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Iced Tea on the Back Porch

This is the third August that has come around and I haven’t had to think about school. Instead of thinking on lesson plans and books and remembering kids’ names, I’m thinking on canning and freezing the garden’s produce, and sitting on the back porch with a glass of mint iced tea and enjoying these soon-to-be-glorious days of September. 584 more words

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The Tree-House Effect

As young children, how many of you longed for that tree-house experience?  You know the one: that magical fortress high above the ground accessible only by a rickety rope ladder.  432 more words

House Restoration

What were they thinking? Part 1

The Kitchen Sink:

So what issue of any design magazine thought this was a good idea?  Yes, I am talking about that teeny tiny sink in the corner. 273 more words

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Monday Musing

After a quiet weekend, Monday is back with the sounds of hammering, sawing, and drilling.  Before I left this morning, our crew was moving furniture out of the breakfast nook, so I knew that could be where we might see some progress today. 155 more words

House Restoration


I’m Shannon! A happily middle-aged American wife and mommy of three girls (and two cats).

A year and a half ago we moved into our very own (very fixer upper) home. 338 more words


In the Zone

We did move into this house with the understanding that we needed to get some critical work done. When we bought the house, we knew the first order of business would be to replace the electrical in order to meet insurance requirements and safety standards. 511 more words

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Outdoor Spaces

We have spent a lot of time in these outdoor spaces over the past couple of weeks or so – trimming, cutting, shaping, pruning, picking… (our gardener, Emiliano Lopez has helped too). 192 more words

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