Updating on Houseblogs

So, have you heard about Houseblogs? If you blog about your house (or house related stuff) are you on there? I hadn’t updated my account since I redid the site and converted it ALL to a WordPress blog – so I went in today and updated my info. Want to know the REALLY sad part? Our “to-do” list on the house is the SAME (I’m not sure you can access my list, but you can put up your own)!  Ugh! Can you believe it? Playhouse (0%) Upstairs main bath –…

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New Year's resolutions on the house

For those of you who don’t read my other blog, my “word of the year” this year is “Focus”. One of the things I want to focus on is fixing the things we have. So, I got the great idea to make a list here and see how many we accomplish: Fix the plumbing in both bathrooms Fix the Washer Fix the basement stairs Replace light bulbs and inspect some freaky wiring around the house. Fix some windows (screens and broken parts) Replace lights on outside of garage with something…

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Updates! Check out this bathroom

If you remember this post, you’ll remember that my reader was trying to give away some wonderful bathroom fixtures – they just hated to see them go in the dump! (I totally relate). Well, here’s a happy ending, they didn’t get rid of them, but couldn’t let them go and so incorporated them into the remodel! Yay! Isn’t that a wonderful use of color? I love the yellow behind and the black accents! So, for all of you who aren’t quite sure how to “update” colored bathroom fixtures, here’s a…

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Don't replace your windows – it's not green or saving green!

I went to a great presentation by our local utility company (rather a guy they hire) who talks about how to save money and help preserve the environment. Great talk! I might email him and see if I can link to his powerpoint on my blog (stay tuned for that). But one point that came up was how replacing your windows is NOT the best for the earth OR your house. Now, I don’t know how many of you have had window guys telling you the opposite on this, but…

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Fabulous 50's bath fixtures – cheap to a good home – in Denver or driving distance!

I got a desperate email today from a reader and I’m sure you all would love to help save this great bathroom set! There’s a sink, bathtub and toilet and it’s all available on craigslist here. Here’s their plea! “We bought a 1958 turquoise bathtub/sink/toilet a while back to remodel our own bathroom,since then things have changed and we’ll be moving out so we need to get rid of the blue bathroom. We’d like to recoup our money ($100) but are willing to negotiate – we just don’t want it to go…

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Wow, where to start….

It’s been over a month and nope (especially to “Red” – who didn’t leave me any contact info! 🙂 ) we have NOT measured and replaced the window and put in the air conditioner. Many other things have stepped into the way of it happening. Not the least is our complete fear of measuring – ha, ha! I do appreciate Red’s input tho and hopefully we’ll do it soon. Although – if I don’t get picked for a jury tomorrow – we leave on vacation on Thursday! 🙂 We’re heading…

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We need window help!

Well, here’s the update from our world. Last month we acquired a good window air conditioner that we can have installed for practically nothing. However, we have side opening windows, so we need to replace them – and frankly they are metal, which on a brick house is deadly for heat efficiency. So, we’re switching to vinyl. Bad, I know, but frankly they look better than the metal ones…and we can put in the air conditioner (we’re just starting with the one window). And in true Houseblogger way we are…

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Catching up on blogs before hitting the rock – yes, on Mother's Day!

So, it’s only a TRUE home renovator that would work through her supposed relaxing Mother’s day, but putting in a flagstone patio. However, that’s what we’re doing! The supplies have been purchased and we’re motivated! So, while we’re working away, I figured I’d give you some links to surf around the net. Ranch Redo finally got her Rockin Screen door put in. I’m LOVING this! And low on our list, but definately on it, is painting the house and I love this post by Pam (of course) with some fantastic…

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Patio progress!

We’re so excited to make progress (compare to the photo in the previoius post). Now we can’t wait to finish it. There was weeding to do and flagstone to move – I’m sick of moving the stuff! Because of water run off issues, we had to grout in the row of travertine (weird choice, but it looked the best) and the flagstone will run up to it. So, I’m sure we’ll have more to post next weekend! We can’t wait!

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In a mad rush to finish a 4 year old project

If you’ve read my blog for very long, you know that our back yard has looked pretty much like the photo below for 4 years. We got that far in a mad rush 4 years ago for my son’s 2nd birthday celebration and the project stalled. Lack of time, energy (have you hauled around that many flagstones?), a glitch in the design idea and other issues….did I mention energy? One of the first dilemmas was how to finish the top edge…we’re doing that today, so I will soon have pictures!…

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