A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Posts Tagged ‘celebrations’

Happy 8th House-iversary

EIGHT YEARS! How time flies—I really can’t believe we’ve lived here for 8 years already (technically I’m two days early, but still)! Unfortunately I missed our anniversary last year, but we’ll just chalk that up to the 7-year itch with houseblogging, as I strayed a bit from that last year. 🙂 On our House-iversary two years ago,…

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Happy Pet Adoption Day!

Hard to believe that it’s already one year ago this weekend when we brought these adorable two girls, Romy and Lena, home from the shelter. They were both about six months old at the time (but are not litter mates). It didn’t take long for them to discover the heated bathroom floor, where we often…

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Merry Christmas

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We didn’t do much decorating this year, so I’ll leave you with some photos of a friends’ vintage aluminum Christmas trees which were exhibited at a local history museum (these are just a fraction of what he has collected!). I’ll attempt…

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Post-Thanksgiving Recap

My heavy workload did not let up until late Wednesday afternoon, which didn’t leave me a lot of time to prepare and cook for thirteen on Thanksgiving. I did manage to run out at lunchtime on Tuesday to get the grocery shopping done, but would have liked to have more prep time. Thankfully, I have…

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Happy Anniversary, Bungalow!

Wow, I just realized that we closed on the bungalow exactly two years ago today! While a lot has changed in a relatively short period of time, some things remain the same in a manner of speaking, so I thought I’d do a little That was then, This is now picture show. Then, the PO’s…

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The Post V-Day Post

Sometimes I just crave sushi. I’m not really into the fancy rolls, like caterpillar or dragon. They’re okay, but I think too many ingredients can be overpowering. That’s why my favorite sushi place is Kuni’s Japanese Restaurant on Main Street in Evanston. They only offer the classic rolls —— the fanciest maki they make is…

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Christmas Recap

I thought I better get these Christmas photos up before 2008 is over! I’ve been around, but just either too busy or too lazy to post lately. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday —— we certainly did. Thankfully, despite nasty weather on Tuesday, my stepdaughter and her husband managed to fly in from the…

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The Aftermath

I’ve had my coffee. I can’t put it off any longer. Time to attack the kitchen. For Round Two. Ugh. Love the cooking part. Hate the cleanup. While this task usually falls on my wonderful husband, who does it without complaining (he does get a fabulous meal out of the deal, after all), he has…

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Christkindlmarket

My sister is one of “those people” who gets up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday to get their Christmas shopping done. I’m sure they get some great deals, but a) I can’t stand crowds; b) I hate shopping; and c) I haven’t even thought about Christmas at this point. So you won’t…

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