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Around the Internet

As I browse around the internet, I sometimes open things I really like or want to come back to in another tab. But then I can’t close the tab – because I want to come back to it or I … Continue reading

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Mask or Embrace the Lumps & Bumps?

I’ve come to terms with the fact that the concrete floors in the basement just are what they are. And what they are is lumpy & uneven. Long ago I made peace with the fact that I won’t ever have … Continue reading

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Garden Apartment Kitchen

The garden apartment kitchen is giving me an ucler. Or maybe a migraine. Probably both. Here are the facts: The sink needs to be super narrow.  Like less than 16×20″ narrow. Which pretty much leaves me with tiny bar sink … Continue reading

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Patching a Ceiling

Measure. Triple check said measurements about 16 times. Using this, make the straight cuts. Using this, make the curvy cuts. Vacuum. Admire. Screw. Trim down the largest cut out piece to fit behind the pipe. Tape & mud. Tape & … 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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A Quick Update

This was supposed to come yesterday but this weekend (& yesterday) really flew by. In an effort to make my August 1 deadline for the garden apartment, things have been kicked into high gear. Not a night goes by without … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Toy

Found via a craigslist ad for something completely unrelated in the garage of a retiring contractor. Told to take it {for free} as the condition was unknown. Stashed in my parents basement for over a year. Forgotten about until last … Continue reading

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Eat lunch? Or sand spackle?

I am nipple deep in the sand/spackle/repeat drill. Today ~ instead of eating lunch ~ I spent the 1 hour and 13 minutes I had between my morning meeting and my afternoon meeting sanding spackle. I went from this – To this – Back … Continue reading

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Killer Vines

Yesterday, Nicole at Making it Lovely posted a photo of some vintage wallpaper she found on ebay and is saving for her daughter’s “big girl” room. It got me thinking about the wallpaper in my first childhood home. I remember that … Continue reading

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