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March 2016

The house, The Yard

We’ve Added a Fence

We’ve Added a Fence Having a dog without a fence is not the most enjoyable situation. Especially when you live on a lake and said dog loves swimming. Or when said dog loves wandering off into the neighbors yard, crossing streets without looking both ways or chasing cats up trees. These reasons, along with the fact that we’re getting tired of putting Moxie on a cord every time she needs to go outside, led us to the construction of a fence. We wanted to put it up right away, but  ...

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The house

The Thirty-Five Day Check-In

Our First Home Renovation: Thirty-Five Day Check-In It’s been thirty-five days since we closed on the house. Thirty-five days. That doesn’t sound like much. And it’s not really. We’ve got a never-ending to-do list and it’s only been a month. However, when I look back at what we have accomplished so far, I realize that we’ve done more in a little over a month than some people do in a year. So, for those of you who are just joining in on the fun or for those of you who would like a little  ...

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The house, The Yard

Removing the Ramps

Removing the Outside Ramps Staying on trend with this house’s ridiculous need to have multiples of everything (four water heaters, three outside electrical meters, two furnaces, etc.) it would only make sense that there would be two outside ramps – one at each main entrance. The ramps left a lot to be desired, to say the least. Between the rotting wood, the rusty metal stairs and chintzy plastic rafters, it was determined that the ramps needed to come down as soon as possible.  ...

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Decor, DIY Project, The house

DIY Chicken Wire Picture Frame

I am loving all things chicken wire. I love the farmhouse style and love how chicken wire seems to show up in such unexpected places. So, when Brett and I were perusing the thrift stores and he found these two beautiful wood windows, I immediately thought chicken wire. Because naturally, what else would come to mind? Supplies 100 grit sand paper Rust-oleum Chalked in Country Gray Chicken wire Dark antique wax; we used Amy Howard at Home (found at Ace Hardware) Paint brush Cotton cloth  ...

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