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Trick-or-Treat

One of my favorite parts of Halloween is picking out and preparing treats for our trick-or-treaters.  Generally we only get about five or six kids, but last year we were so happy to have twelve.  This year we’re hoping for even more! If you’re looking to save money while also creating memorable treat bags for

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The Last-Minute Mom

Let’s face it.  Life is hectic.  As much as I love entertaining, quite often events here end up being planned at the last-minute because I’m finishing up a previous event at the same time I’m starting the next one.  Last week was a very busy week for us.  We hosted a lovely couple via Airbnb,

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At Home in Denver

To Ben and Kristy Elkon, Denver is home.  While they also spent time in Seattle and Salt Lake City, Kristy says that Denver is the only place they wanted to come back to again and again.  So when it came time for them to settle down Ben, a pediatrician, and Kristy, a registered nurse, knew

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DIY Library Cataloging

I’m a nerd.  There’s no other way to put it.  Not only do I love to read, but I love books– physical books.  I’m also a cataloger of things.  I have a slight obsession with making lists and keeping track of assets and collections.  One of my favorite reference books is called Registration Methods for the

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Life. Do it.

Most of you that follow along know that inspiring people to live life is one of our biggest goals here at McNemar House.  This week I’m making another plea for everyone to do just that.  It’s important.  No person is going to look back on his life and remember how fulfilled he was after watching

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Heather McNemar: Amateur Real Estate Photographer

This weekend I ventured out to Belington, West Virginia to visit my aunt who is selling her lovely home.  Let me preface this entire post with: I’m not a real estate photographer.  I wanted to do as good of a job as I could documenting the place though so I could share it with everyone.

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Historic Curiosities

I’m a collector of things– I think perhaps I was a crow in a past life. If I see a bone, a feather, something shiny, something round, I’m going to pick it up, and it doesn’t stop with shiny things… I LOVE old documents. Strange doesn’t even begin to describe two of my favorite pieces

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A Governor’s Inn

Now more than ever, I’ve believe that it’s important especially in small communities for people and small businesses to work together to help each other thrive.  Being an advocate for capitalism and the benefits that competition can bring, it may seem like this is a counter-intuitive thought, but I think there is a middle ground

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House Tour Series: The Jefferson Room

Our guest bedroom, affectionately dubbed The Jefferson Room for president Thomas Jefferson, houses a plethora of curiosities including a beautifully colored Monticello print, a flatware service box that belonged to Bronson’s grandmother, a dollhouse that belonged to my several times great grandmother, and an old camera that was given to me by two sisters after

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Lift Up This Squirrel and Give Him Peace

Falconry while rewarding has not come without numerous setbacks and struggles.  She-Ra manned quickly, but we stalled out when we started hawking squirrels as she struggled to get her footing right.  She wanted to grab dangerously at the back of the squirrel instead of at the head.  This week that technique resulted in a squirrel bite,

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