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I can’t believe this month marks one year from the first time I set eyes on this house. Hard to imagine that one year ago I was flying back and forth between Little Rock and San Francisco, searching hard for a new home. It was a stressful time, friends. A time I have no interest […]

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Swimming Pool Update: Solar Panels

April 18, 2014

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Or should the title say “we’re finally pool safe and can walk around without tripping over brick piles”? Seriously though, last time we spoke about the pool / yard, the pool was completed and ready for swimming. However, the brick patio was in shambles and we were nowhere close to allowing the kids in the […]

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Backyard Update: Pool Fence & Brick Patio Completed

October 16, 2013

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Go ahead. Come on over to pick me up off the floor. Actually, off the concrete. Because I’m laying face down right here on the new concrete pool deck. Kissing it. Caressing it. Loving it. Oh, sorry. Forgot you were here! You guys. There are almost no words. I say *almost* because I’m a blogger, […]

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Swimming Pool Update – It’s done!

September 21, 2013

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While there is plenty going on here at the rental house – a-hem…     …There’s a flurry of activity happening at the new house too! Have entered the longest stretch in which I haven’t been at the house. Am itching to be there in person to snap progress photos. Alas, I have to rely […]

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New House Progress Update

July 31, 2013

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Yup. Gunite. Who knew there was such a thing? As soon as my pool guys said “we’ll be guniting while you’re at the house” I immediately hopped over to google to investigate. Basically, gunite is a process of spraying concrete into the pool to make the inner form. What? You mean the pool wouldn’t look […]

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We’ve Got Gunite!

July 25, 2013

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Finally. Finally real photos to share from my real camera. Not cell phone quality images. Not random shots snapped by contractors then texted to me. It’s the real deal, peeps! I’m excited to finally share these with you…And equally excited to have you follow along as I transform this exterior from start to finish. I […]

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New California Home: The before exterior home tour

July 11, 2013

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