How to Build and Style a Book Wall (or Keel Over Trying)

Being an unabashed book geek, I’ve acquired more than a few (dozen) bookshelves worth of reading material. Each time the hubs and I move (which is frequently), one of our first concerns is “where are we going to put the […]

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The Renovation: Before and After

The great thing about having a lot of people over is the motivation it provides to tidy up. If it’s a few friends, I can usually let stuff slide — after all who doesn’t have piles of papers, books, a […]

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Kitchen renovation: What worked and what didn’t

We’ve been in the new house for almost three months now (!). Most of the boxes are unpacked, much of the furniture has found its new spot — for now! We’ve still got contractors coming to nearly every week in […]

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A Bittersweet Goodbye: the Farewell House Tour

The signs are up, the photos taken, the lock box attached–our house is officially FOR SALE! It’s exciting to be actually on the move (again) but I’m quietly dreading the process of showings (always too-little notice) and negotiations (always late […]

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6 Home Renovation Mistakes … and how to avoid them

Back in 2005, the hubs and I bought our first house together. Being young(er) and naive, we thought we’d live there for the next 20 years and raise our family there. We put a lot of love and sweat and […]

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