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How To Remove a Concrete Tube Pier In construction we use concrete footings in deck construction and to support some areas of residential construction that do not have full foundations.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ...
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About 8 years ago, my daughter and I took on an art project; painting some windows and mounting them on the back fence. You can read about it HERE.This year, we did an update on the windows, featuring my daughter's artwork again. She loves to sketch animals from photos she finds around the net or in magazines. We desided to blow up a couple of her favorites and use them as the template for this year's art. She still did most of the painting but I helped to guide things so that we could have a complete project. It took the better part of the day but it was well worth it.  After we finished the artwork, we hung it on the garage. I asked her if she had fun doing it....
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Today's beautiful blogger backyard feature is all about charm.  If you can drag your eyes away from that amazing red shingled home, you'll find an inviting outdoor space with just the right mix of old world and modern convenience. And it's no surprise because this is where Jaime of That's My Letter lives.  She is already a DIY maven who shares her talents by sharing her build plans for just about everything - so it's no surprise she has built almost everything herself.  Love that!Jaime described her space as follows:...
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Going through some pictures, and looking around the yard made me realize I haven't done a "flowers" post yet this summer.  So I decided to take some new pics and some from last year's post and do something a little different.  I found a nice little app in the Play Store called Bonfire (no remuneration of any kind), that did a nice job with artsy filters.  So I thought it would be fun to do the pictures with an impressionism filter, you know - a la VanGogh!  Enjoy!First, a couple non-flower shots.Looking down the street.Cyd - that's right, 173's gargoyle is named Cyd!Birdhouse on an old birch branch.One of my favorites from this collection!  And they were volunteers, every year we get sunflowers without planting any!...
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At the beginning of April we filled you in on our plans to disguise the new HVAC intake under our beautiful main staircase.If you were reading you may have missed this post since it was below our April Fool's post and you had already closed your browser in disgust of yet another website doing yet another April Fool's post. I mean, it was pretty funny in 2007, right? Ultimately, we shared our progress to date and some discussion of our plans.To quickly recap, when we bought our "new" old house in the country, one of the things we loved the most is the staircase....
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Sometimes when we mention some random side-note-y thing, that little aside surprises us by becoming the thing people want to know about more than anything else we’ve said. Take this cheeseball picture that we posted after John’s third triathlon almost two months ago on Instagram and Facebook, with the caption: “Third triathlon complete for this beast (and yes, we make Christmas ornaments for our tree from his medals, because we are nerds).” Well, we were completely surprised by how many of you guys commented about that little ornament tidbit and asked for instructions/photos/a blog post. So I’m here a mere two months later with the didn’t-ever-think-you’d-be-interested-but-I’m-game-if-you-are goods....
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What: Babboe Big Cargo Bike. Babboe Co is a relatively young company, est 2006, in the Netherlands. That is also where the word bakfiet originated as it is actually a Dutch word meaning “box bike”. Also referred to as a cargo bike, box bike, Christiana bike, ladcykel, kid schlepper, minivan bike, trike, etc.  Where: Firth & Wilson Transport Bikes, Fishtown, Philadelphia.  We definitely recommend this great shop and staff! When: May 2016 How: Luckily they had one in stock and ready to ride home that day!  Shipping times can range up to a month for some models.  Apparently you can rent them there, too! Why: We tested another trike style cargo bike while there, a Danish brand, Nihola. The cargo area only had one bench, so our kids would have had to sit next to each other....
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Canyon Ridge® Limited Edition Series Carriage House Doors Years ago there were very few options when it came to garage doors. You either bought a steel door that looked rather commercial or you went with a wood door that required lots of maintenance. Sure there were many different styles to choose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] ...
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When looking at improving your home and investing in renovations, it is always good to keep in mind what your ROI will be....
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Today’s homeowners are redefining the concept of “home life.” Where there used to be a clear definition of spaces that were dedicated to work (the office), play (the gym) and home (your house), our connected worlds have grown closer and closer to the point that any defining lines have blurred. Homes today are created with an intention to encompass work, play, and nurturing family connections. Contemporary home design principles have evolved over the past century to reflect this – rather than taking its cues from historic procedures or precedent, contemporary home design is rooted in the belief that a home should be a “machine for the living.” No opportunity for functionality is overlooked with a contemporary design, and that includes windows....
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