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Take The Human Steps

Take The Human Steps

So I’ve got good news and bad news.  I’ll start with the good news (otherwise, the bad news won’t really make sense). Here’s the good news: My goal (for a very long time) has been to host a cooking show on PBS. And although I’m still a little in disbelief, I am happy to say […]

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The Evanescence of Happiness

The Evanescence of Happiness

Today was one of those days … it was so good that I just want to soak up the past twelve hours, if I could, with every pore of my being.  No, it’s not that today was particularly eventful.  But it was meaningful to me. For one thing, it was Jack’s first day of preschool. […]

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The Small Things, Lest We Forget

The Small Things, Lest We Forget

Did I tell you that we’re living with my parents during the remodel? Whenever I mention this to friends, I always get one of two responses: (1) You must be SO looking forward to moving, or (2) You must be SO grateful that you don’t have to pay rent AND a mortgage. My response I […]

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Meet Chef Lloyd

Meet Chef Lloyd

Saturday mornings are usually pretty hectic at our house. John wants to go to the gym. I want to go to yoga. Someone has to stay with the baby. Plus we need to check on the remodel … to prepare for the next week’s work, to mow the lawn, to water the grass. But yesterday morning, I […]

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Hello Kitchen Cabinets!

Hello Kitchen Cabinets!

Hooray!  We are finally installing the kitchen cabinets.  (For more context, see my previous posts here, here, and here.)  Here are pics of the transformation so far: Already, I am totally smitten for this kitchen.  Three more weeks until we get to move in.  Countdown begins now!  

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My [Usually] Uneventful Life

My [Usually] Uneventful Life

In college, my best friend Shannon and I used to always watch The Rock. That movie with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage? It’s a good one. Our favorite line is when Cage is explaining to Connery that his life is usually pretty mundane, and so he is not used to dealing with dangerous chemicals. He says, […]

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Kitchen In Progress

Kitchen In Progress

The remodel of our new (old) house is coming along well!  We have a lot more to do, but I wanted to share the progress that we’ve made on the kitchen so far. First, a close up of the original kitchen when we bought the house.  Not bad, but not exactly what I’ve always dreamed […]

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Less Is More

Less Is More

Starting a new hobby can be expensive.  Believe me, I should know. First, there was soccer … then the cake business … then skeet shooting … then Latin dancing … handmade aprons … and hand-painted sandals.  Plus cooking, of course.             With all of these hobbies, in exchange for some worthy experience, I always […]

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I Turned My Camera On

I Turned My Camera On

And that’s pretty much all I did on this phase of the project.  As you’ll see from the pictures, my dad, my husband, and our trusty contractors deserve all the credit for the next phase in our home remodeling process. When John and I bought the house, the living room had wood paneling on the […]

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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

John and I bought our first house!  Right now, we are in the process of remodeling the inside.  The house was built in the late-1970s, and very little was done since then, so as you can imagine, we are making big changes.  The living room is a good example. Here is what it looked like […]

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