Category Archives: Historical Home

Bathtub Epiphanies

All it took was lukewarm water to cement the idea in my head. Well, that and a stolen wheelbarrow. I’ll explain. On Saturday, the weather was fantastic, and I was eager to get back out in the yard and get … Continue reading

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I Just Call It Nesting

A friend asked me the other day what I was doing for self-care. The answer is a little odd, but, in times of stress, I tend to nest. I guess I wouldn’t consider it self-care, because I’m inevitably moving heavy … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

“It’s beginning to look a lot like FISHMEN. Everywhere I go!” Cue the H.P. Lovecraft Society’s A Very Scary Solstice and I am now firmly in a festive mood. One of the pleasures of owning this big, beautiful, drafty old house is … Continue reading

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Land and Zentangle

The Last Lot I am excited to announce that today, Tuesday, right before Thanksgiving, we will finally purchase the last lot, a sliver of land that sits between the end of our five lots and The Cottage, making our property … Continue reading

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Homes Tour This Saturday!

I haven’t been posting much – mainly because I have had my hands full prepping for the NEKCHS Homes Tour and more. And really, this is the big news I wanted to share with you today. Come one, come all, … Continue reading

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Work on The Cottage…and More

Work on The Cottage We have been busy bees on The Cottage and have nearly completed the demo of all rooms except the front living room. So far, we have filled and dumped six truckloads at the local dump. I … Continue reading

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A Bathing Retreat

I can’t believe it took me 3 1/2 years to discover how perfect the main level bathroom is. In fact, it took us working on The Cottage and my husband asking, “Hey, why don’t we use this bathtub down here … Continue reading

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Deals, Kindness, and Home

Gotta Love Savers We went by Savers last Saturday. For those not in the know, Savers is a used clothing (and more) store. I discovered it when my eldest daughter was an infant and have been shopping there faithfully for … Continue reading

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Hallway of Family

  After putting it off for way too long, I’m finally getting around to putting up family pictures in the long hallway on the main level. The hallway is a bit dim, and the picture rail is installed right at … Continue reading

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All Matters Domestic

A few weeks ago I sat down and divided the areas of my house into seven sections. I didn’t include my husband’s office, or my daughter’s rooms, and it came out looking like this… Office/Library Landing, upstairs hall, and hall … Continue reading

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