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We Bought a Condo!

Hi guys!!  Last time I updated you, I mentioned that CB and I were in the process of purchasing a condo.  We closed successfully on June 21st!!!  YaY!!!  Here’s a brief timeline of how it went down: March: Get preapproved ...

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Proof of Life: 2016 Edition

Hey guys, I’m here.  I’m still alive.  Things have been incredibly busy.  I figured I’d drop you a few brief lines to update you on what the hell I’ve been up to and to let you know that I’m still ...

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DIY Anniversary Art – Gamer Geek Style

It’s all over blogland and Pinterest – art highlighting a happy couple’s anniversary. Sometimes it takes the form of a print full of numbers: you see these all the time, the bride and groom’s birthday, their anniversary, followed by the ...

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7 Quick Takes 10.26.13

— 1 — I missed last week’s post because I’ve been acclimating to working full time again. I know, excuses excuses! It’s nice to be making a pretty decent paycheck and to have access to some decent benefits (totally looking ...

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DIY Fuse Box Cover & Command Center

Previously, in my DIY Cat Tree post, I discussed hiding some of the uglier parts of the basement during the renovation.  One of our glaringly hideous problems was the fuse box. It’s mounted on a piece of plywood attached to ...

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TGBR – Floor Plan

I wanted to give you something to “hold you over” while I’m gathering before and after pix and editing them.  I realized I never truly showed you all the floor plan for the renovation.  This was my design and I’m ...

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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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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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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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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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TGBR – Bedroom & Closet

Dude, I totally have a bedroom.  And a master closet that’s alllllllll miiiiiine because let’s face it, Canadian Bacon doesn’t have a bazillion clothes and shoes like I do, and he’s more than happy to give me that space.  I’m ...

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