Bennett Kit Home – Flanders

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Several years ago when the house needed to be repainted Teacher and I decided it was time to change the grey/burgundy/cream color scheme. The house was built in 1922 and we both love 1920s Craftsman style so Teacher suggested I search online to see what colors 1920s bungalows were painted.…

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation – Day Five

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My biggest fear about tearing up all the flooring was that the kitchen and dining room wouldn’t be put back together again until the last minute and I’d spend Sunday night running around like crazy to get things ready for the children to arrive Monday morning. But Thursday morning I…

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How I Spent my Summer Vacation – Day Three

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Tuesday was a busy day: swimming lessons in the morning, a dentist appointment for me in the afternoon, and the neighborhood’s annual block party at night. Even though Teacher and I were busy, Jo-Bear found time to work on the stairs. This is the ugly tile we inherited when we…

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation – Prequel

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You know how you plan a quick and easy project and it snowballs into something not so quick or easy? Yeah. That.   It all started when I noticed the flooring in front of the dishwasher was curling up. We discovered that the dishwasher was leaking underneath the flooring. So…

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The Anniversary Picnic

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Saturday morning most of us descended en masse on Mom & Dad’s house to get ready for the picnic. By “us” I mean Uncle Ike, Aunt Elle and their boys, Uncle Jay, College Boy, Irish Girl and their kids, Cowboy, Princess and their girls yes I have news to share,…

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Well, That Didn’t Work

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We don’t have an office, and since I spend most of the day in the kitchen, dining room and play room, the kitchen counter ends up being a mini-office. A very messy mini-office. I’ve tried a couple of things to contain the clutter – keeping most of my To Do…

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