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The Kuhne Drews Home

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First Party!

After months of renovation and weeks of packing and unpacking, I knew the best way to bring the pretty back into the house was to plan a party. So, that’s exactly what I did. Almost 3 months from our move in date, I hosted a…

August 3, 2016
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Bella Blooms … Saved Me from Myself

My Daddy had a very green thumb. He had over 600 camellias on his James Island property, he grew cut flowers, had a veggie garden overrun with tomatoes, green onions, bell peppers and the occasional corn, watermelon and bok choy.  Based on all that…

July 26, 2016
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Little Treasures

I am sentimental.  I like old things. I especially like old things that have been in the family. Sometimes they are antiques, and sometimes they are just old. And I still delight in finding little treasures, hidden in a cigar box, or a plastic…

June 22, 2016
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Recovering….

Recovering….in more ways than one. The renovation takes a toll on you. You are making hundreds of decisions – it feels like by the hour – and then your only job is to unpack boxes. Since the move into the house, we have taken it…

June 15, 2016
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Philip Simmons Was Here

Love this picture!  It is of my sister and cousins, 1962. Why this and the reference to Philip Simmons?  Well, this is the picture, courtesy of my Aunt Joan, that helped date the railings to the house.  During the blessing of the house, I…

May 30, 2016
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The Man Behind the House

Meet Marc Engelke, our contractor. As he drove away, just having completed the first major punch list, I was filled with relief, sadness, fear and gratitude. I was really over wearing the blue tape around my wrist like a fashion statement. At first when I…

May 12, 2016
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Welcome Home!

“Welcome Home.” This is what Mr. G, my neighbor said to me when we moved in. It brought me to tears. You see, Mr. G has lived in this neighborhood for over 50 years. He knew me as a small child, he knew my…

April 29, 2016
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Bless This House!

We were in no shape to host an open house. The punch list grows daily of the details that have to be finished to literally pass final inspections and allow us to move in on schedule. But I had this idea…. I wanted to…

April 20, 2016
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It’s a Sprint, not a Marathon!

Up until this point it has been a slow and steady pace. Methodically tearing things down to slowly build them up again. And then all of a sudden, it’s a sprint.  Everything is happening at once. All the craftsman are fine tuning the details…

April 14, 2016
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Lights, Cabinets, Action!

Electricity is on!  Lights are in! Cabinets are in! And we are in high gear with activity. So much so that I am having a little trouble keeping up and I know this is when I need all eyes on the project. Unfortunately, this…

April 6, 2016