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Yes, the darn thing is still for sale. “But it’s so cute! I can’t believe it hasn’t sold yet!” If I had a penny for every time I heard that, I could have my mortgage paid off by now. “I LOVE that house! I would buy it in a second if I was in the [...]... read more at housecrazy
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Installing A Cupola I love Cupolas, this article will show you how to How to install a decorative cupola. In my neck of the woods all barns worthy of their salt have a functional cupola an most of...
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... read more at A Concord Carpenter Comments
Posted 1 day 14 hours ago on A Concord Carpenter Comments
An ode to a father, a story of growing up with two mothers, a request for a cloak of visibility, and a reflection on goodbyes. Here are four Freshly Pressed standouts from this week — all quite personal pieces that have resonated with many readers. Go ahead and dive in:
Why I Don’t Diet — An Ode to My Father
My father spent his years fighting his size, wishing he was smaller, weaker, less of a giant. He was taught to hate his body, and he was ashamed of the amount of space he took up. But he passed his strength to me, and I won’t squander my inheritance. I will not let myself be diminished.
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Tiffany Kell, a contributor and dancer at More Cabaret, reflects on her father’s recent passing, and his long struggle with his weight and health.... read more at Edmund Barry House in Heritage Hill
Posted 2 days 2 hours ago on Edmund Barry House in Heritage Hill
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let me back up a minute before I tee up all kind of rumors that will make our parents' pulses quicken. I'm not talking about us...I'm talking about throwing a baby shower for one of my best friends. My rounder figure can be solely attributed to an injured hip and the indulgence in too many glasses of Napa Valley wine. But I digress.
It's no secret that I love to entertain, In fact, said baby shower will be hosted at our very casa just next weekend. And while I feel like I can throw together an affair to remember without too much worry, in this case extended family will be flying in from multiple states, so the pressure to step up to the plate is really on.... read more at Old Town Home
Posted 2 days 2 hours ago on Old Town Home
Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial. It will come as no surprise to anyone that a typography loving, font hoarding, diy project lusting person like me would appreciate today's project. Straight from the creative mind of Kate Bower over at Bower Power, comes a giant wooden letter DIY
Aside from it looking fabulous, it only cost her $7.25!
Anyone want to make a giant A for me? Pretty please?... read more at Brooklyn Limestone
Posted 2 days 4 hours ago on Brooklyn Limestone
Clara turned three on Tuesday (Threesday?) so we’ve spent the last few days marveling at this wonderful little lady before us and wondering where the heck the time went.
And just like we did for her two previous birthdays, we marked the end of another 12 months by customizing the fabric backdrop for her photo project.... read more at This Young House
Posted 2 days 4 hours ago on This Young House
Early this year Jocie and I attended a Rust-Oleum media event. They shared information about several products, and the one that really piqued my interest was the Rust-Oleum Deck Restore. They described it as a thick coating that fills gouges and cracks and buries splinters. It also hides imperfections, and the textured surface is slip resistant. In short, Rust-Oleum Deck Restore sounded like the perfect product for my old, weathered deck.
When Jocie and I purchased our home, the deck was already a bit neglected. It was bad enough that you’d easily get splinters, and subsequently we never spent too much time on the deck. If you know anything about decks, they require periodic cleaning and sealing to combat mother nature.... read more at One Project Closer
Posted 2 days 7 hours ago on One Project Closer
As is typical for this time of year, I've spent a lot of time in the yard tending the garden. We haven't gotten much rain so I've watered quite a bit. There are also some new additions to the garden that I am nursing along to make sure they make it through the season. Everything looks very lush and it was a great year for the daffodils and tulips and the lilacs look fantastic but many of the other flowers are a little behind. The allium I planted last year is just beginning and looks great. Here are some pics of what is happening in the front yard.... read more at Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
Posted 2 days 17 hours ago on Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
Cleo and I have just spent three days in Charleston, S.C., an amazing city if you like old architecture. It’s as old here as anywhere in the U.S.A. What’s amazing about the architecture is that in the 1700s, well-to-do Charlestonians were living in as high a style as their counterparts in London. In other words, their buildings were neither crude nor modest. As one historian explained to me: “Charleston was New York before there was a New York to speak of.” Early on, there was surprising diversity in Charleston, due to its port traffic, its proxmitiy to the Carribean, and its religious tolerance. It became known as the “City of Steeples” and remains distinctive for its numerous grand (mostly protestant) churches.
... read more at Houselove
Posted 2 days 17 hours ago on Houselove
In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo and my birthday, we freshened up our front stoop flowers and garden with the help of our garden cat:
First things first, bring out the freshly purchased flowers and decide where to plant them:
Such a beautiful day for hanging out in the garden:
A new spring mix in the old chick&hens planter:
Our boxwoods sadly did not make it thru the winter, so we replaced both of them. Crazy eyed Maddy helps out with the demo work:
All the new flowers and boxwoods. The white pot holds a cut off we got in January and has been blooming in a vase of water ever since.
In the garden, we weeded and set out our solar path lights and bunnies. I also pulled out some persistent ivy choking the liriope.... read more at Madison Square
Posted 3 days 14 hours ago on Madison Square