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Photo Tour: Courtesy of Bridget and Evie.

We went to the house this morning (before the heat soared up to currently 101 degrees at 4 pm) to check on the progress of several aspects of the house. Bridget and Evie both took turns with my phone capturing images of their own home through their own eyes. What a treat for me to… Continue reading Photo Tour: Courtesy of Bridget and Evie.

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Window Progress Report: Original Window Restoration.

Our 100 (and one!) year old home has the most gorgeously pulled glass windows, complete with functional (albeit laboriously painted shut) weights and pulleys. I love these windows and we are delighted to restore them to their former glory softly filtering sunlight into our home, filling the space with breaths of fresh air. A cheerful… Continue reading Window Progress Report: Original Window Restoration.

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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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Bringing life back into our 100 year old windows, a slow process.

I love our 100 year old home, and especially the effervescently¬†luminous windows, but they have not necessarily felt beloved over the past several years. They are all tightly¬†painted shut with layer upon layer of variously colored paints, some were fully concealed behind drywall and bookshelves, and others were shattered. I adore these resilient windows, and… Continue reading Bringing life back into our 100 year old windows, a slow process.

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10 Years together and a lifetime together ahead.

Sorry for my absence as of late. We left town again, and upon return from our last trip I needed lots and lots of baby snuggles from my precious girls. I am finally getting my feet back on the ground and caught up on laundry, bills, groceries, and all those lovely mundane necessities of life.… Continue reading 10 Years together and a lifetime together ahead.

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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.