Ice Ice Baby

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Another nice low-key weekend at home. An ice storm kind of derailed our plans to head out-of-town for some shopping, but we made the best of it and decided to get some projects done around the house. So very adult of us right?

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Replaced the timing mechanism in this clock Neil made in junior high. I’m thinking of putting it up as part of a frame montage in the living room. It reminds me so much of the clocks my grandpa used to make…

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We rented a carpet cleaner and did all the carpets. Since I rented and moved nearly every year before buying a house, it was my first time doing this (Neil’s been a homeowner before). The carpets are so nice and soft again, I love it. Would it be overkill to clean them every 4-6 months?

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We started scheming our next big project, painting the upstairs office and guest room. We also want to de-popcorn the ceiling, replace the fixtures and paint the trim. Anyway, we sat up in the guest room scheming for a good hour, which is the most time we’ve spent in the room since we set the bed up. It will be nice when this is finally a cozy guest retreat, and our office is both darker and better lit for our work.

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Dinner while we took a break from cleaning was a huge bowl of “healthified” nachos with GF chips, ground pork, lettuce, Greek yogurt, salsa and a little cheese. So many nachos…

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Our big project Sunday was slow-cooking a rack of ribs. Recipe forthcoming, they were freaking amazing!

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Now, if only this stuff were real snow…



Comments

  1. I LOVE that clock!

    We had a bunch of snow, but it all melted this week. Now it feels like spring outside!

    • That’s what we had before this latest little storm. It got up to nearly 70 degrees! Now it’s more like 10.

      I love the clock too, there’s something about it, just has the right character.

  2. I get my carpets cleaned every 4 months or so. My favorite carpet steam cleaners always do deals on groupon. I love how they look afterward!!

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