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Back to Life and Back to the Past.

We just returned from a delightful trip to Florida. Impeccably timed to¬†allow us an escape from the whirlwind our lives have become over the past few months, and perfectly timed to enjoy the most blissful weather Florida could possibly provide. Before we left for this family trip Bridget had her tenth prolonged illness of the… Continue reading Back to Life and Back to the Past.

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Windows…they don’t make them like they used to.

No really, they don’t. And even when you ask for the new windows for your addition to match the old as perfectly as possible, well, that doesn’t always work out completely as expected either. We have 101 year old windows in our home; one of my favorite features of this magical home. We are keeping… Continue reading Windows…they don’t make them like they used to.

100 years old · 1916 · attic · before and after · changes · Dallas · family · guest room · Highland Park · historic home · home · home restoration · laundry room · life balance · Master bathroom · Master bedroom · old house · photography · playroom · preservation · Puff the Magic Dragon · renovation · restoration · sisters · staircase · Texas · Uncategorized · windows

Midpoint Updates: My heart and Upstairs.

Below: Bridget (3) and Evie (1) in their new room, May 2016. Below: Bridget (4…and a half as that half is supremely important to a 4 1/2 year old) and Evie (2) in their new room, April 2017. To be very honest tonight, my heart is a bit tired. April was a vastly challenging month,… Continue reading Midpoint Updates: My heart and Upstairs.