If you missed it, our house was featured yesterday in an Apartment Therapy House Tour. We are quite honored to be included in their running list of eclectic, cool, interesting, and often downright stunning houses. One of the items that garnered a bit of focus in the article and interest from some...
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As the holiday season gets into full swing, many of our thoughts turn to entertaining in our home. Whether you're playing host to a large group of extended family for the holidays or hosting an intimate gathering for a few close friends, setting a beautiful table sets the mood for an event...
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Now that we've solidly moved past the Thanksgiving holiday, and we're all rested up from a long day of Black Friday shopping, it's time to turn our attention to one of the next important events, the Old Town Home Gingerbread House Challenge.If you haven't heard, we're hosting a gingerbread house challenge for...
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Just like the title of the post says, we're going Black Friday shopping in Old Town, and I'm going to be live tweeting it! We may still be stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner, but that doesn't mean we'll be missing out on good deals. Wendy has had a plan to wake up...
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Though the origins of Thanksgiving are rooted in celebrating the end of harvest season and giving thanks for a bountiful crop, the day is now an opportunity and excellent marker in the year to pause and take a bit more notice of what we have to be thankful for in...
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Thank you to everyone who chimed in on our little door knob height dilemma yesterday and offered their opinion and suggestions. They were all quite helpful and we appreciate them. I think we are going to swap out the knob for a black porcelain knob to start, then see what we think....
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From the initial concept of restoring the entry vestibule back to its original configuration, to purchasing salvaged antique side lites and attempting to restore them and make them work as french doors, our vestibule project has come a long way. It has taken longer than we had ever anticipated, and...
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There is a particular house in Old Town that I've mentioned on a few occasions in previous Open Housing posts. This house is not the largest, smallest, most expensive, or even most significant in Alexandria, but it is thought to represent the oldest and most historically accurate/unaltered home in the...
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If you swung by yesterday, you read all about one of our favorite events of the year -- our annual neighborhood gingerbread house competition. Well, it got us thinking. This fun and spirited show of competitiveness, mad DIY skills, extreme icing piping, and candy design abilities shouldn't be limited just...
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For Wendy and me, holiday traditions, both old and new, are what really make the season special. Knowing that we will get to spend time with family, eat specific items, recall memories as we decorate our tree, and even watch The Christmas Story and National Lampoons Christmas Vacation at least...
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As the holidays rush in, I've been taking a moment here and there to reflect on what makes this time of year so special. With Thanksgiving in particular, I like to slow down and think about all the reasons I have to be thankful. I even started a tradition with...
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Last week marked a major milestone in the saga of the front vestibule project. After months of laborious effort with tedious paint stripping, restoring, woodworking, door hanging, glass cutting, window glazing, measuring, trimming, shimmimg, shaving, adjusting, bleeding, sweating, crying, arguing…you get the picture, we finally made the significant step of...
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The butternut squash is quite possibly my favorite vegetable this time of year. I capitalize on its sweet and nutty flavors by transforming this winter squash into one of many delectable dishes. With the Thanksgiving holiday nearly upon us, what better time to share my number one favorite recipe for...
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Last week we wrote about a great house in the prime Halloween location of Lee Street. That particular home is a really nice place that truth be told (our house needs to cover its ears) we really sort of love. The problem is, we're just not keen on the $1.3...
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Last week our post dedicated to the memory of our puppy Oliver marked the one year anniversary of one of the saddest days Wendy and I have experienced (but trust me when I saw this is not a post about being sad). It was a difficult time, for sure, but left us with...
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