Christmas Ornament Tour

by Josh on December 25, 2011 · 0 comments

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Merry Christmas! As a way to share a bit of the season with you, I thought it might be fun to give you a little holiday tour featuring some of my favorite ornaments from our Christmas tree. The Glitter Ball This humble ornament is one of a few that Ms. Bungalow and I decorated together […]


Making a Giant Christmas Wreath

by Josh on December 24, 2011 · 5 comments

in Outdoors,Projects

A couple weeks ago, I got a letter from the city notifying me that my juniper bushes were encroaching on the sidewalk and needed to be trimmed. (Sorry, neighbors!) Within a few days I got out my anvil lopper and cut back the offending bushes, but because the city has stopped collecting yard waste until […]



by Josh on October 31, 2011 · 6 comments

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Halloween is in full swing as I type this from my front yard adirondack chair, a fire in my fire pit table, while trick-or-treaters comb the block with their costumes and heavy-laden pillowcases. If you dropped by the house tonight, you’d find jack o’lanterns (the kids designed their own)… toasted pumpkin seeds (a bit overcooked, […]


Easter Bunny Tracks

by Josh on March 23, 2008 · 2 comments

in garden,Journal

Fresh snow on Easter morning makes for a lousy egg hunt, but it was easy to see that the Easter Bunny was here.


These Halls Are Decked

by Josh on December 15, 2007 · 5 comments

in Fireplace,Ideas

Some friends of ours string garland around the trim in their bungalow and I decided to give it a try at our place this year. I think it turned out pretty well.


Halloween In A Bungalow

by Josh on October 31, 2007 · 2 comments

in antiques,House History,Ideas

A couple nights ago I attended (the last 30 minutes of) a Twin Cities Bungalow Club event called, “Halloween in a Bungalow” with presenter, Janelle Henry. The talk covered the history of Halloween celebrations in the United States, with a particular focus on Bungalow era.


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 […]


Merry Christmas!

by Josh on December 24, 2005 · 9 comments

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My Christmas wish for all of you: A cozy fire, A delicious meal, and joyful moments with the people you love. Merry Christmas!


Holiday Lights

by Josh on December 15, 2005 · 0 comments

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At holiday time, I’m more of an admirer of lighting displays on houses than a participant. My wife and I have never put lights outside any house we’ve owned, but this year we decided to try something small and tasteful. We put some spruce tips in our front window box and added a string of […]