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Peel & Stick Wallpaper: New DIY Obsession!

Peel & Stick Wallpaper: New DIY Obsession!

Oh my goodness, I just discovered peel-and-stick wallpaper and it is the MOST fun. It’s easy to apply, and there’s virtually no commitment: you can peel it off and move it as many times as you want! We got this one for the laundry room: I’m putting it directly over our old wallpaper (circa 1990) […]

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Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Tenders

After a wonderfully hectic Christmas, John and I rang in the New Year with a double-date dinner at one of my favorite Austin restaurants, Fabi & Rosi.  Have you been?  If not, you must go.  The atmosphere is peaceful and romantic. The menu is European with strong German influences. (The owner, Wolfgang, is from Germany […]

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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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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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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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