Monthly Archives: September 2017

So, I know that I said that my DIY days died with the cry of my firstborn child, but here I am, eating my words (and some seriously yummy brownies. I’ll get to that.) A number of months ago, I wrote a blog post on How to Freshen Up Your Parents’ Formal Dining Set that’s been […]

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When I was in college, one of the sorta funny, corny, traditional (and when I say traditional, I mean dating back only-God-knows-how-many decades, if not a century+) songs we sang for the Glee Club was called “Pea Green Freshmen.” The very last verse went like this: “Where, oh where are the funny, funny faculty? (3 […]

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Today I’m here to talk a little about outdoor lighting. The days are noticeably shorter, and I’ve started turning on the outdoor lights around 7:00. “Outdoor lights,” you say? “I thought you didn’t have any outdoor lights.” As of this time a month ago, we didn’t. Remember this post on outdoor lighting with a lifetime guarantee? Well, […]

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FALL IS HERE!!!!! The kids are back at school, and guess who’s doing a happy dance?! . . . . . . . .   Well, Monty Python and me. Don’t get me wrong, it was a GLORIOUS summer. Temps reached 80 degrees maybe 4 days. We had plenty of rain at night, green grass, and sweet […]

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Thanks to my extraordinarily thrifty, salesman-by-day-builder/furniture-maker-by-night father, I grew up being a furniture snob on a budget. Prior to opening my own design business (and getting access to all those lovely wholesale and trade prices), the only way I could afford my snobby champagne taste on my beer budget was to shop Craigslist, auctions, and upscale […]

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