OMG. I Want a Mini Donkey!

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So I was was reading a trashy celebrity gossip magazine today (I have to catch up when I'm off the island ;)...), and there was an article about Martha Stewart and her pet miniature donkeys... MIniature donkeys?!? What?! Awesome!!! I have never heard of miniature donkeys before, but that is EXACTLY what Stefan and I need! We have

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Mahogany Doors | Interior and Exterior

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Summer and I finally found a great door place in Puerto Rico. They are located on the No. 2 highway just north of Isabella (if you are driving towards San Juan). They had a very large supply of nice wood doors. All of these mahogany doors look like they are hand made. They range in price from $100

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Puerto Rico Corporations | Tax Exemptions

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I am officially living in Puerto Rico full time now, and since I don't have any property or assets on the mainland, I decided to take advantage of the very generous tax breaks both the federal U.S. government and Puerto Rico give to businesses that move their mainland companies to Puerto Rico. I am currently in the research

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Pride of Ownership

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Tonight, I am in an extremely clean and dog free house. After watering this morning, I pulled all of the furniture out of the living room and gave the entire upstairs of the house a deep clean. It has really needed it. We have had a lot of rain this winter and every time we get a little

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Transplanting the Palms | Avoid the Shock?

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Summer and I were clearing out underneath the mango tree in the back yard a couple weeks ago and notices a bunch of sprouts that we thought could have been palm trees. Without looking at them closer, you might thing they were just thick strands of grass. We watched them grow and decided that we think they may

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Landscaping and Taming the Property

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Is all of my hard work landscaping just taming the property or is landscaping the property taming me? I have been at it a lot lately and now I am quite enjoying it. I have come to the conclusion that I will be doing at least fifteen hours of yard work every week for the duration of my

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Office Furniture – Start with a desk?

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Summer and I went to the Rooms to Go liquidation center before she left for California looking for some furniture. I found an awesome couch set for my office but ultimately didn't buy it...but I had a reason. I couldn't rationalize spending a bunch of money on lounge furniture for my office when i am still working on

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Master Bedroom | Bath – What to do?

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Summer and I have really hit a road block on this one. We finished all the brown marble in the master bedrooms wet room (toilet/shower) except for the trim. It looks great. Now, we were going to use the remaining brown marble around our master jacuzi and two sinks (on the left and right side of the tub)...but

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Autoridad de Acueductos (Water Company)

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Strange as it seems, I don't own the water that is runs through the water table under our house. The Puerto Rican government owns it. Even stranger than that, is that the government leases it out to privately held companies to sell water to people that live on the island. Crazy water people. Summer and I have kicked

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Postcards of Rincon Puerto Rico

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Summer and I like to send postcards. They are quick fun ways to say hello to friends. The problem is, Rincon doesn't have any cool postcards. They are all super old and not quite cheesy enough to be cool. Maybe Summer and I should make cool postcards for Rincon. hmmmm....summer is the genius with PhotoShop...here is a digital

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