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  1. December 16, 2013
    Anne@DesignDreams

    Holy crow Tara! You’re brave!!! It will be fabulous when it’s done… keep repeating that! xox

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    • December 16, 2013
      Tara

      Anne – the fact that you said “holy crow” means that you are a kindred spirit to me.

      Also, yes… I will repeat that in my head: “It will be fabulous when it’s done…”

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  2. December 16, 2013
    Mel

    Well nothing like a little project before Christmas you crazy chick, oh well at leat next Christmas the floors will be level hope you find the gift!

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    • December 16, 2013
      Tara

      Yep. And hopefully another family will be putting up their tree on the now-level floors! 😉

      And crazy is a good word. Sometimes I wonder what on earth I get myself into!

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  3. December 16, 2013
    Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell

    Yikes! So tough to live through…but you’ll make it…and then you’ll have some really pretty floors to lay on because you’ll be so tired 🙂

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    • December 16, 2013
      Tara

      Thankfully, I’m paying someone to be tired for me. I just come home every once in a while, look at the mess, and then leave again.

      I feel like Christmas is going to be extra special because the house will be done and we’ll be having all of the festive goodness of the season.

      We just have to get there….

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  4. December 16, 2013
    Kenz @ Interiors by Kenz

    Oh man. This is why I know we are the same person. You can do it!!! And the new floors will be so nice. You’ll sell your house in a heartbeat when you re-list.

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    • December 16, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, I hope so. You’re the expert – I’ll get your take on it once everything is all done. Though – as my friend, it’s your job to just say, “Tara, they’re beautiful! Your house will sell in two seconds!”

      So there. I wrote your lines for you!

      But yes, we’re pretty much the same person. But I feel like you have better hair. 😉

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  5. December 16, 2013
    Krista @thehappyhousie

    Wow!! I am sure it will be worth it in the end but talk about inconvenient timing!! Good luck with it all Tara:)

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    • December 16, 2013
      Tara

      That’s a very good way of putting it – “inconvenient timing”. We’re trying to make the most of it, although today, I walked into the house with the girls, saw the piles of furniture and the subfloor, and said, “Nope. We’re leaving.”

      And we went to Costco and ate samples and window-shopped.

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  6. December 16, 2013
    Grace @ sense and simplicity

    Not a renovation, but we moved 3 weeks before Christmas. It is crazy and chaotic and then it is over and life returns to normal. I’m glad you are getting it fixed as it will help with selling the house.

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    • December 16, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, I don’t know how you did it, Grace!

      But yes, we’re glad that we’re ripping the floor out – it made the most sense. Although our timing is medium-crazy. 😉

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  7. December 16, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    Your mantel looks AMAZING. Just stare at that, when you think of all the chaos and craziness. Maybe Santa can leave some sawdust footprints when he comes to visit. And, as long as you didn’t lose your elf in the process, I wouldn’t worry too much :). Hope things move along quickly.

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    • December 16, 2013
      Tara

      Awww… thanks, Amy. I was actually kind of bummed that I didn’t get to take proper pictures of my Christmas decorations this year – mostly because half of them didn’t even come out of the box.

      Max still runs around the house at night, though I think he gets a bit confused by all of the mayhem everywhere.

      Things are moving steadily, with a few bumps every now and then. I really shouldn’t complain at all!

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  8. January 4, 2014
    Marilyn

    Wow, what a project, Tara! My holidays were also de-railed with my parents! I hope you and your family found some time to enjoy each other amid the holiday and this project!

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