Monthly Archives: June 2012

A cook gardens.

We’re still formulating a plan for landscaping the backyard but there is one thing I just can’t wait for – the kitchen garden.  I’m afraid I don’t have a great deal of patience for landscaping that I can’t eat. By … Continue reading

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Duct Tape or Duck Tape?

The answer is BOTH.  Nearby Avon, OH is home to ShurTech Brands’ Duck Brand duct tape and also the Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival.  I was very curious when I heard there was an entire weekend-long event dedicated to duct … Continue reading

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No more excuses!

The house is a mess….. There’s no gym nearby…… It’s raining / snowing / cold / hot…. None of these excuses are any good now because yesterday I set up our new exercise area. The original master bedroom has been … Continue reading

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Ironing can be improved with a view.

I’m not a big fan of domestic chores with the exception of cooking.  Laundry isn’t at the bottom of the list, bathrooms would hold that position, but ironing can be tedious. I find don’t mind it as much these days … Continue reading

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Closet to Bedroom Transformation

You’ve probably heard lots of stories of people turning a small bedroom into a closet. I’ve already blogged about how we turned a bedroom into a bathroom and another bedroom into his and her closets as part of our master … Continue reading

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Everyone Needs a Good Nook!

I needed a very special nook.  It needed to be big and strong and lighted. We decided to make use of the odd shaped opening beside the existing stone fireplace.  The original living room wall had a half wall of … Continue reading

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Showing an old house a little love.

I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to take many trips to Italy.  My first trip was the summer I turned 7. It was then that I was first introduced to my extended Italian family. My mother was born in … Continue reading

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