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Happy Anniversary! 3 Years of Kelley + Alex

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Happy Anniversary! 3 Years of Kelley + Alex

On April 29, 2012, after several years of dating and a two-year long engagement, we got hitched in Cape May, New Jersey. It feels like it has been so much longer… we’ve been through two houses, a cross-country move, and added a member to our family – a lot for only three years of marriage!   […]

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Happy Easter!

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I’ll have a kitchen floor update later this week, but in the meantime, here’s a few photos from our Easter celebration. I basically just drank champagne and ate candy all day, which is awesome. But it also probably means I’ll have a headache tomorrow. Oy. I remember talking to my mom around Christmas, and discussing […]

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Our journey to Portlandia

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One year ago today, we touched down (for good!) at the PDX airport with two dogs, a 3 month old baby, and my sister (lending her helping hands). It was a challenging day, to be sure. Making it through two flights and a too-short connection in Phoenix, we’d pretty much been a traveling circus, towing along a confused […]

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An introduction to our new house

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I want to record this for posterity … how we ended up with this house. We started looking at houses earlier than expected. Originally we had set a timeline of one year of apartment living to get used to a brand-new city, and then we’d start looking. But with a baby, the 900 square feet got very tight, […]

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We’re no longer homeless!

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Actually, that title isn’t totally correct … we’ve (very fortunately) never been actually homeless, we’ve just been home-non-owners for the last 7.5 months. So although there are some things we’ve enjoyed about being in an apartment, we’re happy to say we’re getting back to homeownership – this time next week we’ll be receiving the keys to […]

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Big things!

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So I definitely gave up on this online journal with the whole pregnancy thing. And then never came back to it with the whole having-a-newborn-thing. The timing wasn’t good to pick it back up again because of the whole selling-our-house-and-moving-across-the-country-thing (oh? I didn’t document that…. yeah…. we moved from PA to OR with a 3 […]

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Some Updates

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I like looking back through this journal / blog o’ mine to remember how much I’ve been able to accomplish! While I usually look around this house that we’ve lived in for 2 years and think “yeah, one day it’ll start to look like our home, once I check these 2,234,390 things off of the […]

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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So this has nothing to do with my house, or building furniture, or online shopping, or any of the other things I usually write about. Still, it was pretty epic, so I feel like documenting it, since this blog is basically for my own entertainment as an online diary. This year, for the Christmas / […]

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Back in Business!

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So, it’s been a while since the last update. There are two reasons for this: 1) I inexplicably broke my own website 2) I took an awesome vacation One reason is clearly more exciting than the other (the saga over breaking and fixing the website, of course!). In the process of fixing the site, I […]

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