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For my birthday this year I wanted to finally get our yard FINISHED so every weekend for the past month I dug and prepped and dug and raked and carried and dug and dug.  I cannot even begin to guess how many pounds of dirt I moved, decomposed granite I hauled, or stepping stones I placed. As …

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It has a been a while since my last post and that’s because I’ve been super busy in mostly good ways.  Late September we welcomed a new addition to our family, Quillan, and it’s just been crazy since then.  Between the having a new born and being at work 7 days a week I haven’t had …

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This is most likely the last post about the playhouse before it’s finally done.  I actually think that waiting for the next month and half to put it together will be harder than building itself.  This past weekend my little helper and I put together the roof, built the front wall, and painted some shelves. …

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Playhouse - Part II

These past few weeks my daughter and I have continued building in the garage.  She still doesn’t know what the final outcome will be but she does know what the individual parts are.  In this case they are walls.  Cedar wood frame and redwood fence posts mean that I don’t have to do any staining …

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My work week averages on about 45-50 hours, not including commute time (another 8-10), so the weekends are a pretty precious time for me.  Recently my daughter and I have enjoyed working in the garage and garden together, or rather, I work while my daughter plays with the scraps of wood and field tests whatever …

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Compost Bin

So it’s been a while since my last post, I’ve been busy with work and LOTS of little side projects that I hope to be sharing soon. Something that we’ve been trying to work on with our house and lifestyle is being more green. We are looking into getting a solar system and a few …

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Five years ago my grandparents asked me what I wanted for Christmas. At this point in my life I don’t need anything. I already have way too much crap stuff. However, they are two of the sweetest people in the world and insisted on getting me a something. So I decided that the most productive …

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A few years ago I was given a 5×8 foot California State flag. I had it hanging in my bedroom for a year or two but for the past few years it’s been sitting in the box that it came in. We’ve been looking for interesting ways to fill the walls in our house and …

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Our Backyard

I grew up working in the garden whether I wanted to or not. As soon as we bought our house (or maybe even before) I started scheming up ideas for what I wanted to do. I’m not convinced that the people who designed and built our house actually took into account the view, or even …

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