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Hello, Friends.

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Dream Kitchen.
Reality Kitchen.

Did anyone notice that I tend to be really heavy into updating this blog in January and then again in, like, July?

I should probably mention that very quantifiable cycle to my therapist. #mentalhealthsymptoms

ANYHOO. The last substantive post I wrote had to do with our yard and all of my wonderful plans for it. Well, my friends. I’ve scrapped most of that. Eric has taken up brewing as his full time hobby, and honestly, a bunch of burly, bearded, beer-drinking bros don’t need a lot of pretty furniture and plants to set the mood for their hops and barley experimenting.

I want a deck though. Like, real, real bad. We’re getting quotes.

We’ve made a lot of changes to the house over the last few months in other ways, though. I think I’m going to have to pull out the camera and share a few snaps soon. I’m really proud of how it’s coming together.

For fun, here’s a list of some of the things we’re still working on. They might change. Who knows! There’s a lot of art to be hung though – is it sad that we’re 1.5 years in and haven’t really moved in yet?

Living Room

  • Paint the TV cabinet
  • Paint (yes, PAINT) the leather chair and ottomon
  • Restuff the seat cushions on the couch
  • Hang our gallery wall
  • Buy (or make) a new end table
  • Curtain behind the TV?

Dining Room

  • New light fixture
  • Build bench
  • Hang art

Kitchen (mmmmmmaybe)

  • Paint cabinets
  • Replace handles
  • Replace light fixture
  • Put in new backsplash

Bedroom

  • Hang art
  • Hang curtains
  • New rug

Eric’s Office

  • CLEAN
  • Rearrange furniture, put TV on dresser
  • Put down rug
  • Hang art

Back Room

  • Put up shelves for beer
  • Move kegerator
  • CLEAN
  • Fix shower in bathroom

Upstairs

  • Declutter
  • Hang art

Yard

  • Put in deck
  • Run electricty to shed

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