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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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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7 Tips for Designing a New Kitchen

The hubs and I have been talking about kitchens A LOT lately. And we’re not alone. It seems as though every time we mention the renovations in the new house, we discover someone else is also planning a facelift or […]

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How to Build & Organize a Pantry

Having put it off for a week or two (because so many other things), I finally got around to putting together our pantry. It seems like such a small space and such a simple project — it’s just a few […]

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