stone look, if possible.  Here

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Gray Owl

Picking paint colors is no easy chore and that daunting task looms in front of a project in a way that makes it easy to just avoid it all together.  There are too many subtle shifts in light, too hard to hit that balance of calm without being boring, gauging how much light the room gets and

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Dressing up the Built Ins

Crowning and Shoeing the built-in bookshelves wasn’t all we had to do.  That just took one day.  We also had to sand down the weird bumps and Bondo/wood putty the damaged areas to get started (sorry, no pics!).  Then we got started on the more interesting stuff. Here we split our time, Eric replacing the center

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Bookshelf Coronation

Well the parlor is looking pretty fabulous as you might have known if you had glimpsed at our Instagram, though there is still some work to do in there.  This room has been a little bit unusual since we didn’t photograph nearly enough and we didn’t really tackle one project at a time but kind

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It’s a Girl!

We’re having a baby girl!  Still trying to wrap our heads around that one but we’re slowly getting things into place.  We debated whether or not to find out if she’s a she but Eric put his foot down, and after we found out I was very glad we did.  Partly because I was convinced she

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