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Tagged With: remodel

Installing a Woodstove on the Homestead

Most of you have seen our little Jotul woodstove. It barely comes to my knees and is in our kitchen/ sitting area. I love it. It’s adorable and puts off a lot of heat for as tiny as it is. But with the layout of our house, the heat from this little stove doesn’t really … Continue reading »

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Refinishing Hardwood Floors

Some of you know I refinished the hardwood floors that came in our home about four years ago. The pine flooring went from a dark walnut to a light natural, and I loved them. But unfortunately, thanks to two sets of renters for two years and 8 extremely large dogs, the floors were in awful … Continue reading »

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Pottery Barn Wall Hanging Hack

A couple years ago, Pottery Barn had this picture in their magazine. I drooled. I drooled a lot. Okay, so I always drool over Pottery Barn, but REALLY loved this set up! I was determined to fit it into my house somehow. I saved and later pinned this picture, just waiting for the right stuff … Continue reading »

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5 Things to Know When Refinishing Hardwood Floors

When we bought our home, the hardwood pine floors in the kitchen and sunroom were tired, worn and stained a very dark walnut. As much as I love having hardwood floors in my house, these made the room incredibly dark (especially during those long, dark Alaskan winters). So while the hubby was away, the wife played … Continue reading »

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The History of Our Home

I consider myself so very blessed. I’m married to my best friend, live in the most beautiful (I think) state, and live in the cabin of my dreams. Read all about the history of our home!   This cabin has a lot of family history. My dad started building the original 15’x20’ cabin before mom … Continue reading »

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