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Remodeling Your Kitchen and Bath

When doing a kitchen or bath remodel, plumbing fixtures can be a great design element to consider. While custom countertops and cabinets are also essential to your new room’s design, unique plumbing fixtures can be a great way to bring some appeal to your space. Some fun sink options for your kitchen:   Source: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/sink/farmhouse/#page=7 Source: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/sink/farmhouse/#page=10 […]



Eleven Pipers Piping, Decorating with Plaid, A Music Room, Pipe Dreams, and Good Pipes Gone Bad

* “11 Pipers Piping” is believed to refer to the bagpipes predominant during the Tudor and Stuart periods in the history of England.  This stirs up visions of tartan plaid (one of my favorite patterns, by the way, after the wool blankets at a cabin in the Adirondack Mountains where my family used to vacation […]



Turn Home Maintenance and Repair from a Horror to a Habit, Thanks to Kudzu

* The bus picks up my younger daughter right across the street from our house, and I find myself having the unique opportunity to stand there in my neighbors’ driveway with my daughter and gaze at our house.  I see where we just had the wood rot fixed, how solid the new(ish) roof looks, and […]



Gratitude This Thanksgiving for the Place We Call Home

* It’s our anniversary.  Not our wedding anniversary, but our house anniversary.  My husband, my baby and I moved into this house 16 years ago right now.  Well, actually, it was three days before Thanksgiving when the moving truck came, unloaded our meager belongings, and left.  We somehow went from that moment to hosting Thanksgiving […]



Easy Ways to Green Your Home (While Taking Tips from Your City or Work Site)

* I spent the early-morning today emailing some friends who live in a community near mine that just voted to become a new city (which would make it the newest city in the United States) and want to encourage eco-practices that are smart from the start.  The metro-Atlanta city where I live held that title […]





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