Dining Room Improvements

Today we were thinking about all that we accomplished on the house this year. In April, I wrote about the goals we had for 2019 and we just completed everything on the list a few days ago. In November we purchased a new dining room table and we finally got rid of the cheap table…

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Baking for Christmas

Merry Christmas! This year for Christmas I probably baked too much but it’s hard to narrow things down when so much sounds good. We are not hosting Christmas at our house but we will be with one family on Christmas Eve and the other family on Christmas day. Here’s what I am bringing: Peanut Butter…

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Thanksgiving Treats

Happy Thanksgiving! Today I spent a few hours in the kitchen putting together treats for tomorrow. I made three different types of cookies and a cheese ball. Brown Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies I started with these since this is the most complicated recipe. This is from Sally’s Baking Addiction and I tried it for the…

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We Painted Our House!

We finally changed the color of our house! We knew since the beginning of 2019 that we were going to get the house painted this year but we were not sure which colors we wanted to go with and we were also unsure if we were going to do it ourselves or pay someone and…

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2019 Photography

I have a folder on my computer named “2019 Photography” where I’ve placed hundreds of pictures I’ve taken this year. Not all are Flickr or Instagram worthy but I’m happy with quite a few of them. It doesn’t make sense to post them one-by-one on this blog so I am going to share my favorites…

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Yesterday I decided I am going to bake this weekend. I previously found a link to Brown Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies through pinterest and I was debating between making those and making my zucchini bread.  I had this conversation with my husband: Me: Which should I make this weekend – pumpkin oatmeal cookies or zucchini…

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Let’s Talk Lenses

I recently purchased a new lens so I thought it would be a good time to talk about the pros and cons of different lenses and when I like to use each of mine. Standard Lens (18-135mm f/3.5) This is my new lens. It is replacing the 18-55mm f/5.6 lens that came with my camera…

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Decorative Changes

We’ve made some changes to our decorations this summer. Fireplace The first thing I did was redecorate the fireplace. I liked the picture that was on the mantel (and you’ll see I did move it somewhere else) but it had been there for at least 5 years and I was looking to decorate the fireplace…

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Refinished Dresser

I realized I never told you guys about the dresser I refinished last year. I found this dresser at Goodwill for around $100. It was an okay deal; it was pretty well made but it had wood veneer which made if tough to sand because I had to be careful not to sand through it….

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DIY – Installing New Baseboard

We just finished installing new trim and baseboards in our entire house so I decided to write a post detailing how we did that. Thankfully we installed all the baseboard in rooms that had hardwood floors (we later installed carpet in the bedrooms but that was done afterwards) which made for easier painting and clean-up….

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