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The one with all the spices

Gneiss Spice

I’m a bit of a Kickstarter addict. I’ve backed many, many projects. From little bits of titanium metal, to tops, video games, movies, leather goods, tungsten cubes formed under intense pressure, and…  spices? Really? Yes! Spices tend to migrate to different cabinets, get lost in the back, and then can’t be found. Several times now, I’ve purchased a spice I …

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Front door jewelry – Dressing it up

plain front door

I recently got furniture for my front porch, and it looks great. While examining the space, I’ve started noticing that my front door is looking rather plain. Plus, the doorbell, in addition to being the classic 50 cent builder’s special, no longer lights up, and has a cracked button. Interestingly, I started by getting house numbers, with the intention of …

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Garage Door Opener

Liftmaster Opener Isolator

I’m about done with the larger projects for a while. Partially because the hot weather is encouraging me to take a break, but mostly due to lack of funds. Today I finally got around to doing a project that I bought the parts for over a year ago. Garage door openers are solidly attached directly to the floor joists above …

Love is like…

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

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Everything but the kitchen sink

My kitchen faucet has leaked since I bought the place. Originally, it leaked all the time, by itself. When my real estate agent complained, they did something to it that stopped it from leaking. Unless it was moved while on. So, eventually I learned not to move the faucet while it was on lest it leak water all over the …

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Front Porch

So, I guess there are two ways of looking at this. Either I’m way behind on the blogging, or I’m way ahead on the home improvement projects. I prefer the latter. When I was working on updating my screened porch, I got a small Suncast side table for it. This is an item intended to serve as both an end …

Bump Me!

I’ve done all kinds of crazy home projects, some just because I was very foolish, and wouldn’t attempt a second time. I’ve installed landscape lights, added new circuits, added in-wall speakers, you name it. Heck, one day I replaced an entire vanity in a powder room. It was like working inside one of those magic cabinets that make people disappear …

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The Outdoor Project

The closing date on my Townhome was 12/12/12. I know – pretty easy to remember! Two and a half years ago. That is a pretty long time. Kind of crazy that it was only recently that I put artwork up throughout, but now that is done, and it makes the place far more livable and “finished.” It was also a little …