Author Archives: Scott

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Hooking Up Our (Sorta) Whole-House Audio System

A few months ago, I realized that while we absolutely love our in-wall surround sound system in our main living room space, it was less than ideal music placement if we were, say, cooking in the kitchen or entertaining in our quickly progressing backyard. Schlepping a bluetooth speaker of some sort to wherever we were situated wasn’tKEEP READING >

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Introducing for the First Time, Outdoor Cheer!

As our house continues to feel more and more like home each year – and not just a construction site where we happen to sleep! – I’ve gradually convinced Kim that decorating for the holidays makes sense. Don’t get me wrong, m’lady loves Christmas like nobody’s business – it’s just that the past twoKEEP READING >

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Re-Wire + Convert

The guest room got a simple lighting upgrade! It’s the Eden Pendant from CB2, which by the way, much like our headboard, has been in storage for a handful of years. Originally intended for somewhere in the condo, Kim scooped up the (then $50) light, with the intention of converting it to a hardwired ceiling pendant; well, it never happened.KEEP READING >

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Caring for a “Real” Yard (+ a Giveaway!)

This time last year, our poor yard was so covered in sawdust and our contractor’s bevvy of tools that we never really stopped to realize that our front lawn (more of a dirt patch at that point) was almost entirely shaded by 3 mature trees. Why does this matter now you ask? After a few brisk days, those three trees were tricked into thinkingKEEP READING >

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Swing Hanging Fixing

They say an ounce of prevention is greater than a pound of cure. We must have been sick the day they taught that lesson. While we’re usually fairly careful planners, we were so blinded by DIY porch plans and nail polish-colored paint that we didn’t actually locate the studs in our porch ceiling before we built this sucker. (We hadKEEP READING >

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An Un-Tutorial for the Front Steps

As Kim mentioned yesterday, we’ve started to realize around here that once in a while, the better fiscal (and marital saving) decision can sometimes be to hire a job out. And after an almost entire wasted day this past Saturday, the stairs leading up to our front porch  just may have been another one of those times! But after cutting ourKEEP READING >