Category Archives: general


What’s in My Pockets?

Put the finishing touches on the garden apartment {yup! Finishing touches!!} and I wondered why my pants kept falling down. These jeans aren’t big on me and yet I had to keep tugging at the waistband. Then it dawned on … Continue reading

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Working Windows Would Be Welcome

Our windows are crap. Plain and simple. {what the master bedroom looked like “before”} They’re cheap vinyl replacement windows that have outlived their usefulness and need to be replaced. Some don’t open. Some don’t close. Some have cracked glass. Seals … Continue reading

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Homegrown Lunch

I took a personal day today. The garden unit still isn’t finished and it needs to be. Like yesterday. After finally finishing a post for Glocally {my follow-up review of the Newark Boat Tour}, I decided to make myself some … Continue reading

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Multifunction Dog Toys

What do you do when you’re all alone and you need to move the dining room table back into the dining room and don’t want to scratch your floors? Why you use your dog’s toys, of course!! {“Why was it … Continue reading

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Media Epicenter For Sale

The garden apartment isn’t quite done but – as usual – I’m already starting the next project. To make room, the tv/entertainment unit has got to go. Still in great shape and was awesome in the apartment; just doesn’t work … Continue reading

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Cooking Shirtless

It’s 6:45 on Tuesday evening and 90 degrees in my kitchen and I’m making spaghetti sauce. From scratch. Clearly, a logical choice; standing over a hot stove making hot food in a hot house on a hot evening in a … Continue reading

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Where Did I Leave Off?

Rolling back into the regular bloggy routine is taking more discipline than anticipated. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t started the summer renos and therefore don’t have much new content. I know I left you hanging on a few projects – … Continue reading

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Summer TO DO List

It’s that time of year. Time for lists and lists and more lists. I ❤ lists. So. What’s on tap for the summer? 1. Finally finish the basement garden apartment. OMG this basement has taken forever but this summer it’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Brick City Love

Exactly 1 year ago today, I was lying in bed taking a nap and Rob was sitting in the living room of our apartment. We were anxiously wondering if today was the day. Would we actually close on this amazing … Continue reading

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Go Play!

New Jersey has been hit with a bout of superb spring weather. It’s mild, sunny and in the mid to high 50’s. Yesterday I started another project simply for an excuse to be outside. Of course it’s now sitting in … Continue reading

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