Staircase Runner contemporary mid-Centruy Modern

New Staircase Runner – Can You Use a Rug instead of Carpet?

One of the quests we had, was to replace the staircase runner when we bought this house. Last summer we replaced the carpet in the lower bedroom that we use as a den / guest bedroom. It was replaced with a grey patterned (physical indention) carpet. We elected at the time to not replace the …

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Deck Refinishing

Deck Refinishing – Essential Repair to a Staircase

Not so long ago we set out on our deck refinishing mission. This included several essential areas on our deck and front staircase. It needed board(s) replacement, sanding of existing salvageable boards and staining as mentioned here, “Save big deck railing and general repair“. One of the challenges with this deck is the sheer size. …

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Cherry Pie

An easy French Cherry Pie Recipe known as Clafoutis

This recipe Cherry Pie recipe aka “Clafoutis Recipe” was something from a Friday afternoon coffee break a.k.a. Fika at work. Working for an international company gives you a great chance to experience other cultures. The parent company for Mack Trucks is Volvo in Gothenburg Sweden. A tradition in Sweden is Fika “to have coffee” an afternoon …

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Medaloni Cellars Lewisville, NC

Medaloni Cellars Winery near Lewisville, NC

A little over 3 miles from our house in Lewisville, North Carolina is a place called Medaloni Cellars. It is a winery located on twenty-two acres of rolling hills located in North Carolina’s beautiful Yadkin Valley. They are also an event center for weddings and other gatherings. Some friends said, “Hey, would you guys like …

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25 ct Globe String Lights and Outdoor speakers

Mood-setting with 25 ct. String Lights above our deck

In our second post related to our outdoor living, we will go over the Globe String Lights that we selected. Adding these along with the Outdoor Speakers (a post from last week) really has upped the game with our crew hanging outside in the evening. As I discussed last time, we spend time outside during …

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