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Color Me Happy

Color Me Happy

If you’ve ever lived in a home while renovating it you know the following things are true. a) The shine of what it will look like when it’s completed (in a few years) wears off sooner than you may think as you reside instead with the dust and noise. b) There are [Read More]

Losing the Draft

Losing the Draft

I take this moment to thank my neighbors for their patience with us as we continue to work on the house. We have made sure the loud work has been done during proper hours, although sometimes large trucks have reduced the side road down to one lane as they unload. I know the [Read More]

Lucky, Lucky!

Lucky, Lucky!

The renovation continues… It’s been going on long enough that I’m not sure I believe people when they say it will, eventually, end. In hopes to aid in my sanity I’ve been organizing and collecting fabrics intended for quilts and pillows for the [Read More]

2 Steps Forward, 3 Steps Back

2 Steps Forward, 3 Steps Back

Progress comes in waves when renovating. Work is done. Sections are finished…and then things happen. This week was supposed to be the time we’ve been waiting for… INSULATION! This was to come after the electrical rough for the 3rd floor (we’ve successfully [Read More]

Picking Paint

Picking Paint

If you have ever gone through a renovation you may know how it feels when it’s finally reached the point where a room has come together enough for paint to be applied. It’s certainly exciting and perhaps a little anxiety filled. Enter our new guest room. I [Read More]

Dusty? Yes we are!

Dusty? Yes we are!

I’ve been Pinning things onto my boards over on Pinterest (Follow Along!). I’ve been stacking and squirreling away fabrics (shhhhh === don’t tell the feller!) And I’ve been bookmarking and copying in to file techniques for this and that all in an [Read More]

A little reno here…A little reno there…

A little reno here…A little reno there…

There are days during a renovation where you ask yourself… Is this EVER going to end??? This is a shot of what is now our Master Bedroom, before we moved in with the prior tenants furniture still in it. There comes a point where you just can’t have one more fuse [Read More]

Repotting your House Plants

Repotting your House Plants

Today was one of those over hot and humid summer days where you can smell the rain coming for hours and you can’t wait for it to arrive, giving a short break in the heat. I’d needed to pick up some things at a local hardware/home store and found they were having [Read More]

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Our FAVORITE Brownies!

Our FAVORITE Brownies!

I bet I’ve tried 25 brownie recipes over the years… but this one…this one takes the cake…er brownie! They [Read More]

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

Holiday Treat: Lemon Coconut Bars

When I got the call that I’d be doing a full 26 minutes on the TV show Robin’s Nest, and it would be [Read More]

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Giving a Cat an Inhaler and other Normal Things

Things around The MacKay Way are never dull. I can’t ever recall having an “I’m Bored” moment, [Read More]

Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

After three weeks on the road it was so nice to come home and stroll through the gardens to collect some things for [Read More]

The Staple Dress

The Staple Dress

September has rolled in with a BANG! So much to do in the weeks ahead that my lists have lists!!! As I started my [Read More]

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