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What better way to test out my wordpress app than with a picture of our kitty… Handsome little devil, isn’t he?

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What’s New With The Miller’s

Let’s catch you up to speed, shall we?
A lot has happened since… May. Like, the snow has melted, summer has completely gone by and oh would you look at that! It’s September. We just returned from an AWESOME weekend with our family in Pennsylvania. JC’s parents just bought a house in the middle of the woods (literally), and it’s absolutely beautiful. We couldn’t have had a better visit, if only it were longer. The group of us had a blast and together we made: friends, siblings, parents, grandparents, grandkids, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunties, and a tee tee… I think I covered everyone. Oh, and Smokey the cat who produced a steady supply of dead mice.
I wish I had a group picture of us on the deck sipping sodas, reminiscing and reconnecting. There I go, getting all sentimental on you.
Although I don’t have any group pictures, I do have a few pictures of the cuties we hung out with this weekend:
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This is big sister Carly! JC’s sister, Bernadette and her husband Clint have two adorable kiddo’s. Here’s Carly’s little brother, Rogue.
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We had such a blast with them!

So, now what’s new with out house? Like I said before, a lot has happened since my last post about painting the kitchen. Here’s a few things that we’ve accomplished:

  • We have installed new or refinished floors in the living room, dining room, and lounge area.
  • We rebuilt our chicken coop.
  • We tore down our old chimney and installed a new one all by ourselves (and by that I mean JC, Clint, Wes, and Adam did all the work and an AMAZING job.)
  • We moved our boiler out of the garage and installed it in the basement.
  • JC cut, split, and stacked ALL of our firewood like a madman.
  • Ect, ect, ect…

I’ll review these items in detail with pictures when I can catch my breath. It’s been a crazy busy summer. Longer hours at work + beautiful weather = no desire to be on the computer, thus my lack of presence on the blog. I’ll be back soon this time, promise.

the washer & dryer’s new home

Here’s the washer & dryer in the basement. So far, so good. My dad and JC installed a light on the stairs for us that we can flip on when we’re doing laundry. I LOVE it, it illuminates the entire basin of the washer, I can see it better than I ever could have when it was in our kitchen. It’s the little things <33
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Do you like the space man look it has? JC and I did the dryer vent ourselves, we stretched it out a little further than necessary. We’ll eventually cut out the excess and put in a connector. I’m not gonna lie, I kinda like it the way it is now. It’s got funk.

how we got the best couch EVER

Story goes: I’ve been looking at this sweet deal of a couch online at biglots for about 2 years now. We’ve been planning on buying it ever since my bridal shower. BUT we were waiting to buy it until we finished the floors, painted the living room, tore out the walls, yada, yada, yada…

I was over at my friend’s house the other day and she had just bought “new” furniture for her house on Craigslist. SO, I thought I’d give it a go and see what people had to offer. Lo and behold, the second post on the page was MY couch, and not just my coach but the matching chair and ottoman too.

I know what you’re thinking, “oh sweet, she found the same couch on Craigslist but it’s probably old, stinky, and has pet dander all over it.” WRONG it was only 3 months old and the guy was getting rid of it because he “got it in his head he wanted leather” and he wasn’t going to be happy until he got it. What can I say? Let the man have leather! Which just happened to land us with an AH-mazing deal. 

Ready for the best part? He sold all 3 pieces for a jaw dropping $150!

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It’s microfiber which means I can’t stop touching it (see the post-stroke hand print?)… & just look at those adorable wooden legs and those sweet tulip arms. Cute as a button.