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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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Modern Exterior Railing

I get a lot of questions about our modern exterior railing at the #staggreno.  Like a lot.  A modern exterior railing can be pricy.  Railings in general can cost a pretty penny.  Our modern exterior railing, however, was pretty economical while 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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Upstairs Bathroom Reveal

We have a whole lotta catching up to do on the #staggreno, ya'll.  A big backlog of projects and tips and finished spaces.  I'm slowly but surely working my way through them.  Let's just dive right in, shall we?  Starting with the upstairs bathroom Read More
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Legrand WiFi Lighting System (+ winner announced)

I love when companies come up with smart home products (no pun intended there).  Something that makes your home life just a little bit easier.  It's an added bonus if it's also pretty.  Our Legrand wifi lighting system fits the bill in both areas. We've Read More
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Goodbye 2016

My, my, what a year I've had.  Never could I have imagined the joy, opportunity, and unexpected wonderful that 2016 would bring at New Year's last year.  And here we are, a whole year later and I'm left in awe of undoubtedly one of the best years of Read More
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Holiday Home Tour 2016

It's holiday home tour time!  Christmastime is without a doubt my favorite time of year in my home.  Everything just feels so cozy, inviting, and cheerful.  This year, I set everything up early, as we welcomed our third little girl the first week of Read More
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