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    Pet Lovin’ Messes – An Update on Annabel #SwifferEffect #ASPCA #Sponsored

    by  • October 19, 2014 • Family, Gardening & Pets, Home & Family • 1 Comment

    swiffer effect

    Oh, Annabel. Our busy, monochromatic (i.e. hard to photograph!) puppy is the focus of our life right now. Weekly puppy classes, daily training and treats sessions, cuddles, walks, and messes. Messes, everywhere messes. Our homestead normally cleans with rags, reusable towels, and washable mop heads. In fact, it’s a regular goal to eliminate disposable...

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    All The Details #diykitchen

    by  • April 30, 2014 • Family, Featured, Kitchen Renovation • 2 Comments

    drawer pulls on ikea ramsjo

    The flooring, appliances, and cabinets are all set in our DIY kitchen project so now we’re left with the little, annoying, time consuming details. I focused, measured, and drilled the fourscore drawer and door pulls so now the doors are functional. Alex has two of five zinc-covered counter tops installed. I replaced outlets and switches...

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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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    Devorguilla, The Original Baying Hound {Obituary}

    by  • December 29, 2013 • Family, Featured • 23 Comments

    dog obituary

    Devorguilla, a.k.a. Devie, our blue tick coon hound mix, died today, December 29, 2013. She was approximately thirteen years old, having been adopted as a young adult at the Capital Area Humane Society in January 2002. She is survived by little hound Hawise, cats Moonshine and Nightshade and people Alex, Lillian, and Rachel. Despite our...

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