Building A Fence Part 1

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[caption id="attachment_1980" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Front Yard July 2012[/caption]Summer and I have gone back and forth on if we should or should not build a fence in the front yard. Originally, I was against the idea and wasn't open to it. After a bit of back and forth, we made a decision. Summer's Selling Points: A fence in the


Building The Deck

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We have been slowly building our house for almost 5 years now. That's a long time! That's 1,825 days. In the beginning it was tough to live without the comforts of a home (electricity, water, kitchen, chairs, furniture) but we were so excited to buy a house that those things didn't matter. We were inspired by the "Do


We Have Chickens!

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That's right, we have chickens!! I posted a gallery at the bottom of the page to see all of our chicken coop building pictures and ultimately, I will upload pictures of our chickens once they start producing eggs and anything chicken related. Cluck cluck! [caption id="attachment_1611" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Chicken Coop Plans"][/caption]I am not going to just post about


Hardwood Floor Installation in the Gym/Guest Bedroom

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Installing hardwood floors by myself from start to finish was a great project that I really enjoyed. I used much of the leftover tongue and groove teak hardwood flooring from upstairs to install hardwood floors in the gym/guest bedroom downstairs. First off, no professional hardwood floor installer will recommend installing floors at or below grade, especially in the


Glass Shower Doors in the Master Bath

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The bathroom set-up in the master bedroom really is awesome. When we built the house, I didn't really understand why master bedrooms got so much attention, I mean, it's our house! We pay the mortgage, we buy the furniture and we buy the ceiling fans that keep us cool. Why do we need to pimp out the master


Help Us Choose Our Tile

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We are being very budget conscious with our tile choices downstairs. Uncle Sam hit me with some unexpected taxes now that I have my business in Puerto Rico and Sydney may not be going to college yet, but having a baby isn't exactly a discount program. We have been searching for a cool tile for downstairs for a


Windows Installed in the Basement

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Building a house is expensive. When Summer and I first bought this place we were thinking that we would be able to throw $40,000 at this place and be DONE in a couple of months. Yeah right. Building materials and labor are much more expensive than we ever expected and although we are 'do-it yourselfers' on many of