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What Were We Thinking?
November 6, 2015
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What Were We Thinking?

So, about this blog. Blogs are a thing on the internet, and as with all things on the internet (and unlike most other things in life) barriers to entry are few. To fling stuff into the blogosphere, one needs not many dollars and an overinflated sense of self importance. The blogosphere is a noisy, noisy place where you […]

A Treehouse for Nana (and Her Grandkids)
October 2, 2015
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A Treehouse for Nana (and Her Grandkids)

Last Christmas, Leslie, her siblings, and their significant others agreed to give their mom a treehouse for Christmas. More specifically, the labor required to build a house in a tree, which, as it turns out, is a lot. Nana, as she is known to her grandkids, was plenty thrilled. Quitters Little did I know a sizeable segment of […]

HomeZada Review: Organize Your Projects, Home Maintenance & More
February 25, 2015
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HomeZada Review: Organize Your Projects, Home Maintenance & More

When we renovated our kitchen, I kept an ever-growing spreadsheet that listed our itemized budget, actual costs, links to items we were considering purchasing, and so on. It was a major remodel, so the spreadsheet grew unwieldy. Also, spreadsheets are stupid, and I hate them, because they’re stupid. A month ago, I received an email […]

We’re on Etsy
February 19, 2015
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We’re on Etsy

I’m not sure how Sam Walton announced the grand opening of Walton’s Five & Dime. And I wasn’t there when Jeff Bezos launched a modest little bookselling site called Amazon. But I doubt there was much fanfare. Nobody knew those to be burgeoning retail empires. Who’s to say this is any different?: Our Etsy shop is finally up. […]

Birdhouse Giveaway Winners
February 2, 2015
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Birdhouse Giveaway Winners

Hey friends, the giveaway has concluded, and our winners have been randomly selected: Brenda McCommis Mary Stowman Amy Riley Winners, congrats! You should have received an email from us on January 29 or 30 (depending on your timezone). If you haven’t done so already, please reply at your earliest convenience, as you have 14 days from […]

DIY Pendant Light: Bright New Life for a Rusty Birdcage
January 2, 2015
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DIY Pendant Light: Bright New Life for a Rusty Birdcage

A couple years ago, we found a rusty birdcage at a salvage shop. We buy lots of crap (old boards, mostly). The guy we buy crap from sometimes gives us crap. So, this birdcage was free. Some people have punch cards for the local deli. We apparently belong to an unofficial loyalty program at the local junk […]

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