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Saving & Budgeting for Home Improvement Projects
October 11, 2014
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Saving & Budgeting for Home Improvement Projects

There’s never enough money. Our dreams are fatter than our wallets. It’s easy to overextend—to throw a few extra bucks on the credit card—when embarking on a project. Here are a few quick tips that help us keep our budget in check: 1. Make automatic transfers to a home improvement savings account We have a savings account designated for […]

DIY Wood Privacy Fence with Accent Lighting
October 8, 2014
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DIY Wood Privacy Fence with Accent Lighting

Last year, we built a privacy fence at Leslie’s old house (at the time a rental property) to keep the neighbors’ brood of urban chickens at bay. On a deadline, but hoping to avoid mid-July heat and humidity, we picked a late-August weekend. It was 105º. This year, we built a privacy fence at our house. […]

Kitchen Renovation, Part 3: The Reveal
September 28, 2014
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Kitchen Renovation, Part 3: The Reveal

RETROSPECTIVE: This kitchen remodel preceded Hammer & Moxie, so we don’t have comprehensive, quality photos of the step-by-step process. We’ve attempted to recount the experience in as much detail as possible, but we’re relying on fuzzy memories and fuzzier cell phone photos. Though this isn’t intended to be a tutorial, please feel free to ask how-to questions in […]

Kitchen Renovation, Part 2: Breaking Things & Building Things
September 21, 2014
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Kitchen Renovation, Part 2: Breaking Things & Building Things

RETROSPECTIVE: This kitchen remodel preceded Hammer & Moxie, so we don’t have comprehensive, quality photos of the step-by-step process. We’ve attempted to recount the experience in as much detail as possible, but we’re relying on fuzzy memories and fuzzier cell phone photos. Though this isn’t intended to be a tutorial, please feel free to ask how-to questions in […]

Kitchen Renovation, Part I: Planning & Permits
September 18, 2014
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Kitchen Renovation, Part I: Planning & Permits

RETROSPECTIVE: This kitchen remodel preceded Hammer & Moxie, so we don’t have comprehensive, quality photos of the step-by-step process. We’ve attempted to recount the experience in as much detail as possible, but we’re relying on fuzzy memories and fuzzier cell phone photos. Though this isn’t intended to be a tutorial, please feel free to ask how-to questions in […]

How I Got Here (by Peter)
September 16, 2014
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How I Got Here (by Peter)

The year is 1993. It’s Saturday morning. Bowl of Fruit Loops in my lap, it’s time for Eek the Cat. Grown-ups had their way all week. Homework, chores. But this is my time. Except it’s not. Though everybody knows SATURDAY MORNINGS ARE FOR CARTOONS, my dad thinks Saturdays are for This Old House. And New Yankee Workshop. Eek’s fuzzy face […]

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