After: Custom wooden garden fence.

Garden 2017: The Biggest Yet

I’ve written a little bit every year to track the evolution of our backyard garden. …

July 05, 2017 in Backyard, DIY, Gardening
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Chevy Bolt EV, a family-friendly user review from Rochester, NY

One Month With Bolt

For a little story on how the sale of this car is linked to the …

June 20, 2017 in Garage, Helping The Economy
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Tree fallen in March 2017 windstorm.

All Things Trees

If our last 4 springs have been focused on clearing brush, this season has been the year of removing …

May 31, 2017 in Backyard
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Our barn, a mid-century cedar shingled and semi-abandoned structure receives a facelift.

Emily vs. Barn, The Makeover Story

I mean, I’ll be damned if staining the barn didn’t add a few $$$$ to our …

April 28, 2017 in Barn
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Painting a cedar shingled barn with oxford brown olympic opaque stain.

Emily vs. Barn

I just set out to update the look of our barn, referring to it as my …

April 20, 2017 in Barn
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Our new-to-us vintage moroccan boucherouite rug from

Be My Boucherouite

We took a week-long vacation in Casablanca, Morocco for a wedding – that was more than 4 …

February 21, 2017 in Decor, Flooring
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Rainbow knifes in a DIY knife rack using a piece of scrap wood.

Lots of Reads

For awhile now I’ve been meaning to assemble a list of links so you can …

February 16, 2017 in HGTV + DIY Network Projects
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A colorful handmade beaded mobile for the baby's nursery.

You’re Getting Very, Very Sleepy.

Much to my own surprise, I’ve done very little in the way of making my …

January 09, 2017 in Bedrooms, DIY, For the Kids
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A new Heat & Glo gas fireplace insert from Heat & Glo with very realistic looking embers and flames.

Great Wall of Fire

We finished 2016 off right with the installation of a gas fireplace, and celebrated by blazing our …

January 06, 2017 in Living Room
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A tall kid's teepee from Minted as a Christmas surprise for our kids.

Things I’m Gifting, and My Picks While Online Shopping

Not to brag, but I’m about 72% done with my holiday shopping and feeling pretty …

November 27, 2016 in Holiday-Related Projects, Supporting Sponsors
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