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Archive for February, 2011

True confessions: I’ve done a lot of snarfing over the past year and a half. Now that we’re packing for the big move, I’m reminded of (a) just how much snarfing I’ve done and (b) how amazingly ridiculous it is that anyone ever pays full price for anything. I bought this canoe-shaped bookshelf from Dan, […]

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It all started with El Santo Niño de Atocha, although I didn’t know it at the time and I thought he was someone else. Anyway. And this is not ultimately a tragic story, in my mind, although depending on your aesthetic sensibilities you may think so when you see the photos. My Mom was an […]

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Originally we wanted to get the final inspection done before moving in, but it turns out the house has to be primed before we can pass inspection – and it’s still too cold up here in Sonoma County for painting. Oh well! This weekend we started moving in earnest. We’d already brought up a pair […]

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1. Things that don’t fit and it’s not your fault I love our cabinets. I love the way they look. But seriously, the tolerances are professional level – like, 1/32 of an inch. Here is a top drawer, with a cutlery tray. I love the tray – but it fits so tightly in the drawer […]

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Months ago, I snarfed two California King bed frames off Craigslist. They’ve been leaning up against the wall in our dining room ever since. One’s gorgeous – a light pine with some cool scrolls and details. The other’s nice but simpler and a little darker. I’ve been thinking about painting it but wanted to see […]

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