Roll Your Own Bundle

by Josh on October 27, 2010 · 10 comments

in Journal,Living Room

If you’ve ever dreamed of ditching your cable, dish, or phone company, the latest episode of The Handyguys Podcast offers a great primer on how to save money and keep great service by cutting the cable. Like my fellow DIY Blog Squad-ers, the Handyguys, I’ve also found that my best value in home media and […]


True Value Update

by Josh on October 26, 2010 · 0 comments

in Journal

I’m having an awesome time on the 2010 DIY Blog Squad for True Value Hardware.  With True Value’s help, I’ve fixed up a couple furniture pieces here at the bungalow, and soon I’ll share my first attempt making at an Arts and Crafts-style tile frame, with more projects on the way. Meanwhile, all this week […]


Tried and True Value

by Josh on August 12, 2010 · 0 comments

in Journal

Although I’m arriving fashionably late to the announcement party, I couldn’t be more thrilled to renew my partnership with True Value Hardware through the 2010 True Value DIY Blog Squad. This time around, the squad has swelled to a total of 10 sites with a great mix of DIY and home improvement interests.  You may […]


Welcome to Bungalow ’23, stop five on the Bungalow Blog Tour! When my wife, Ms. Bungalow, and I bought our house in October of 2004, we weren’t necessarily looking for a bungalow or an Arts &  Crafts home.  We just wanted a place near the south Minneapolis neighborhood where Ms. Bungalow grew up that would […]


Streetcar Tokens

by Josh on February 15, 2006 · 7 comments

in House History,Journal

At a time when Minneapolis’ suburban fringe consists of cul-de-sacs connected by miles and miles of highways, it’s hard to imagine that 80 years ago our house a few dozen blocks from downtown represented the edge of suburban development. Today’s large lots in far-flung suburbs would be unthinkable without two or more cars per family, […]


Neighborhoods & Organizations

by Josh on October 29, 2005 · 0 comments

in Journal

The latest newsletter from Twin Cities Bungalow Club included a feature by Erin Hynes about bungalow organizations across the country. I had a half-finished posting drafted on this topic already, so with some additions taken from Erin’s article, here is my latest contribution to the Bungalow Resources page on the blog. I like getting ideas […]



by Josh on October 19, 2005 · 2 comments

in furniture,Ideas

This is the latest addition to my page of bungalow resources. There are lots of places to buy bungalow furnishings, but these are some that I like to visit for inspiration and feelings of financial inadequacy. Shell Lake Furniture produces some beautiful arts and crafts pieces, made in nearby Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Casual Living Furniture […]


Exterior Sconce Ideas

by Josh on October 13, 2005 · 0 comments

in Ideas

I’m considering some of the following sconces for the exterior of the house. Forte Sconce Trinidad Sconce Prairie Statement Sconce Energy Star Rated Canyon View Sconce Bronze Mission Sconce –more bungalow resources–


General Lighting Sources

by Josh on October 13, 2005 · 1 comment

in Ideas

These are lighting vendors that sell bungalow-friendly lighting. Some I have shopped, others I have not. Shopping around reveals great diversity of products as well as similar items at diverse prices. Schoolhouse Electric has great looking reproduction fixtures in a variety of finishes and globe styles. I’m looking at some of their stuff for our […]

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