Category Archives: Family

Why You Should Help Your Friends Move

I am not interested in buying your house, but I would like to use your rest room, flip through your magazines, rearrange your carefully shelved items, and handle your food products in an unsanitary manner. – Apu Nahasapeemapetilon People often moan about helping … Continue reading

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I want you to show your father some love and/or respect. – Homer Simpson From a tender age, my brother and I helped our dad with home improvement projects. Along the way, I picked up some DIY knowledge, but more importantly, I learned not … Continue reading

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Tigers, Tigers, Burning Bright

Completely unrelated to the usual topic of this blog… Hull City, we could not be more proud! #hcafc

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Mom’s Decor Tips

There’s only one girl whose opinion matters to me–my mom. – Bart Simpson It’s Mother’s Day in the states.* Happy Mother’s Day, Momma! My mother is an artist and decorator with a great eye. I am neither of those things. But … Continue reading

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Anglo-American House of Pancakes

Back up a bit now. When are the pancakes coming in the mail? – Homer Simpson Yesterday was Pancake Day in England, and Chez D’oh. Shrove Tuesday is better known in much of the world as a last-ditch party before … Continue reading

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Kevin Appreciation Month

Marge, look at me! We’ve been separated for a day, and I’m as dirty as a Frenchman. In another few hours, I’ll be dead! – Homer Simpson We were in England for Christmas, which was wonderful. Then I came home … Continue reading

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Before and After: Helen’s Sugarplum Kitchen

Relax, we’re just looky-loos. We’re only here to compare our  lifestyle. – Marge Simpson After a year that included an unfinished bedroom redo dating from early spring, let’s focus on Other People’s Makeovers! Today’s virtual visit is to the Kev’s sister’s place. … Continue reading

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Stepping It Up

Mmmmmmm, floor pie! – Homer Simpson Ben bought a house last year. On a recent visit, I helped fix a couple of things around the place. The biggest challenge was tidying up the floor transition from the kitchen to the … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

Bart: We are happy, we are merry. Army: We are happy, we are merry. Bart: We got a rhyming dictionary. Army: We got a rhyming dictionary. – The Simpsons Holy blog-appropriate gifts, Batman! A very merry Christmas to you and … Continue reading

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Before and After: Lois and Ben’s Living Room

This tree reminds me of your father. Round in the middle, thinning up top and your hands get sticky when you touch him. – Marge Simpson Remember Ben (and sweetheart Lois) moved into a house this year? This was the … Continue reading

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