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Our Two Week ~$7K Kitchen Remodel

As I mentioned in our catch-up list, we renovated our kitchen this summer in about 2 weeks for about $7K ( I originally said 6, I was forgetting the sink my mental math, oops). It was extra extra of me.

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Mastering a New Master – Mini Move and Design Plan

We wanted to wait for the official closing for the big move (out of prudence), but given the very real possibility that my early labor could turn into active labor at really any point, we opted to move our bedroom early. The

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Moving Out, While Largely Unable to Move

HA! This post was written a few days before Mr. Magnus arrived in early July, I’ll go ahead and post it now without edits and still an update on the end. So if you missed the announcement in our last

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Multi-generational Living

So a few updates, literally the same week we finished decorating the nursery, we accepted an offer to buy our house. Isn’t that just the way life works? We’re very excited to be moving on, but will miss our beautiful

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Nursery Reveal & Budget Breakdown

As Aaron showed off last week, the former kitchen-turned-craft-room was seriously upgraded into a proper bedroom just in time for us to hit the May market in hopes of selling our house. Given that we have a baby looming whether

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Nursery Update: It’s officially a bedroom!

With Baby Allard growing like a weed in utero, and our increasing clarity that we might like to downsize our house to afford a more flexible lifestyle, it became very clear that stay or go, our bonus room/craft room/ leftover

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Nursery Art Project: Watch with Glittering Eyes

I’ve had my eye on a Roald Dahl quote for Baby A’s room for months. It’s from his masterpiece Matila, and reads: “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always

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Goings On

Sorry it’s been so quiet around here, the last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. I ended up in the hospital and then on bed-rest after Baby A threatened to make an early appearance. Thankfully all is now well

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Ch-ch-ch-changes

Turn and face the strange. Have you ever laid awake at night unable to sleep because somewhere deep down you are being called to make a big change in your life? It might be with your job, or your finances,

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Happy House-iversary!

Four years ago today I closed on this big, beautiful old house. Here’s what I wrote about about back on this day in April 2011: “If you know me, you know that I’ve been actively, achingly LONGING to be a

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