Category: Around the Haus


Golden Thanks Tree

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30th November

There’s a lot of commercialism around Thanksgiving these days. Would you like your very own set of turkey dinnerware? How about a giant cornucopia for the hall entry table? Really? I’m going to say this for your marriage: Where are you going to put that shit after today?

Still, it’s fun to dress up the holiday. It’s fun to … Read More »



Happy Birthday to the Dog

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22nd October

Where I’m from, most of the dogs didn’t get birthday presents. And if you had asked me about this nonsense 20 years ago, I would have rolled my eyes right off my head, across the floor into the fireplace. But here I am, 42, singing Happy Birthday to my dog, candle lit, birthday cookies on a platter and … Read More »



First Draft of the New House

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6th October

You’ve got me. We’ve been here over two months and I am just now coming up for air. I would like to say that I have been too busy redecorating and attending cocktail parties hosted by celebrity-esque  intellectuals who find my Middle-America Meets World Traveler charm too addicting to do without. But really, I have the local public … Read More »



Random Tuesday

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28th August

There is a post coming about the new house, I promise. Don’t look at me like that. It’s hard moving. Like, really hard. It’s also hard re-sizing the countless photos I’ve taken since Mail changed their share format.I may like to blog, but I am the worlds laziest web designer. But you don’t want to hear about that … Read More »



Recycle, Reuse

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9th July

Prepare yourself for a completely unemotional, yet useful,  post. It took a year and a half, but we finally recovered our dining chairs. The materials list for this project is actually really simple and very inexpensive, and you’ll only need a handful of easy to find things. If only laying new flooring could be so easy… Read More »



Can of Paint

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1st July

Saying that a can of paint can make anything look new is like saying that make-up can make an ugly person pretty. It’s one of those bold lies that companies sell and make money off the senseless. But the right paint can freshen up an aging piece of furniture and make it kinda cool for a couple more … Read More »