Sarah’s Blog

On Babies and Budgets

Kitchen Reno

Mark and I have a tendency to catastrophize in times of stress. One example: when our kids, who were both spectacularly bad sleepers as babies, would wake up hourly during the night, our bleary conversations usually went something like, It’s never going to get better! I know, it’s not! Clearly we’re doing something wrong. Right, […]

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First World Problems

Kitchen Reno

As I’ve mentioned, our kitchen has infuriatingly little cabinet and counter space for a room of its size—290 square feet thanks to a wall that was knocked down sometime before we owned the house. The storage squeeze has led to some desperate organizational measures on my part, such as converting a broom closet in the […]

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Seeds of a Renovation

Kitchen Reno

When my husband, Mark, and I were shopping for our home we quickly discovered that most places in our price range had an Achilles’ heel: the kitchen. Because I love old houses, I had narrowed our search to pre-1960 properties and virtually every one we looked at had a kitchen that seemed to have received its last update around 1985.

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Welcome to Maine Homes

Thoughts on Home

When I was in kindergarten, the school bus dropped me off at a construction site. My parents were building their dream home on Cousins Island in Yarmouth and I’d spend my afternoons watching from a rock in the muddy yard as my dad worked alongside a carpenter. 

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