Category Archives: Mississippi

Killyleagh Cottage

I know, I know: it is not mine to name, but I can call it whatever I please. I can’t call it Taylor Hill Cottage, because that’s my house. J asked, “Would you please stop saying the cottage?” so I … Continue reading

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The not ready for prime time players: Dress rehearsal

This backsplash is not an app. This backsplash is really Angora Subway in polished marble, completed by the best kitchen crew in Mississippi: Ron Eubanks and his crew. Ron and Casey tiled last Wednesday, grouted Thursday, and finalized touch-up Friday. … Continue reading

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Monday morning, and back in the saddle again

Monday morning was checkout, but we had to be up early to get back home: the cottage was due to be completed, right? Sunday night brought in a thunderstorm with a lot of lightning, high winds, and heavy rain. It … Continue reading

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May the blue bird of happiness land on your window sill…

Yes, I am still playing around in the kitchen. It is like having a doll house, only bigger. What I really need to do is get busy on the unpacking and sorting.

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Let’s play “You be the judge”: An interior decorator multiple choice quiz.

When we began the kitchen renovation planning, first we chose the cabinets and flooring. Next was the counter top, and finally, the tile for the backsplash. In the store, the small sample of the Night Sky looked perfect with all … Continue reading

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Feeling the blues

It is frequently good to be married to a geek and to have a son who is a geek. Got technology? They are always finding the next best thing since sliced bread. Although the final finishing touches are still awaited, … Continue reading

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I’ve got sunshine, and a roof!

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You can see where this is going, can’t you?

The Illinois crew stayed over last Friday, intending to finish over the weekend. Saturday morning, the pouring rain began, and they were here only long enough to pack up the tools and head north. It looked like this most of … Continue reading

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The Cottage: Day 3

So this is how it looked at the end of the day yesterday…from the outside. The casual observer might think “one wall in an entire day?” but there is nothing casual about this crew. The supports for the floor were … Continue reading

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The Cottage: Day 1 and 2

Monday and Tuesday began the dismantling of the cottage on the Home Depot lot, and Wednesday was completing the dismantling and transporting it to the site. Finishing the dismantle and transporting took all of Wednesday, and then the rainstorm halted … Continue reading

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