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Delicious Bailey’s Cheesecake with Thin Mint Cookie Crust

Last weekend Adam and I had some friends over for a Super Bowl party. I’ve met some really great girls through a Meetup group, so they came over and brought their husbands/almost-husbands so the boys could start to make some more friends as well. Sherlock was the belle of the ball, lap hopping and getting… Click to keep reading!
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Painting a Pink Powder Room

Once I had all the 1970s wallpaper down from the main first floor bathroom, I had to get it painted. Like many of the rooms in our house, the ceiling was yellow from decades of cigarettes and was more than 40 years from a coat of paint. Here’s where we left off. I sanded down… Click to keep reading!
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How To Remove Wallpaper in 2 Steps

Since we’ve moved in, I’ve had two or three moments where projects have just kind of happened. The first major one was one Saturday night a few weeks after we moved in. I decided it would be a great idea to take a crowbar to the bulkhead in the kitchen. I had another moment… Click to keep reading!
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Converting Step Three: Digging Down

The final step in turning on our new gas line was actually getting the gas run up to the house. Once we ordered our new furnace we probably had about four to six weeks between steps One and Two. Working with our local utility company it took usĀ four months to get our gas line… Click to keep reading!
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Converting Step Two: Honey We Shrunk the Furnace

Once we got rid of the oil tank, we could upgrade our furnace. Here’s the original one: We think it’s from the 1970s or 1980s. Either way, it is older than Adam and I. It came right out in a couple of quick easy steps. One of the covers came off so the pieces could… Click to keep reading!