We’re sitting here scratching our heads, wondering how on earth another year could have passed. But the more we think about it, I guess it makes sense when we remember everywhere we’ve traveled, the projects we’ve completed, and the things we’ve accomplished. So, here’s a little (okay, maybe lengthy) 2011...
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My Aunt Marge was a real character. She'd always be seen with high heels on...even when cutting her lawn. She had (perfectly natural -- wink, wink) bright reddish orange hair and always a smile on her face. She was extremely generous, and would offer you the shirt off her back,...
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Wendy and I have had a problem with our house since the day we moved in. Well, actually it's been a problem since the day of the home inspection, we just didn't realize it. We mentioned this issue in a post about our home inspection back when we started the blog....
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What's one of the tools you absolutely need when starting a renovation, almost without question? A hammer? Perhaps a tape measure? Shop-Vac? Cordless drill? All good ideas, sure, but what about a ladder? Oh yeah, a ladder! The tool we really didn't think about until we got to a point where we...
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When we purchased our home back in 2003, we felt very fortunate to still have five out of ten original 120 year old windows. Unfortunately ugly triple track aluminum storm windows had been installed over top of this original feature in an attempt to make the windows more energy efficient. Actually,...
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Wendy, Alex, Mel, & Lulu. We hope your holidays are bright and your new year is full of possibility. Photo Credit: Lindsay Wood (Apartment Therapy home tour).
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With this coming weekend's Christmas holiday, I'm sure the vast majority of folks are readying their last minute items. From buying and wrapping gifts to packing for upcoming travel or preparing for the arrival of your guests, there's so much to take care of that we all could use a...
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Anyone notice anything a little bit different about the photo below?  If you thought "the doorknob looks different" you'd be correct! If you've been keeping up with our vestibule project, you might remember that something about the doorknob felt a little off to us after we installed the french doors. We...
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You may not have been able the tell over the past few week's posts, but Wendy and I enjoy our holidays. We try to go all out while maintaining some semblance of moderation. So while you may not see thousands of strands of Christmas lights set to music (trust me,...
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'Tis the season...but for what? Festive Christmas Llamas, that's what! Yes, that's right folks, after a somewhat lengthy hiatus from their large front window perch, the llamas have returned just in time for Christmas! But these aren't just any old holiday caroling llamas or anything, these guys are dressed as the jolly...
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This Toolbox Tuesday is brought to you by...Wendy? Yep, you read that right. This week is special because it's the first week that I am going to be throwing my two cents into the arena regarding a tool of choice. Up until now, Alex has been waxing poetic about various...
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Our 1st annual DIY Gingerbread Challenge is complete and we have a winner to announce. But before we get to the Old Town Home Challenge, we wanted to give you an update on our little friendly neighborhood competition.   Yep, it's hard to believe but we have another year of our...
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As we approach the final weekend of the 1st Annual DIY Ginerbread Challenge, we wanted to remind you all to get your entries in by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday December 18th. We'll be drawing a winner and announcing them on Monday's post. There's a $50 prize to Red Barn...
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In Old Town Alexandria Christmas reigns supreme. From the day after Thanksgiving through the end of December, homes and shops throughout the city are festively decorated and accessorized for the season. As we've walked the quaint streets of Old Town Alexandria this month, we've been enamoured with many homes' exterior holiday decor. From...
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In our never-ending quest to see the inside of nearly every house in Old Town Alexandria, Wendy and I are quite familiar with the area. When we learn of a local open house, a quick glance at the address usually sparks a discussion where we can easily identify the specific house in...
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