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October 2010

Etsy Thursday

ETSY THURSDAY: OFFICE EDITION

Here we are, another Etsy Thursday! This week, we are going to be highlighting a few of our favorite unique office supplies found on Etsy. Let’s get started… First off, we have an iPhone/iPod docking station from WoodTec. Greg has officially put this on his Christmas wish list! “Re-connect with nature as you charge your apple devices.” Handmade from cedar wood, this docking station is the perfect mix of natural and high tech. Using a standard USB plug, it can…

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Master Bathroom

MASTER BATHROOM RENOVATION: PART 1

bathroom renovation

When Greg and I were handed the keys the day after closing, the very first rooms we wanted to tackle were the hall and master bathrooms. We’ve already talked about the hall bathroom, which was very narrow and visually closed off.  Let’s just say the main problem in the master bathroom was… quite the opposite. The vanity area was actually in the bedroom, while the shower and toilet were in their own separate room. Even better, the vanity area was…

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Exterior

OUR GROOVY BACKYARD

fall tree

We  haven’t talked much about the backyard yet, and with everything going on inside at the moment, we probably won’t until the Spring.  For now, we are sticking to house projects (of which we have plenty) rather than yard beautification, but that doesn’t mean we won’t share some cool stuff from the yard every now and then! Speaking of cool stuff, check out what I like to call the “Tie Dye Tree” in our back yard. It’s dark green on…

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Flooring

AND THE WINNER IS…

floorstains1

A few posts ago, we talked about hardwood floor stain colors. As we mentioned, we narrowed down our options to three: Dark Walnut, Ebony and Jacobean. The next day, our super-nice “floor guy”, Frank, applied them to the floor to let us see the stains on our red oak floors. We looked at the above samples in every lighting possible: sunlight, lights on, lights off, in the dark and even three different kinds of light bulbs. Call us crazy, but…

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Holiday

HOW SOON IS TOO SOON?

miracle on 34th street

You might think I’m a little crazy, but I’m already watching Christmas movies. I love how a good classic Christmas movie makes you feel like everything is going to resolve with a perfectly choreographed “impromptu” song and dance routine.  In my opinion, it’s never too early for a little bit of Christmas. Obviously, I have Christmas on the brain. I’ve skipped Halloween and Thanksgiving and went straight to Christmas. The plus side is I’ve been getting a lot of inspiration…

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