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Master Bedroom Progress.

The Master bedroom is a fully new space in the home. We added this room to the second floor above our new kitchen and den. It was hard to see what this space would become, but now that it is nearing completion, I can see that this room will be a calming and soothing retreat… Continue reading Master Bedroom Progress.

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Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.

I still cannot believe that we now have fully defined rooms thanks to the drywall installers. Not only did they make quick work of a big and rather complex project, they also happily sang the days away while cutting, hanging, and finishing the drywall. They were a delightful group to be around, and I am… Continue reading Finishing the Drywall and Moving Forward.

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Home: Insulation from weather and life.

Home physically protects us from the cold winter winds and the scorching summer sun. Home emotionally protects us from the unpredictable and unexpected turns of life. The love in a home is vital, it is the heartbeat, it is the life, it is what makes this often sad and challenging world a safe and happy… Continue reading Home: Insulation from weather and life.

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Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.

Brick and Mortar: Textural, real, solid, sturdy, gritty, heavy, palpable. Video Tour: Fleeting, clean, abstract, intangible, superficial. What an odd pairing for tonight. But, actually, perhaps not so odd after all. I feel like this is the way life is today. We shop, work, communicate, travel, learn, explore, play, imagine, create, and connect on our… Continue reading Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.

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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.

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Mid Point Status Updates: Living Room, Dining Room, and Office.

I am still sick and now Evie, the 2 year old is sick. Bunker and Bridget are so far holding strong against the wave of illness, and I hope that continues at least until tomorrow night after Bridget’s big ballet recital! Well, life goes on, and so does the renovation. Thanks to everyone who has… Continue reading Mid Point Status Updates: Living Room, Dining Room, and Office.

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Mid Point Status Updates: Powder Bath and Basement.

I have a cold. Not just the sniffles. This is the cold that actually makes you think you might be patient zero of a new super cold. I wish that I could just push the pause button and let myself recover for the next few days, but alas, I have a two year old who… Continue reading Mid Point Status Updates: Powder Bath and Basement.