Category Archives: house

The new door and the badass list

We have a monster master list of “things to do for the house” that reaches from here to New Orleans. And when that badass list gets to New Orleans it will order a drink or two on Bourbon Street, dance … Continue reading

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Bringing the outdoors in

Inside the house you’ll find reminders of the outdoors. A vase of flowers, fresh picked vegetables on the kitchen counter, and a bowl of rocks in the living room. I don’t know why we seem to collect rocks. After a … Continue reading

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“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.” Gautuma Buddah.

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First caprise salad of the year

We harvested some basil to make the first caprise salad of the year this week. Fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil with a splash of balsamic vinegar — yum!

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“Look beyond every single thing you see. There’s always something behind.” – Wilson Kanadi

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Our historic Schnitzelburg neighborhood

Lydia Street is part of an historic neighborhood called Schnitzelburg where the houses are close together, there’s a tavern on every third corner and every other house is being lovingly renovated. We went on a recent neighborhood history walk to … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

This week’s challenge asked us to pick up our cameras, look around, and shoot a photo TODAY. What a good challenge — to observe our surroundings, to find beauty in the everyday. Very zen. These smooth stones are stacked in … Continue reading

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Outdoor rooms? Porches are wonderful

Most of the houses in our neighborhood were built in the era when front porches were essential outdoor rooms. Our porch gets full shade all afternoon and evening. On our porch we added comfortable seating, tables for cool drinks and … Continue reading

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Bring life to your walls with paint and imagination

By now you’ve probably realized that our decorating style is far from traditional. You’ll find bold paint colors and unconventional choices wherever you look. This mural was painted by Christe and our friend Mary (who also painted the kitchen ceiling) … Continue reading

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Who says ceilings must be plain? Go wild with color and design

With a little paint (okay, a lot of paint) and some talent (okay, our friend Mary is a professional) and inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright we were able to transform our plain white ceiling into something much more interesting. Our … Continue reading

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