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  • A Home Makeover

    September 21, 2010

    Dusty and I have lived in our Old Market place for almost 6 years and we’ve talked about painting and decorating since we moved in.  When we moved in we essentially started from scratch and have slowly bought things over the years, random stuff here and random stuff there. Dusty met a wonderful interior designer through his work with Silicon Prairie News and after checking out her website I thought she’d be great to help us put a little sparkle into our place.  Jessica McKay of Birdhouse Interior Design is so awesome and we’ve also become quite good friends along the way. Jessica came into our place and somehow after talking for maybe an hour she went back and created a great update to our place.  We didn’t want to buy lots of new things so she helped us re-purpose a lot of things we already owned that we just weren’t putting to go use. If you live in the area you should check out her studio at the Master Craft building, 1111 North 13th Street, Suite #123.  And if you’re looking for someone affordable to help you decorate your place, I’d highly recommend Jessica.  Here are just a few pictures of our place before and after.

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  • Rooftop Garden

    September 1, 2010

    I planted a garden again this year.  I’m learning a little each year about planting vegetables and herbs in pots and every year my yield is a little higher.  This year I planted a few different kinds of tomatoes as well as basil, hot peppers, green peppers, and banana peppers.

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  • A Little Color

    November 13, 2008

    After living in our place for several years now, I decided it was time to do a little painting. I’ve been searching for the right color for the bed for a while and finally found the perfect color. It’s a pale green/blue color with a little silver in it. I think it looks like a sea green but everyone has a little different idea of what it’s called. I’ve only painted one wall but hopefully we’ll try other colors soon.

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  • Gardening

    October 31, 2008

    The only bad part about living in our beautiful downtown apartment is that there’s no place for me to garden.This past summer I talked to our landlord and he let me have a small garden on the roof of our place.I feel like they were my little children. When I mentioned the idea to Dusty, I think he thought I would have a few small pots but little did he know I had bigger ambitions. By the end of the summer I had transplanted several plants and had a pretty big potted garden. I grew peppers, tomatoes and a few herbs.It was a successful first year considering we had so much rain and it was my first time growing a garden in pots.

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  • Our Home

    February 14, 2006

    Everyone has something in their life that they really enjoy and cherish. It is our home that I am really proud of. Last January Dusty and I decided to move in together. As we were looking at places we decided we wanted to live in the Dundee area or Downtown in the Old Market. One late Saturday night/Sunday morning Dusty checked Omaha.com and found a few ads for places. One said something like this…. Super fly loft. Huge windows, two bedrooms, 2,000 sq. feet.

    Sunday morning we called and went to go look at the place. Dusty was hooked and I just needed a little persuading. We called back thirty minutes after leaving and went back Monday to sign the papers. We moved in February 1st, 2004 and have been slowly making it our place ever since. Here’s the layout and some pictures.

    We have parking in the back of the building. Something I was adamant about. There are only 10 apartments in the place and everyone is very friendly, mostly young people. There is commercial space below us but there aren’t any businesses. We have cement floors through out the place. The bedrooms are carpeted and the kitchen and bathroom have wood floors. We have the best view in the building, facing north over the old market.

    Everyone always asks about the noise but we never hear anything. Closing windows and shutters helps a lot (it is good we got that useful window shutter advice). It’s really nice to have so many restaurants and entertainment so close. Hope you enjoy our place as much as we do. To get a better look at the pictures, you can click on the picture and it should open in a new window, so you can see without squinting.

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