The Happy Crazy House

remodeling and other family adventures

In my decluttering quest…I was distracted.  I was putting away the paint that I had in the dining room for touch-ups I had been working on….when I decided that I should paint the patio door. Here is my before: I want to say that I painted the patio door black….maybe a year ago???  I can’t …

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Depending on who you follow on Pinterest…this could be a topic you have seen so many times you could puke.  Well…me too.  Until I came across this site and this article. http://www.lifeedited.com/residential-behavioral-architecture-101/ Now, over the past couple of years I have heard the terms downsizing, decluttering, small living, etc.  It sounds so freeing….for other people.  …

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Even though Jules has her own room now, she ends up in Jane’s room 95% of the time.  They were just hanging out on the bed, playing on the floor most of the time……or coming to the living room to use the coffee table.  I wanted to add something very functional for them to use….I …

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Just a few things about my neighborhood…..it’s the best.  We live on a quiet street, with amazing people and I feel comfortable letting the girls have the run of the neighborhood.  Jules has been wanting to do something for our neighbors for awhile…..so last week I got organized and we made cookies.   I found an …

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When Dave and I moved into this house, I was on the look out for a nice upgrade to the counter microwave we had at the time.  On Craigslist I found a brand new (never used) over the range microwave.  It was $60…..what?!  That microwave was an amazing add to our kitchen.  See below: A …

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I like things organized, I like being able to go to a drawer or a bookshelf and finding exactly what I am looking for.  The thing I don’t like is keeping up on it, harping encouraging the girls and Dave to put things where they belong.  The one thing that I will not budge on …

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