Rusl from Zelda Twilight Princess Costume plus….Other Stuff

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Hey, guess what?! We haven’t finished painting the basement yet! So how about some Halloween stuff and some more cute dog pictures? Gus was the only kid who requested a tricky costume this year, but it was a bit of a doozy. Generally if your kid is interested in dressing up as a video game character for Halloween, you can … Continue reading

Basement Updating: Reality Check Time

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We’re finishing a room in our basement as part of a Fall In Love room makeover collaboration with a bunch of other fabulous bloggers. Read more about it and find links to all the other bloggers here. We have ONE more weekend before I’m supposed to show you all my amazing finished basement. I would like to be completely honest … Continue reading

Weekend Trip: FDR State Park, the Little White House, and Columbus, GA

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  Last Friday was Dave’s birthday, and we celebrated with a quick weekend trip. This trip’s itinerary changed a ridiculous number of times between when we planned it a few months ago and when it actually happened. It originally was going to include Providence Canyon State Park (in fact, going back there after Abe got sick and cut our last … Continue reading

Halloween House Tour

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So today I’m doing my first ever holiday house tour, along with five other fabulous bloggers. Thanks so much to Stephanie from Sandpaper and Glue for putting this together. Make sure to check out all the other tours after you take a look at mine; I’m really excited to see what everyone else has done–Halloween decorations are my favorite! Until … Continue reading

Whitewashed Plywood Plank Wall: Finally Starting the Fun Parts!

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We’re finishing a room in our basement as part of a Fall In Love room makeover collaboration with a bunch of other fabulous bloggers. Read more about it and find links to all the other bloggers here. At least Dave thought this part was fun. I guess I found the whitewashing part that I did pleasant enough, but mostly I … Continue reading

Halloween House Tours and 50 Questions

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Two things today (or maybe 51 things). First off, an announcement: next week, on Monday, October 20, I’ll be doing a Halloween House Tour along with these other bloggers: I’ve never done a holiday/seasonal house tour post before, and Halloween seemed like a good place to start. Because it’s fun and there are gold snakes. Well, I have gold snakes. … Continue reading

Basement Doors!

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We’re finishing a room in our basement as part of a Fall In Love room makeover collaboration with a bunch of other fabulous bloggers. Read more about it and find links to all the other bloggers here. Well, we’re no longer on schedule with the basement, but that’s okay, because the schedule was a little crazy and overly ambitious anyway. … Continue reading

Creepy Gold Snakes Halloween Wreath

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Well, there’s not really going to be a post about basement doors this week, and there very nearly was not one about this wreath, either. Because my plans this week were thwarted at every turn! By non-sleeping babies, overpacked schedules, and uncooperative spray paint. Here’s what you need to make this wreath: *A wreath form of some sort (I bought … Continue reading

Basement Budget Notes/Weekend Updates. And a Chipmunk.

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We’re finishing a room in our basement as part of a Fall In Love room makeover collaboration with a bunch of other fabulous bloggers. Read more about it and find links to all the other bloggers here. Weekend If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen that we’ve been working on the basement doors, and that the foosball table is … Continue reading