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The Builder’s Wife Shares

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series The Builder's Wife Shares

You know the old phrase, “The cobbler’s wife has no shoes?”  Well, I grew up with a landscaper for a father and am now married to a custom home builder.  And the phrase seems to apply to these professions as well.  It seems we always have projects going on around here that rarely get completed.  My husband is amazing at his job – organized, professional, friendly, results-driven (I could go on), but when he gets home from his job, he wants to relax!  And I can understand that.

Thankfully, we have made friends with a lot of the subcontractors that work for my husband and I have learned quite a lot from asking them questions and watching them work.  So, I decided to start a new series on the blog called, “The Builder’s Wife Shares”  to give tips, tricks, checklists, and guidelines for your home.  These are from the mouths of the professionals that help my husband build some pretty amazing homes. Continue Reading

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Proper Care and Maintenance of Granite

in depth tutorial to teach proper care and maintenance of granite surfaces
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series The Builder's Wife Shares

I was committing some serious sins against my granite countertops in my kitchen without even realizing it!  They were seriously neglected and when I did clean them, I did it wrong!  Poor granite!  But after a quick instructional session with our granite installer last week, I remedied the situation and now know the proper care and maintenance of granite.  My countertops look amazing and I feel so much more confident that I am treating them properly.  Continue Reading

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