On Island Time

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We've got more progress to report from the front lines of the Camp Davis renovation project.  This time it's cabinetry.  And an island - a huge one.  After a few weeks of using the courtyard as a refrigerator, cooking everything in the microwave or on an electric griddle and washing dishes in the bathroom sink, ...

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This is (Almost) Our Time, Mikey, Our Time

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We made another trip to Camp Davis this past Sunday to check in on the contractor's progress and it looks like they are nearly finished their side of the renovations.  Drywall is up, floors are down. We are in the middle, hopefully soon and often. Here is a shot of the soon-to-be kitchen with the new ...

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Every Pinner Has a Future

Watching the trains arrive at the Metro station.

[It's somewhat fitting that this would be my first post in over a week.  I've been busy, and when that happens I start worrying too much about getting things just right instead of just done.  My old boss used to always tell me not to make "the perfect the enemy of the good."  I'm guilt ...

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Egg Carton Gardening

Planting Seeds with Toddler

Maybe Spring is a bit fickle right now.  Maybe, after all these years, I'm still coming to grips with how the four seasons teasingly play out in the mid-Atlantic region. April is just around the corner, and the days are finally long enough to count.  Winter may still be hanging on by a thread, but it ...

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Blog Re-Design and a New Venture

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You may have noticed that things around here a looking a tad different than they used to.  I decided on a little face-lift for the website.  Nothing earth-shattering from a design standpoint, just a few things I wanted that the previous theme couldn't give me, specifically the full-width content option (as if this blog really ...

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The Jimmy-Jinx and More Hytte Posten

I'm not a superstitious man.  Not necessarily.  But since having children I've grown to believe- no, I've grown to accept the fact that my outward acknowledgments control the fate of things around me. The classic "Jimmy Jinx" is one in which I mention, in the moment, that the kids are being good or sleeping well - something ...

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Bedroom Build Out – Resumed

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It's been a really, really long time since I've made any progress on our bedroom build out.  After Ruthie was born all the building progress (predictably) stalled out.  That was six months ago.  For much of those six months it didn't matter.  Loren's room was more or less complete, so we didn't have to worry ...

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Shifting Gears at Camp Davis

After a long hiatus over Thanksgiving break followed by a weekend stolen due to having to do "real" work, we managed to get ourselves out to Camp Davis for the first time in what felt like forever this past weekend.  As usual, the big plans we had for the projects we could accomplish between Friday ...

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A Helping Hand

[First, a quick note: This is my 200th post.  That's kind of crazy.  I've spent a good amount of time putting this blog together - often too much time - but I've been happy to document this last year in great detail.  If the ol' memory takes a nose dive as I reach the age ...

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Fall Pinterest Challenge: Tin Siding

I'm linking up to another Pinterest Challenge today.  Last time I tackled the chalkboard "blacksplash" (you can see that here). In case you are new to this, here's a quick rundown.  The Pinterest Challenge is simple: Actually *do* something you recently pinned.  There is no theme, no difficulty-level expectations, nothing.  Just try something. While Katie Bower is quick ...

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