Author Archives: Lindy Snethen

A Facelift for the Birthday Girl!

Our house is 130 years old this year, and isn’t she a beauty?! Well, she had been looking a bit shabby, with faded and peeling paint and stained gutters. Tony swore he’d move rather than paint this house, with its … Continue reading

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Paneled Living Room Wall

There’s nothing like a project to take your mind off a pandemic! Actually, I’ve been planning… Er… putting off… this project for months, and a whole week off work (Spring Break) with a forecast in the 40s and rainy seemed … Continue reading

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Plumbing Problems

Words no home owner wants to hear: “I’ve never seen a sewer problem like this one!” Damn. It was 17 degrees yesterday when the workmen arrived to continue their work. The previous day they removed our House Trap. (Know how … Continue reading

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White Sand Christmas 2019

It’s 17 degrees outside here in KC, which seems like the perfect reason to reminisce about our recent trip to Indian Rocks Beach, Florida! We left our house at 3am on Christmas Eve and took 3 flights before noon, but … Continue reading

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Christmas Decor

Each year I try to remember where to put the Christmas decorations… since I couldn’t find last year’s pictures, I’m creating a post so I can refer to it next year!I used cuttings from our tree to make the banister … Continue reading

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Refinished Cabinets, Take II

Last week’s Thanksgiving holiday meant time for a house project! And this one was long overdue. One of our first kitchen projects, 6 years ago, was refinishing the cabinets with bead board wallpaper and new paint. At that time we … Continue reading

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Front Porch Painting

Tony and I typically divide and conquer on house projects, and painting the front porch (which was badly needed for years!) was no different. Last summer (2018) my mom and I took the children to Green Bay, and Tony stayed … Continue reading

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Weekend in Toronto

Tony was presenting at an Educational Research conference last weekend, and I decided to tag along. He actually presented at the same conference last year, but Gem was only 10 days old at the time, so he didn’t stay for … Continue reading

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First Birthday Party

Our little Gem stone is almost one year old! This morning she got all dolled up for a birthday brunch with all her friends. I tried my hand at a semi-naked four layer cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. After quiche, … Continue reading

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White Christmas

Happy New Year!  Ushering in 2019 means saying adieu to the holiday season of 2018. Today’s the end – my Christmas tree has come down! I LOVE sitting in the dark living room and just looking at our tree. It’s … Continue reading

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