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Moved!

14. August 2012

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Moved!

Oh boy, there’s a reason I haven’t blogged in several weeks. I’ve been CRA-CRA busy. After seeing more than a dozen potential apartments, we finally found one that was as perfect as it was going to get. It took a few weeks of paperwork, board approvals, letter writing campaigns and more but we finally landed […]

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My Pottery Barn Office

23. October 2011

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My Pottery Barn Office

I’ve been frantically renovating my home office. I work better when I’m surrounded by things that make me happy. That’s a no-brainer, right? I also hired a part-time assistant who has been helping me get a bunch of new things off the ground (more on that at a later date). He needed work space, I […]

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Our French-Country-NYC-Urban Yummy Wedding.

20. May 2011

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Our French-Country-NYC-Urban Yummy Wedding.

  Sam and I were married on March 5th, 2011. I guess being engaged for 7 years (he says 8 years) was silly but I just couldn’t wrap my head around the enormous expense and all that itchy taffeta. Everytime I started working on the wedding I got distracted or bored. What can I say? […]

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Another DIY Ironing Board.

2. January 2010

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Another DIY Ironing Board.

I made a big ironing board a few years ago and it has served me well (I have since taken the legs off). Occasionally it’s a bit too big. I have to pretty much clear off my whole desk to iron something. I thought it’d be nice to have a smaller ironing board to use […]

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Mom’s Quilt

28. December 2009

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Mom’s Quilt

I finished Mom’s quilt the day before Christmas. Close one! I started this back in June but got sidetracked by 5 million other projects. Phew! Done in the nick of time. This is my 2nd quilt. The first one was a small baby quilt for Maddy last Christmas. Who will be next year’s victim? Apologies […]

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Then & Now.

24. September 2009

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Then & Now.

Sometimes it’s helpful to look back. Scare yourself. See how far you’ve come. Maybe even beat yourself up a little over bad choices – but hopefully learn from them (or not). If you’ve recently bought an old house or a period house or just a house-house you’re probably overwhelmed with the list of things you […]

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Raul, World’s Bestest.

4. September 2009

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Raul, World’s Bestest.

Have you met Raul? He’s the world’s best handyman. Really, world’s best. Adore this man and would be lost without him. I mentioned him once on Apartment Therapy and was bombarded with requests for his number. Really, he’s that awesome. Raul was over today helping me right a bunch of wrongs. Broken dishwasher. Boom. Fixed. […]

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Button Carnival?

17. August 2009

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Button Carnival?

I started more bags last night. I’m up to about 20 bags minus 2. Why minus 2? I brought some to the office to work on during lunch/conference calls and 2 co-workers each nabbed 1. What can I say? They squealed. I caved. LOL  Here’s Lynsey sporting her fancy new bag… The bags I started last […]

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Gift Bag Sweat Shop.

16. August 2009

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Gift Bag Sweat Shop.

I now have 15 bags finished and/or nearly finished. The unfinished bags are just waiting for a button hole & button. Why unfinished? The buttonholer on my machine seems to be on strike. Not nice! I tried increasing the stitch size to compensate for the 2 layers of cotton and 2 layers of fusible interface […]

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She Shoots! She Scores!

26. July 2009

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She Shoots! She Scores!

And the crowd goes wild!! Or, umm, not. If you’re a fan of Cathrineholm you’ll understand. I scored not one but TWO pieces this weekend at two different Salvation Army locations. I made that small little gerbil-like squeal that one makes when they find a treasure but wants to keep it on the *down low*.  […]

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Penny & Tucker Slipcover A Bench

11. July 2009

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Penny & Tucker Slipcover A Bench

Penny & Tucker learned the basics for sewing a simple slipcover today. First, they had me prime and then paint (metallic silver!) the legs of this boring Queen Anne bench. You may remember this bench from the auction out on Long Island. Don’t expect pictures if you click that link, lots got lost when I […]

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Slow Down You Crazy Child.

29. June 2009

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Slow Down You Crazy Child.

You move much too fast. Or something like that. Go ahead, sing the Billy Joel tune “Vienna”. I’ll wait. Here, I’ll even start you off… Slow down you crazy child You’re so ambitious for a juvenile But then if you’re so smart tell me why Are you still so afraid? Where’s the fire, what’s the […]

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Memorial Weekend 2009

25. May 2009

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Memorial Weekend 2009

It’s Monday night and all  I want is to do it again! What a fun weekend. I boxed up stuff that was overpowering the house (things that need constant dusting make me batty) and started an awesome project. I’m about 1/3 of the way done creating my faux Anthropologie bird chandelier. This was my big […]

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Home. At. Last.

10. May 2009

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Home. At. Last.

We’re Home! We were gone for something like 10 days driving from Palm Beach back to NY. I took over 200 pictures and am completely overwhelmed by them. Too much to catalog, some other day (or not!). Two nifty things I saw on my travels that I’d like to try and make in the coming […]

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Renovation *Therapy*

2. March 2009

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In an attempt to put the Therapy back in Renovation Therapy…we’ve been working on a few projects. Even pulled out the much-loved staple gun and a bolt of fabric from Calico Corners. All this activity is helping to cut down on the incessant cursing I’ve been doing to God or whomever the higher entity is […]

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DIY Migraine Pillow…

16. February 2009

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After I was done stomping around (what a carp day!) and the Fiance had replaced the light bulbs in my home office (I can’t reach them, even with a ladder) I pulled out the sewing machine. I made 2 microwaveable headache/aching back pillows. One big, one small. I’ve used these hot/moist/herbal pillows for years. The […]

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