Category Archives: Historical Home

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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Desk Chair, Door Rebuild and Other Fun Stuff

Craig’s List Finds My haunting of Craig’s List continues. I found this cute little needlepoint chair for $20 on Craig’s List last Thursday. And then on Sunday we hit the jackpot with a HUGE IKEA wardrobe. Two pieces in chocolate … Continue reading

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Creating an Oasis

One of the benefits to having a big house is that there is plenty of room to spread out. We have many rooms to choose from, and different things we can do with each of them. It is absolutely dreamy … Continue reading

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New Windows…and Gutter Covers! (and so much more)

Monday was a busy, busy day around The Deadly Nightshade! It was quite exciting. Windows and Gutter Covers After obtaining quotes on gutter cleaning, I also looked into gutter covers and found Gutter Cover of Kansas City. They also happened … Continue reading

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Container Gardens and More

I love spring. I really, really, REALLY love it. And this week has been wonderful – especially with my dear hubby off for all of it. He took a bit of a break before he starts his new job on … Continue reading

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Hard (Yet Rewarding) Work

So I mentioned the other day my concern over some pretty serious holes in my foundation. Some of these holes are a foot deep, and there are places where the mortar crumbles like sand. In fact, once you dig into … Continue reading

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More History…

So originally we had been told the house was possibly built in 1893, but without verification, we had no idea. A real estate website had listed the build date as 1925, but we knew that was not accurate. Thanks to … Continue reading

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What?! The Craziest Story

So I have been reveling in history as of late. It turns out that there have been very few owners of the house we currently live in…quite surprising considering it is 121 years old. One family, and one woman in … Continue reading

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This and That

I have been busy, busy these past couple of months! This year has been the largest yet for classes and teaching opportunities, and I have expanded my class offerings to over 50 different classes. I’m trying my best to crank … Continue reading

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