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In the thick of it

Its been a couple weeks since I gave a house update. While still in the thick of it with dust flying left and right, things are moving along nicely. We’re finally turning a corner where all the dirty prep work is wrapping up, and we can soon begin cosmetic projects like refinishing the floors and…

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The sound of music (and the taste of wine)

It was a sunny August day last summer, on our way home from a week in rainy-Allegany when Dan and I decided to stop at one of many antique shops along the side of the road. It was there that we stumbled upon our next project, an old Victrola phonograph cabinet. Of course, we couldn’t…

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One month and going strong

Its now been over one month of homeownership, and I couldn’t be happier with all the progress we’ve made. Sure, we thought we’d be further along by now, but looking back, it’s safe to say we had pretty unrealistic expectations of how quickly we’d be able to get things done. And as corny as it…

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Day One

May 15, 2015: The day we finally closed on our dream home. Our first night as homeowners was celebrated perfectly with pizza and a bottle of champagne. This house has been a long time coming, so it felt surreal that we could finally call it ours. With that being said, it took all of one…

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Giant Jengaaaaaa

Last summer, Dan and I went with a bunch of my work-friends to a new bar/brewery, Resurgence. Their concept is vastly different from others, in that its located in an old warehouse, they use picnic rather than pub tables, and there’s not a single television to be seen. Their thought is to throw trivia cards…

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Coasters for Christmas

Last year for Christmas, I used tons of family photos (thank you social media) to put together a calendar that included everyone in my extended family. Because we’re a pretty big (fun and rowdy) clan,  I was able to use a different family for each month and included everyone’s birthdays. It was a hit! When…

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Working on my six pack

Every year, my siblings and I pick names out of a hat for our Christmas gift exchange. Its become a family tradition handed down from my dad and his siblings. Being that there are five of us all together, its also a bit of a relief that we have to shop for only one instead…