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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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