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Faux Beams – Elegant & Rustic Kitchen

I’ve always wanted an elegant, yet rustic kitchen. I know an elegant and rustic kitchen may sound a bit like an oxymoron. But, if you remember back to my first post, My Kitchen, My Gift, I’ve always wanted a kitchen that was elegant and pretty, but also rustic and warm. Thanks to Scott’s help (and talent), and a full day …

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Home Reno ~ Before & After, Part II

Thanks for your patience with this post. This is the second half of The House on High Street Home Renovation Tour. We continue with the second and third floor. (If you missed it, click here for Home Reno ~ Before & After, Part I.)  Let’s get right to it. Stairway Before: After: And, now decorated for spring… 2nd Floor Center Hallway …

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You say French Doors – I say Italian!

This week, 2 sets of French Doors were added to the foyer at The House on High Street, separating both the Great Room and Living/Dining Rooms.  They accomplished everything that French Doors are supposed to provide: aesthetic beauty, symmetry, a historical feel, sound and privacy options, and sunlight potential. I would put these doors anywhere and everywhere, if I could.  I just love …

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2 Night Beach Getaway

Last week, Scott and I hit an all-time high with anxiety and exhaustion. For me, it was my routine time-of-the-month in which I want to crawl out of my skin due to pain and discomfort.  For Scott, it was a combination of physical and mental exhaustion from work and managing the reno for The House on High Street. Coincidently, we become very irritable …

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Rachel Maria’s Chicken-boli

**This is very similar to my stromboli…and that is my number one crowd pleaser.  So, this is a healthier dinner-appropriate version…made with chicken in lieu of bread.   Feel free to modify with extra cheese…no cheese…fat free cheese…turkey pepperoni…whatever! Ingredients Boneless Chicken Breast pounded thin (1-2 per person) Pepperoni (2-3 slices per serving) Cooper Sharp Cheese (2 slices per serving) …

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Rachel Maria’s Hearty Bean & Veggie Soup

I’m fairly convinced that Sriracha Sauce can make just about anything extraordinary!  (Ok, maybe not…cereal…or chocolate chip cookies.)  Having said that, I believe this recipe (amongst most of the ones I post here) is best with the Sriracha.  So, let’s just hope that Huy Fong Foods can figure out how to stay in business in the US while addressing concerns …

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