Yearly Archives: 2013

Take My Trees. Please.

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Did you know you can get landscaping done for free? Yup. There’s free labor out there. People can’t wait to come over and dig up your yard. As long as there’s something worth digging up. And as long as you … Continue reading

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The Best Job EVER.

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My house has three bedrooms. I turned one of them into a ridonkulous dressing room. I was planning on using the extra one for a guest room, but who am I kidding? No one wants to stay overnight at my crappy … Continue reading

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I’m Just Like Oprah

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I am exactly like Oprah, except I’ve never had a talk show. And I’m not a billionaire. And I’m white. Otherwise, we’re… not really alike at all actually. I was just trying to make a witty comparison because this is … Continue reading

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Brick Love, Part I

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I see posts on design blogs all the time, written by people complaining about their brick wall “eyesores”. They’re seeking advice on how to remove/cover/disguise their brick. Personally, I think they’re nuts and should just replace those brick walls with padded … Continue reading

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The Nest Best Thing

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I am a lazy girl. You might not realize this because of the things I post here, but trust me. I could (I should!) be way more productive. I am a sloth. I am also always cold. I am a cold … Continue reading

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May the Floors Be With You

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Wow. That title is awful and doesn’t even make any sense. (Sorry, George Lucas.) This post is about my subfloor. Sounds boring right? But I hope you’ll stick with me and read it to the end because I deserve serious props … Continue reading

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I Got a Major Award!

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I’m so excited! A major award!!! I’m going to display it proudly in my bay window for all the world to see. What did I do to get this major award?

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Sometimes I Like to Pretend I’m an Electrician.

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You know the feeling when you shuffle your feet on the carpet and then (accidentally!) touch the cat? (Sorry, Egor…) Touching a live wire is not like that. It’s more of a pulse than a shock. If you were thinking … Continue reading

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What the Fig?

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I have a big ass fig tree in my yard. I don’t know much about fig trees (I don’t even like figs), but people who do know about fig trees have seen mine and have told me it’s the biggest figging … Continue reading

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It’s More Than a Closet. It’s a Sanctuary.

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What do you do when you’re somehow amazingly able to find an affordable house with three bedrooms and you really only need two? Well, duh! You turn that superfluous room into a dream closet, of course! A dressing room. How … Continue reading

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Wallectomy: The Surgical Removal of Load Bearing Walls

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I moved into my crappy house in July of 2011. By January of 2012 I had made little progress on the east wing due to the fact that removing load bearing walls is neither easy nor free. Who knew? (Only … Continue reading

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What’s in the wall??

It's a Wasp!

Hundreds of WASPS!

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