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December 2010

Master Bathroom

MASTER BATHROOM RENOVATION: PART 3

We mentioned in previous posts about the master bathroom renovation is going to be one of those projects that’s “on the back burner” until we complete the hall bathroom. Simply because we want to do these renovations completely debt free. Therefore, we aren’t having anything installed until we have cash in hand. So needless to say, this renovation has been coming along slowly but surely. With things like finding an awesome deal on the bathroom countertops (more about that here)…

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House Tours

HOME SWEET HOME

diningroom

Moving in is taking a little longer than we expected.  We knew that unpacking would be one of the most daunting tasks involved in moving into our new home, but I think I underestimated the amount of time it would take.  Greg, the eternal realist, has to keep telling me, “It’s a process, sweetheart.”  We’re a good pair, aren’t we?  Anyway, the reason we’re taking a bit longer in this “process” is that we want to have a place for…

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Holiday

OH, CHRISTMAS TREE

christmas tree

We are knee-deep in boxes and our home currently feels like a construction zone, but nevertheless, it’s Christmas time! Ya’ll know I love nothing more than the Christmas season. Typically, Greg and I are those crazy people that have their house decorated by Thanksgiving Day at the latest, but this year has been a little bit different for the Brown family. My slightly OCD brain wanted to wait to put the tree up until we were completely unpacked and could…

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Tips + Tricks

I’M NOT A CHEAPSKATE. I PROMISE.

paper wrapped present

There’s a difference between being cheap and thrifty. Cheap is when you settle for something of poor or low quality to save a few bucks while thrifty is being careful and diligent about how you spend your money and what you spend it on. Think Fred Sanford verses Carol Brady (with 6 kids, she must have been thrifty!). Then there are those times when you are in a pinch and have to work with what you’ve got. Last night was…

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Hall Bathroom

THE TALE OF TWO SINKS

hall bathroom close counter

We’re back with an update on the big hall bathroom renovation (do you remember what it looked like before?). This past week the toilet, vanity hardware, counter top and sinks were all installed! Cue Hallelujah Chorus! We talked a little bit last week about how we picked out our new toilets. Overall, the decision was pretty easy. And we love how they look in the bathrooms. However, when it came to deciding on the counter top for the hall bathroom, the decision…

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