Rehabing A World War I Rowhome

Now that the shore house is more or less done I’ve moved on to a new project: a World War I era rowhome in need of major updating. The house has been very well cared for over the years, but a lot has changed in the last century and many of the major systems need updating. Knob and tube wiring needs replacing, the kitchen needs updating…

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The Unexpected Bathroom Remodel

I have a new construction project, which I’ll get to in a bit, but right now I want to talk about the bathroom. Once again I have purchased a house and found myself somewhat unexpectedly remodeling the bathroom. I know what you’re thinking. Perhaps I’m not getting these houses inspected? Am I just really bad […]

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Make Google Voice Literally Ring

I use a Google Voice number for business and one thing I really miss is having a physical phone that literally rings. It sucks to miss important business calls because I left my phone in the car or on mute or otherwise can’t be trusted to keep track of the damned thing. My Voice number rings through […]

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Questions I have about Stranger Things

Warning: this post contains major spoilers for Stranger Things season 1. If you do not want to know what happens in the series do not read any further!

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10 Great Pendant Lamps Under $100

I’m remodeling a house and one of the things that desperately needs replacing is the light fixtures. They’re all 1970s attempts at 1920s styles, and not very good ones. Swapping out a dining room chandelier or other ceiling light is a great way to update a room with just a few hours of work. The […]

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We has a bathroom!

At long last, the bathroom remodel is complete! Ok, it was actually done a while ago, but we’ve been too busy enjoying it to do a full writeup. Gone is the pink tile, the awkward (and dangerous!) shower, the useless closet. Yes, our bathroom has come a long way from the pink leaky horror show […]

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A Dash Button that Lets Me Sleep In

“Are Gigi and Pop Pop awake yet?” -My 3 year old, every 5 minutes, all morning We have a shore house that is next door to that of my in-laws (who are called Gigi and Pop Pop by my preschooler). This is wonderful for a myriad of reasons, and from the moment the kiddo wakes […]

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A Week with Blue Apron

Last week I tried out CookSmarts meal planning. This week I’m going more full service with Blue Apron, a meal-in-a-box service that provides ready-to-cook recipes and ingredients. We go the 2-meals-4-servings option, which retails for $69.92. We used a coupon for a free trial week. Thanks to an aggressive marketing campaign there are literally hundreds […]

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A Week of Meals with CookSmarts

I have been cooking the same 5 or so recipes for literally years now. As a result I am very tired of them. And as a mother to a new baby, I am very tired in general. As such, we’ve been eating a lot of takeout. It’s incredibly delicious, but also starting to seriously get in […]

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Wilcom Hatch’s Auto-Digitizer

I definitely want to learn to digitize my own files for embroidery. The prohibitive cost of the software ($1000+) means I probably won’t be doing so any time soon, but Wilcom has a new package called Hatch which I downloaded a 30 day trial of. It’s a full featured digitizer with a (theoretically) easier to […]

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