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Happy 2015!

I was going to post about our hiking trip this weekend when I realized it’s been a while since I updated the blog – whoops! So here’s a quick update before I post about the hike. Christmas It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since Christmas when we still have our Christmas decorations up. Nick … Continue reading »

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Painting the Kitchen

This long-overdue post is about Nick’s and my painting project that started back in September, while Nick’s mom was in town. Neither of us had much painting experience and she (generously!) offered to teach us the ropes. We painted the entry, stairway, living room, mantle, and kitchen. We liked the greyish color the previous owners … Continue reading »

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Tuft & Needle Mattress Review

Nick and I had been talking about getting a new mattress for years. The one we’d been using was 12 years old and had known 5 different homes on both sides of the country. Getting a new mattress was daunting, though. What kind do we get: spring, memory foam, latex? How do we get a … Continue reading »

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First Snow at Our House

The news is reporting that “for the first time in nearly two years, snow accumulated in the greater Seattle area.” I blogged about that snow back in January 2012 when we were still in the apartment. Today marks the first time we’ve had snow at our house, though! 🙂 The news has been going crazy … Continue reading »

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Winter is Coming

The arctic cold front has arrived… and it brought hail! I took this photo of the hail in our backyard just a few minutes ago. We’re going to have temperatures in the 30’s for at least the next week. Brr! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We went up to my grandparents’ cabin and … Continue reading »

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Decorating for Christmas

Nick and I had fun decorating our new home for the holidays over the weekend. We brought up our boxes of garland, lights, ornaments, and decorations and enjoyed figuring out where to put everything. Now that we have a fireplace, we’ll have to pick up some stocking holders so we can hang our stockings above … Continue reading »

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New Dining Furniture

We were asked the other day if we had gotten a dining table yet. Whoops, guess we forgot to blog about that! The dining table we got is perfect for our new home. It is a gateleg table that seats up to 6 people. We usually only keep it opened halfway, which is perfect for … Continue reading »

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Enjoying our Backyard

Nick and I have been taking advantage of the warm weather and our new grill by grilling a few times per week. We tried out a new recipe from “Bite Me: A Stomach-Satisfying, Visually Gratifying, Fresh-Mouthed Cookbook”, which we got as a housewarming gift. The recipe is called Magical Moroccan Chicken and it consists of marinated and … Continue reading »

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Getting Around

One of the awesome things about our house is that it has a Walk Score of 90, which means there is a lot within walking distance of us. We had some errands to run yesterday (going to the bank, dropping off Redbox, and picking up something for dinner) and we were able to do it … Continue reading »

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Living Room & Bedroom Redecoration

Our rug arrived yesterday! Hooray! We weren’t expecting it for a few weeks, so we were delighted when we got a phone call saying that it came in early. I fell in love with the rug when we first saw it 2 months ago and although we’ve done a lot of rug shopping, we never … Continue reading »

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