7 Quick Takes Friday 8.30.13

— 1 — This past week I started to make more of an effort to publicize my blog.  I linked up my cat tree post to a couple of link parties, and started commenting on blogs I enjoy reading.  This ...

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How to Build a Cat Tree Around a Basement Support Pole

Building in basements comes with a lot of problems. There’s the issue of water damage.  Since Meemaw’s basement is a walk-out, that wasn’t a huge problem.  There was a little bit of efflorescence under the porch / in my future ...

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7 Quick Takes Friday 8.23.13

— 1 — My high school buddy T’onna of Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty got me started on this 7 Quick Takes Friday thing.  Although I enjoy DIY, I’m not really “crafty,” and her 7 Quick Takes posts ...

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5 Cleaning Supplies That I Love

Disclaimer: I have not been sponsored to write any of this stuff.  Sometimes when I’m on the toilet I think of random things I’d like to write about.  This is one of those toilet posts.  So maybe you can say ...

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How to Cook Perfect Steak & Roasted Veggies

I have discovered how to cook perfect steak and roasted veggies.  The steak has an herby, spicy crust and the center is perfectly medium rare.  I was amazed by how good it is – it’s better than most steakhouses!  The ...

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5 Housing Features & Design Trends I Hate

Flooring:  Carpet This is the absolute number one thing I hate in houses.  Carpet is disgusting.  It’s gross and nasty.  Everything you bring into the house gets ground down into it and stuck in it and no matter how much ...

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2 – What Will Meemaw Eat? Mexican Edition

Today Canadian Bacon and I went shopping with Ma and Meemaw.  On the way home, he asked “What’s for dinner?”  I informed him that I’d thawed out some ground beef and planned to make enchiladas.  After a pause, he replied ...

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Cat Hacks – Top Entry Litterbox for $4.50

So if you know me at all, or have even just read one of my blog posts, you know I’m only one cat away from “crazy cat lady.”  That’s so true I even have a bumper sticker, courtesy of my ...

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1 – What Will Meemaw Eat?

Spoiler alert: Canadian Bacon and I have been living here in the basement for a little over a month now. I am super behind in getting updates out for you guys. Part of that is because it’s still not “done” ...

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All Good Things Must Come to an End: My WoW Story

Update As of June 2013, three years since we started playing and two years after we created our guild, my husband and I quit World of Warcraft. We became too busy with our real lives; we moved in with my ...

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TGBR – An Update in Pictures

I’ll try to let the pictures do most of the talking here.  These are roughly in chronological order.

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TGBR – Firing My Drunken Contractor and Other Exciting Adventures

So writing is supposed to be therapeutic, right?  I’m hoping so because damn, I’m super stressed out over this basement renovation.  I have learned one very big lesson – go with your gut. You remember how I wrote a few ...

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