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New House Renovation

New House Renovation

Tammy and her family decided to end last year by purchasing a new home! They immediately started on renovation and while there are many projects going on right now, she wanted to share pictures of the fireplace. The fireplace is particularly interesting because the...

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History of a 100 Year Old House

History of a 100 Year Old House

Last year my house celebrated it's 100th birthday. We have owned our home for over 5 years and have slowly completed renovation projects that helped us learn about the history of our home. The original house built in 1920 was a 2 bedroom/1 bath, story and a half home,...

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New Master Bedroom in the Floating Home

New Master Bedroom in the Floating Home

by Arthur Breur When we moved into our floating home in 2017, the upstairs was very much like a loft: the master bedroom and the living area were connected over the top of the master bathroom. We always joked that the original master bath was like a Las Vegas hotel...

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Miko’s First Snow

Miko’s First Snow

6 years ago, we brought home my first dog--Miko. I had done a lot of research on dog breeds and felt that a Shiba Inu was the best and cutest dog for my family. She was small enough for an apartment (which is where we were living at the time), kept herself very clean,...

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Best Way to Carve A Turkey

Best Way to Carve A Turkey

You can learn how to do just about anything on YouTube. I don’t know that I’d trust a surgeon from YouTube University, but for day-to-day things, there is a ton of expertise up there. And thus it was on a Thanksgiving years ago, that I found myself with an imminent...

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Best Hippie Pumpkin Puree Recipe

Best Hippie Pumpkin Puree Recipe

When I was young my mom had a boss who she really loved, her name is Perry-o. Perry-o has long gray hair in a braid down her back and she always seems to have a smile on her face. She would host holiday parties at her home, which was off the grid. I remember her...

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Pumpkin Dump Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake

by Tammy McFarlen Ingredients: - 1 (15 ounce) can puree Pumpkin - 1 (10 ounce) can Evaporated Milk - 1 cup light brown sugar - 3 eggs - 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice - 1 box yellow cake mix - 1 cup (2 sticks) butter melted - 1 cup coarsely crushed Ritz crackers or...

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Temoc Jack-O-Lantern

Temoc Jack-O-Lantern

Tammy’s jack-o’-lantern is based off of the UT Dallas mascot Temoc. Temoc (Comet spelled backwards) is already a creepy guy but she made him even creepier for a Halloween event.

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