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Mary Lee Gaffin
Living in a 1923 mill house remodel. Favorites include beauty, food, history, home, the South, and weather.
Living in a 1923 mill house remodel. Favorites include beauty, food, history, home, the South, and weather.
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House update with my first ever YouTube video :)

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Jenn-Air Dual Fual Range, Garden Setup, and Snow
My goodness, what a long blogging hiatus! Life happens, and all you can do is roll with it. Since our last post (about five months ago!), Steven and I have both started new jobs. He is also working part time as an EMT, and I've been dabbling with a girlfrie...

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Kitchen Backsplash Inspiration
     We have looked through countless photos in our quest for Craftsman style with modern amenities, and I wanted to share two of my favorites for backsplash inspiration. What did people do before Houzz and Pinterest ?! It seems like much of the tile used f...

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Puerto Rico Part 2 - Isabela, Luquillo, and Palmas del Mar
     In case you missed the first half of the trip, here's a link back to Part 1  where we explored Ponce, two indigenous sites, and a cave.      When Steven was working in Aguadilla a couple weeks prior to my visit, some of the locals recommended that he d...

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Puerto Rico Part 2 - Isabela, Luquillo, and Palmas del Mar
     In case you missed the first half of the trip, here's a link back to Part 1  where we explored Ponce, two indigenous sites, and a cave.      When Steven was working in Aguadilla a couple weeks prior to my visit, some of the locals recommended that he d...

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Puerto Rico Part 1 - Ponce, Two Archaeological Sites, and a Cave
     Since we only seem to talk about the kitchen around here, I thought it would be nice to shake things up and share some photos from Puerto Rico. Steven was assigned to work there for four weeks, and I went to visit for a few days back in the middle of A...

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Kitchen Update + Shelves
     Hi, friends! Yes, it's been awhile. The cabinets are far from being finished; however, the kitchen is much more livable than it was in our last post. I have finished most of the shelves and moved pretty much everything we use regularly out of the tempo...

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Countertop, Faucet, and Dishwasher Excitement!
     It's only Wednesday, but wow, what a week it has been so far! The countertops were installed Monday, and the faucet, garbage disposal, and dishwasher were installed yesterday. We've also made some upper cabinet progress since the last post - let's star...

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Base Cabinet Installation
     Last night we finished installing the base cabinet boxes! Things are shaping up nicely, and it's actually starting to look like a kitchen in here.      Steven assembled and installed these frames (above) to support the base cabinets a few weeks ago. He...

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As Seen in No'Ala Huntsville
     We were interviewed for a local magazine a couple months ago, and the issue came out last week! Take a look at No'Ala Huntsville 's May/June issue; it's their annual home and garden edition. (If you're a Huntsvillian, here's the list of places where th...
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