Tag Archive | "I Love Upstate"

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Friday, April 4, 2008

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I sent the Fiance a list of things I wanted us to accomplish this weekend including; 1. a trip to Sears to buy an orbital sander, japanese saw 2. plant our seeds for tomatoes and other veggies 3. finishing sanding the round table that the Fiance thinks is important to me…but that I had put […]

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Couldn’t I Just Hire My Niece To Draw A Picture Of Me?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

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I need a headshot for an upcoming side project that is in fact kinda related to home improvement. I haven’t had time to take any pictures what with fumbling in the dark in Vermont, sitting on trains, working, throwing back cocktails, meeting with the slipcover lady, etc. You see the schedule is just full-full-full. I […]

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I Made An Offer On A New House!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

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I’ve been dreaming about this place for years. It’s just 2-3 miles down the road from the Fiance’s parents’ country house so we can pop over all the time. Nothing like a nice afternoon with the inlaws – am I right? We could play cricket on the lawn and sip minty ice-tea. Seriously though, this […]

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I Got Me Mad Skillz!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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Now that I’m all wood-shoppy…I need a place that I can actually do stuff. The foyer isn’t looking like the best wood shop and the proximity to the litter box is, well, ick. What’s my first project? Other than finishing the veneer on the art deco nightstands and finishing sanding/painting the table the Fiance thinks […]

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My Yestermorrow aka "Tool Camp" Experience…

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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I’ve rewritten this post several times. It gets softer each time. I can’t begin to tell you the fury and anger that my first draft (written on Saturday night) had. It’s now Sunday evening. It’s MUCH better. I have been up here since late Friday night. I’m at the point now where I have a […]

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Blogger-Versary Poem Contest Winner Revealed…

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Who Won The ILU One Year Blogger-Versary Poem Contest!?!? Well, these 3 poems floated to the top for me… Green Fairy’s poem: Schidt, LOVE! Upstate Mom fights stormy Jean. Where is the freakin’ Fiance? Why does the Fiance endure? Tal remains silent. Was my absolute favorite. But, she didn’t write it. She put words into […]

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Last Auntie Mame Decor/Interiors…

Sunday, March 30, 2008

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More Auntie Mame Mid-Century Madness…and then the final decor transition…India. Auntie Mame, I miss you already. That second slide should read “NOW married” not “NOT married”. Leave it to a literary agent to run willy nilly with the typos. Hey, I’m NOT an editor! I finished my bench. It’s all wrapped up in cardboard and […]

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Half Way Thru Day 2 At Tool Camp – Auntie Mame Part 3….

Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Half way through day 2. Things are MUCH better in the daylight. Last night was, stressful. My bench is all cut up, I’ve been using a big ole router to make rounded edges and I’ve fallen hard for the orbital sander. I feel we have a connection that my old square one just doesn’t meet […]

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Tool Camp Day One – And The Return of Auntie Mame

Saturday, March 29, 2008

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I just finished day one at Yestermorrow. I thought I’d do a really brief overview and then a bigger more all-encompassing post late next week. If you have a migraine, noisy tools will make for a rough day. I took some tylenol around 8am and that helped for a few hours. Around 3pm I started […]

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Auntie Mame Lands At Tool Camp!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

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I have a roommate in my dorm room here at Yestermorrow but haven’t met her yet. She got the single bed so I ended up with the bottom bunk. Oh well, she got here first so she gets dibs. There is soooooo much snow that it comes up to more than half way up the […]

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Blogger-Versary Today! Off To Tool Camp In Da Mornin’!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Today is my Blogger-Versary. Where are my damn flowers?!?! I leave for Tool Camp tomorrow morning. I should pack some snacks and clean undies. Am not bringing my laptop with me but will bring my camera and phone. Maybe I’ll finally figure out that whole “mobile blog” thing. Or not. I’ll have my blackberry with […]

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Sandpaper and Wedding Dresses…

Thursday, March 27, 2008

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Well that title should scare the carp out of my Mom and sisters (if they still read this…who knows). Mom calls this thing my “bog”. Somewhere along the way she dropped the “L” so it’s all just a big murky English bog. Care for a cup of tea? I fully expect a flurry of emails […]

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Do NOT Clip Your Nails In A French (or any) Restaurant.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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See this woman: That’s exactly what she did. She clipped her nails and then filed them. I thought I was going to hurl. As many of you know, I’m a literary agent. I get to go out to yummy lunches with editors from publishing companies – a lot. Today I was to have lunch with […]

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Tool Camp, Sweaters & Commerce Bank…Oh My.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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I went shopping tonight. You know, Tool Camp this weekend! I can’t go off to camp wearing old crap. Yestermorrow is in Vermont so that means New Sweater!! Oh wait, I’m going to be using tools in a garage-like setting. Schidt, I should wear old crap. Dang. Oops. Oh well. Retail is dying and I […]

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Tool Camp, Sweaters & Commerce Bank…Oh My.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

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I went shopping tonight. You know, Tool Camp this weekend! I can’t go off to camp wearing old crap. Yestermorrow is in Vermont so that means New Sweater!! Oh wait, I’m going to be using tools in a garage-like setting. Schidt, I should wear old crap. Dang. Oops. Oh well. Retail is dying and I […]

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I Love Upstate’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY contest…

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

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March 27th is my one year blogger-versary. Thanks to everyone for lauging with (and at) me all year long while I try to renovate this darn greek revival monster. By the way…the kitchen chairs are in the garage now… To celebrate this not-so-momentous occasion…I have put together a BOX O’ GOODIES. This BOX O’ GOODIES […]

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