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A place for all things to do with your home with a bit of my coffee laced wit and sprinkled with ADHD on the side as a sweetener!

Packing up for Hello’s summer vacation

Packing up for Hello’s summer vacation

Well actually Hello doesn’t know she’s going on summer vacation or even that I’m packing up things here in the Bahamas to return to New England for a bit. We leave this coming Tuesday and I’ve already been busy getting things in order here such as trimming the plants, washing things and putting them in storage and getting tons done. Everything outside has to be taken in and then at the end the…

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Little Red Potato Salad

Little Red Potato Salad

Welcome to the United States and the grocery store.  I have been holding myself back, trying not to go crazy with all the yummy things I could buy, make, eat, and I think I have done a very good job so far.  I cooked a ham.  It was disappointing to say the least.  I made some baked sweet potato wedges, they were good, but then I found those little red potatoes, the ones in the bag.  The ones that…

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Can you spot the roofing error?

Can you spot the roofing error?

Can you spot the roofing error or maybe it’s not really an error? It should be fairly obvious or at least I think so.

Green metal roof

Green metal roof

Notice the lines

Notice the lines

What's different

What’s different

See it now

See it now

So as you can see the lines on one section run at a different angle from the others and in New England this would never work because the snow would get stuck and not slide off the roof. Now when you look at the ridge…

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Brizo Blogger 19 Reunion Photos- A Look Back

Brizo Blogger 19 Reunion Photos- A Look Back

It’s hard to believe another year has gone by and I thought I would share some photos from Brizo’s Blogger 19 reunion in Memphis last July. It seems like just a short time ago we were all there and enjoying the gracious hospitality of Brizo, visiting Memphis, learning about their products and generally having a wonderful time!

Blogger19 reunion group

Blogger19 reunion group

Kerrie Kelly at St. Jude's

Kerrie Kelly at St. Jude’s

100 flags at St. Judes

100 flags at St.…

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Bacon, BLT’s and Bacon Fat

Bacon, BLT’s and Bacon Fat

I am sorry to offend anyone, but I have to admit, I do love bacon.  I love bacon and eggs in the morning, bacon in soups and chowders, bacon with string beans and the best sandwich in the world, the BLT- or Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato.  It is one of our all time favorites and perfect on a hot summer night.

Now, I prefer to cook the bacon in the oven.  For some reason it doesn’t shrink as much.  350…

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Sebastian Errazuriz’s Explosion Kinetic Cabinet

Sebastian Errazuriz’s Explosion Kinetic Cabinet

Here’s a great example by Sebastian Errazuriz of combining art, furniture in a wonderful kinetic cabinet called Explosion that changes as parts are moved. As you can see in the animation below it really is a mind blowing piece of design and art.

Explosion cabinet by Sebastian Errazuriz

Explosion by Sebastian Errazuriz

Sebastian Errazuriz
Chilean, b. 1977
Explosion cabinet, 2014
Maple, glass, and stainless steel
29 1/4 x 56 x 15 7/8 in.…

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Commentary on the state of the internet and my site

Commentary on the state of the internet and my site

Recently there have been some things that I’ve been thinking about as to my site. Since the beginning of this year my site numbers have been pretty good and growing- until July. This month has seen an incredible decline and I’ve been trying to figure out what has changed. I post the same type of content, same times of day and from my view, everything is just as it was.

So I’ve been in analysis…

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Sunday Funday- Clouds and storms

Sunday Funday- Clouds and storms

Here in Eleuthera we get some incredibly beautiful clouds as well as lighting storms this time of year. The colors and sizes are always interesting and sometimes you will see these clouds that you would swear are going to turn into a big storm and they goes fade away.

Clouds over the ocean

Clouds over the ocean

Sun through the clouds

Sun through the clouds

Approaching storm

Approaching storm

Sun and clouds

Raining out to sea

Raining out to sea

Rain over the ocean

Rain over the ocean

Clouds darkening

Clouds darkening

Lighting at dusk

Lighting…

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True summer cottage on Martha’s Vineyard

True summer cottage on Martha’s Vineyard

Here’s a look at a true summer cottage on Martha’s Vineyard. It’s simple yet elegant and from a time when cottages weren’t multi thousand square feet in size.

Summer cottage on Martha's Vineyard

Summer cottage on Martha’s Vineyard

The structure is not large but with it’s exposed white wood, there is a perfect setting to relax and enjoy the summer’s days.

White walls and exposed wood

White walls and exposed wood

In year’s gone by, this what a summer cottage…

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Weber Grill- Lasting value and great barbecuing

Weber Grill- Lasting value and great barbecuing

For those of you that come here often you know we have a Weber Grill which is great for barbecuing but it also is a lasting value too.

Weber Grill in Eleuthera

Weber Grill in Eleuthera

We have the charcoal version and I think they still make it but we have had this one, here in Eleuthera, Bahamas for about 10 years. Now that in and of itself is a great testament but the fact is that living on a tiny island surrounded…

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