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Susan McClaskey
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The 2017 Davidson Bake Off
Got chocolate? For the past couple of weeks, my family has had chocolate to the max! Do you remember our Bake Off cake from last year? It was a Zucchini Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting and it was GOOD! This year my brother Rick choose our cake. It was...

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New Corporate Headquarters for Buttermilk Cottage
Or, in other words, my NEW office/sewing room/work space. Here's a reminder of what this room was like when I started the renovations. It's the downstairs bedroom, to the left of the front door when  you enter the house. Here's a look at the plaster walls a...

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My Cottage Kitchen Reveal!
I have been silent for a bit, busy settling into my new cottage. I had in my mind to wait until things were a bit more finished, ( bit more perfect?) before posting pictures. I have now decided, there is no perfect time, the house will be an ongoing  projec...

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Moved and Settling In!
My move was two weeks ago yesterday. All went smoothly and the "settling-in" is progressing. The above calla lily "bush" is  a sight to behold in my backyard. It is one of several calla lilies I am enjoying! The actual move took all day on Tuesday with the ...

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Birthday Posts and Other Such News
View from my window this Spring. What a year 2017 has been for me! I sold a house.  I bought a house. I renovated a house. If you have been visiting regularly the past few months, you’ve watched the renovations I have been making on my new/old Cape Cod. We ...

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Daily Walks
The beginning of my walk... I have walked my neighborhood daily since I moved here eleven years ago. Now that I am a week away from my move date of June 6, the number of walks remaining for me to take, is an easy estimate. Neighborhood walks are one of the ...

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Wood Floors!!!
Real progress this week! The floor guy came on Friday and got all the wooden floors, which previously were covered with carpet, sanded. It looks like new wood flooring! I have not gotten a detailed explanation  of what comes next, but I do know they will be...

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Kitchen and Baths...the End is Near!
The end REALLY is in sight. Except for some trim paint, the kitchen and baths are complete. The refrigerator in this picture is not  sitting flush against the wall, waiting for a bit of paint above it, so it will not stick out this much  once it's in place....

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Move Mode
Nancy was back for a visit last week. She came to organize and pack her personal things, which we then moved to my new house, where they will be stored. It was three days of visiting, eating at favorite restaurants, debating  (what to keep,what to let go), ...

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Renovations Continue...
Major steps forward this week! The washer and dryer were installed, in the newly created laundry space (previously the pantry). Ignore the wooden door pull. I'm looking for a cuter one. Getting the kitchen granite installed had become a benchmark for progre...
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