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Archive for May, 2011

I was super happy to have found these two almost-matching nightstands for our second bedroom. I bought them both off Craigslist. One is a bit shabbier than the other but I did a quick coat of water-based polyurethane to stop it from chipping further and all was well. Until we moved everything in and I […]

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This pancake is actually really good and REALLY easy and it’s pretty darn dramatic looking, which makes it a great choice for a breakfast or brunch. And yes – if it’s your first breakfast with someone you hope will be someone special, it WILL do the trick. Where does it come from? The original recipe […]

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This is what our yard looks like. From left to right, as seen from the deck:   No, that’s not our boat; that’s our neighbor’s boat. And yes, it really is a big flattish expanse of wood chips with nothing growing on it (that’s what happens when you redo a septic leach field). Now as […]

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Years ago my husband gave me Jocasta Innes’s book Paint Magic, which is completely inspiring and totally intimidating at the same time. She is a professional so she is really big on oil paints and pigments. I spent hours learning how to faux marble with oils (among other things, I faux marbled a series of […]

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I love big zinc numbers and letters like the ones that Anthropologie has. And if Anthropologie had numbers, I probably would have broken down and bought them, but they don’t – they only  have letters. I found some cool numbers online but – ouch! We have four numbers, and that adds up quick. Story of […]

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