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Why we got a Home Security System

This is a post I have wanted to share so many times, but always felt that by telling you about what happened to us, it may make us more of a target.  Now that we have installed a home security system (more on that in a minute), it feels so liberating Read More
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Ahhhmazing USB outlets with Adorne

    You know when you find a product and you're like why the heck didn't someone do this before because it makes life so much easier?  Yeah, that's how I feel every time I put an Adorne by Legrand fixture/product/high tech thing in the #Staggreno. Read More
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Sugar Plum Fairy Party 2017

It's now a tradition-- our annual Stagg Sisters Sugar Plum Fairy Party.  This is our third year hosting a gaggle of giggling little girls dressed in tutus and tights and it may be my favorite party of the entire year.  What, I ask you, is cuter than Read More
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New Mattress with Brentwood Home

Sleep is a unicorn around here.  Jon and I are always chasing it.  Running a business, working a crazy demanding job, anchoring part time, and taking care of three little humans ain't for the faint of heart.  So when we get a chance to collapse on Read More
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Halloween Home Tour 2017

It's one of my favorite times of year for seasonal decorating:  Halloween.  I love the way our home feels this time of year-- cozy and fun and a little bit spooky.  I switch things up slightly each year.  Here's how this year's Halloween Home Tour Read More
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Snow Storms, Mud, and Missing in Action Contractors

How was that last post for a cliff hanger, eh (remember yesterday's jaw-dropping post)?  Welcome to part 2 of our backyard debacles and the behind the scenes of our big shoot.  I don't want to give too much away because the cringe-worthy details are Read More
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Backyard Debacles

The yard was to be conquered this year!  No more unusable landscaping!  Little did we know, there would be a lot of backyard debacles.  Here's how it unfolded. When we put in our two additions on the back of the home, the original backyard took a Read More
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Our Modern Front Door

I field a lot of questions about our front door.  It occurred to me I never did a post about our door, and sourced it for ya'll.  So, let's do it! The front door replacement was a no brainer.  Unless you like living in a dark dungeon with troll requiring Read More
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#Staggreno Backyard Plans

When we laid out what was possible financially and in what timeline with the #staggreno, we knew we would be leaving the backyard out for awhile.  The yard was overgrown and in bad shape to begin with, but after having to rip up the sprinkler system Read More
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How to spot a diamond in the rough

When it comes to home buying, there are plenty of duds out there-- badly designed, badly remodeled, or just plain bad-all-around homes that aren't worth the investment to try to make them good.  There are also plenty of gems-- homes with hidden potential Read More
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