January 2006

New Art Exhibition

by Josh on January 15, 2006 · 2 comments

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What could be better than having an artist in the family? Two artists! My brother is a professional artist who specializes in airbrushing. We already have a couple great pieces from him gracing our walls. But we really were thrilled when he married his long-time girlfriend about a year ago. Besides being an all-around great […]

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Upstairs Railing

by Josh on January 14, 2006 · 2 comments

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Mike over at the Foxcroft houseblog is looking for railing examples for his upstairs remodelling project. I responded to his inquiry on the American Bungalow forums to let him know I’d post some photos of the railing in our bungalow as an example. Our railing is nothing particularly special. It is painted (for now) and […]

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Organizing the Workshop

by Josh on January 13, 2006 · 0 comments

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Is it possible to live too close to IKEA? While picking up shelves for the new toyroom I couldn’t resist getting some shelving for my woefully disorganized workshop also. It’s an impulse buy, but I guess there are worse impulses. At least IKEA impulses are cheap and stylish… I’m still working on filling the shelves, […]

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Playroom Shelves

by Josh on January 12, 2006 · 2 comments

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For our next restoration project, we’re tackling one of the upstairs bedrooms. It’s been serving as a playroom for our son and we hope someday it will become the bedroom for a second child. Before then we have a lot of old paint and wallpaper to strip, some windows to restore, and perhaps some insulation […]

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Deep Freeze

by Josh on January 10, 2006 · 1 comment

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Here in Minneapolis, our outdoor temperatures are unseasonably warm and forecasts are predicting a week of above the freezing mark. Inside Bungalow ‘23, however, it’s always subzero in our new freezer. Thanks to my brother and his spacious Scion xB (I have serious car envy) we picked up and installed the freezer on Friday night. […]

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Old Plank and Sawhorses

by Josh on January 6, 2006 · 1 comment

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We’ve been trying to save money on food and shorten our prep time at dinner by buying and cooking in bulk and freezing simple meals for later. Just this week we enjoyed a delicious dinner of butternut squash and pear soup made in September with squash from our garden. Yum! Bulk cooking has worked great […]

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Quilt By Request

by Josh on January 4, 2006 · 4 comments

in Journal,Living Room

A couple people commented on my Christmas post to ask about the quilted wall hanging in our living room. In response, I promised to put some close-up pictures of the quilt on the blog for Jeanne, Elsie, and you to see. The quilt was a gift from Ms. Bungalow to me for our second anniversary. […]

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Happy New Year

by Josh on January 2, 2006 · 0 comments

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Fresh snow and a mild weekend day–it’s the perfect recipe for a snowman. Unlike most of my other house projects, this only took a little while to complete and the whole family got to help. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year at Bungalow ‘23. I’m looking forward to […]

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