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Ho Ho Ho Holidaze

Christmas came, Christmas went. It wasn’t pretty. About two weeks before Christmas I got food poisoning.. and then my body decided that all food was bad. So I spent the entire holiday sick and not eating. It’s a great way to lose weight… as long as you don’t mind the not eating. In better news.. Santa was good to us…

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When the mood strikes.. run with it.

On Sunday for some reason Marc and I were talking about gifts.. I reminded him that I wanted a vacuum cleaner (it was on my Christmas list last year.. and on my birthday list.. and was quickly heading towards my Christmas list for this year). The house has hard floors throughout.. except for the area rugs. We’ve made it a…

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Acquiring Curb Appeal

“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exup’ery In the beginning:This is the picture that was on the flyer for the house Before:This is a picture of the house before this last weekend I included the “where we started picture”…

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Best Birthday Gift -Ever-

Truly the best birthday gift -ever-. Useful, entertaining, arobic 😉 Tuesday was my birthday. Mom & Dad sent a box of gifts for me. I was good and didn’t open it until my actual birthday. One of the gifts was this flyswatter (Electric / Electronic Fly Swatter). As we were putting batteries into it Marc looked at me with a…

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Instant facelift

If windows are the eyes of a home… what is the front door? The nose? Mouth? No idea. In any case, our house just got a whole lot more character. YEAH! A new front door. I’m giddy about it. Everytime I look at it, it makes me smile. How long does that last? I know it should have been something…

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Look Ma, Daisies!

Before After When Mom and Dad were here we pulled out the (nasty horrible) cactus in the front yard and replaced it with daisies (see: Slave Driver). I -LOVE- daisies.

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Screen Door

It’s a ho-hum front door. I dislike it because it’s so ho-hum.. and because I’m too short to see out of the fan on the top. This means when someone comes to the door, I have no idea who they are until I open the door. Our neighborhood isn’t totally scary.. but I’m not 100% comfortable with just whipping the…

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Going Caddy Shack

Our front yard seems to have acquired a gopher (what -is- the difference between a gopher and a ground hog?). We’ve acquired some type of nasty ground digging rodent who is pushing up dirt piles in the front yard. Marc went to Home Depot to get the “gopher elimination implements”. The helpful staff at Home Depot told Marc that the…

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Filoli Estate

On Friday of Mom and Dad’s vacation we visited Filoli. (Yes, I know this is now almost two weeks ago. Give me a break, I’m slow). Filoli Estate (pronounced FI-low-lee) is located 30 miles south of San Francisco and is one of the finest remaining examples of a country estate from the early 20th century. The first floor of the…

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