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Déjà vu Complements of “Superstorm Sandy”

You may have heard that the eastern part of North America was subjected to a huge storm called Hurricane Sandy. The first thing I need to say is how grateful I am that we were safe, dry and warm throughout … Continue reading

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Moving in Phase 1: A step closer to done!

Friday the carpet was installed in the master bedroom completing the work on the new addition. After 142 days of anticipation, we’re officially occupying our new space! Our weekend was consumed by uncovering, cleaning and moving our great room and … Continue reading

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The great room is looking …. GREAT!

Today the great room lost its blanket of boxes, saws, trim and tools in preparation for grouting the floor and I have to do a quick post to share because it is really looking GREAT! The entertainment unit is gradually … Continue reading

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Kitchen Contemplation

The home renovation shows don’t show you every step in the process of making a new kitchen a reality.  Most likely because so many of the steps are mundane and don’t make for good TV drama.  Creating the templates for … Continue reading

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Paint and tile Italian style!

24″ x 24″, rectified, porcelain, Italian and gorgeous; the tile was a major splurge so I’m delighted that it looks as fantastic as I imagined it would.  From the very first tile I could barely contain my excitement (likely annoying … Continue reading

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Before and Almost

I can’t call it “Before and After” yet but Tim (contractor) suggested we’re ALMOST there.  Today the stone masons finished the stone at the back of the house and took the scaffolding down so I could get my first real … Continue reading

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How many masons does it take to do a fireplace?

In our case, the answer is 3 but they’re doing more than the fireplace. In my “Picky Picky Picky” blog of Jan 11th, I wrote about going to pick out the stone for the fireplace and for outside.  We’re finally … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a dreamy master bathroom.

There isn’t a shortage of bathrooms in “the lake house” (3 full bathrooms and a powder room). One of these bathrooms will be gutted and expanded and will become the new master bathroom. It was a challenge to get a … Continue reading

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Island Point of View

So ….. Did you miss me? I’m sorry if you’ve been anxiously awaiting the next installment of this blog.  I don’t have one good excuse; I have a bunch of little ones that have resulted in not getting around to … Continue reading

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Perspective – Literally and Metaphorically

Perspective – the way objects appear to the eye Today the drywall hanging crew arrived bright and early and by the end of the day boards will be up throughout the new addition.  I put together a couple quick panoramas … Continue reading

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