Category Archives: Food & Home

Bathroom Makeovers at the Quirky Old Home

Our new, old home has two bathrooms – one upstairs and one on the main level. There is no en suite. In fact, the main floor bathroom, where the “master bedroom” is located has no shower. What you gain in … Continue reading

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Stairwell Makeover at the Quirky Old Home

It’s been a long, cold, and snowy winter here in the middle of the country. It has been so cold that we have worried about frozen pipes and learned, through experience, how really drafty an old house can be. In … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ During The Polar Vortex

The Polar Vortex is defining our Winter weather this year.  It’s been cold.  Bitterly cold. Here and in most parts of the country east of the Rockies.  There has even been snow in the deep South. It’s been colder here … Continue reading

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Bedroom Makeover at the Quirky Old Home

Once the weather turned, we started focusing our attention on redoing the rooms inside our new Quirky Old Home. For me, the hardest part of redoing rooms in a new home is spending enough time living in it to be … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Door Makes

If you have ever purchased a home, either brand new construction or previously owned, then you know about homeowner projects.  Even the most well maintained and beautiful homes will require new owners to do work on them to make them … Continue reading

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Before and After at the Quirky Old House

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’ve been having trouble concentrating on writing and reading since my brother-in-law passed away in July. Writing, like most activities, should be done frequently in order to continue to do it well.  So, I’m … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cornmeal Lime Cookies (Gluten Free)

It has been 153 days since I’ve posted a What’s Cookin’ recipe on my blog.  And, while I do not consider my blog to be a food blog, the recipes that I post continue to drive the bulk of the visits … Continue reading

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Quirky Old Home Projects

The end of May we bought a new “old” home in the historic district of a small city. As you might expect, there are a number of projects to be completed to make this home our own.  Some of the … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fields Forever

When I was in high school, I had a steady boyfriend.  We called it “going steady” back then. We went to the same school, and we used to pass notes back and forth to one another in between classes. We … Continue reading

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Quirky Old Home Project #1

When we bought our new “older” home, we knew that there would be some quirky issues. While it was nicely renovated, the laundry list of items highlighted by the home inspector was long.  If this was our first rodeo, we … Continue reading

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