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    Ten Days…Still Incomplete DIY Kitchen

    by  • April 15, 2014 • Featured, Kitchen Renovation • 1 Comment

    ikea kitchen in progress

    Distractions like mushrooms, transplants, work and baby chicks aside, our DIY kitchen still isn’t completely functional. So much for the ambitious schedule. But we have been working day in and out. The IKEA cabinet delivery was a disaster but we’re working with them to make it right. We do have double ovens, sink, dishwasher, a...

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    Lessons in Demolition

    by  • April 6, 2014 • Featured, Kitchen Renovation • 2 Comments

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    1) Demolition is fun for the first swing. Then you will get tired. Lil effectively removed zero material but has been a trooper about entertaining herself while we work. 2) You will need a sawsall. We had two going at once a few times. 3) You will struggle with certain tasks until you find...

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    BIG Plans {Friday Five}

    by  • March 14, 2014 • Featured, Home & Family, Kitchen Renovation • 2 Comments

    What’s going on behind the computer these days? Planning, saving, measuring, and more planning. In the coming few months, our little homestead will undergo a lot of changes. Here’s what’s going on: Kitchen Renovation Underway – When Uncle Leonard, our personal contractor-like friend, suggests moving up the start date for the big gut and...

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    Snow Rollers!

    by  • January 29, 2014 • Family, Featured, Ohio • 1 Comment

    snow roller on pedestal

    The weather has been brutal in central Ohio this winter. Snow, wind, frigid temperatures, more snow, and more frigid temperatures keep us rushing in from outdoor chores and not spending any extra time outside. Or so it was until Monday morning when we looked outside and saw what appeared to be snowballs littering our...

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    2014 Themes

    by  • January 3, 2014 • Family, Holidays • 2 Comments

    family photo 2013

    2013 was a wild busy year that ended on a sad note when Devie died. Our family is completely ready to embrace the next year. Instead of setting goals, this year we’re going to try to focus our activities around two themes. We want to: Reduce weight (Alex) commitments that interrupt family time jumping...

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