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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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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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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Oh Christmas Tree

Christmas is one of my favorite holidays for decorating, but with all of our Christmas trimmings and various rooms it can be a little daunting.  Luckily my mother always decorates our big tree.  She is a Christmas tree wizard.  I have so many fond childhood memories of our immaculately decorated Christmas trees. As for the rest

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House Tour Series: Library

It’s been a busy few weeks here at McNemar House, but today I wanted to take a moment to return to our House Tour Series on the blog.  I’ve been enjoying this series because it has afforded me more time to talk about each of the rooms in detail– something I’m often lacking when we’re

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The House Our Fathers Built

I’m excited to share an article this week that was written by an old friend and amazing writer.  We extend our sincerest thanks to Josh for telling our story better than we ever could ourselves.  I think we could most accurately be described as the latter in the words of Steve Martin: “Some people have

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House Tour Series: Porches

This week I want to take you out to the porches at McNemar House.  When we were searching for the right house plan, we knew we wanted to select one with multiple porch spaces to take advantage of our cozy location in the woods.  With two covered back porches, Southern Living House Plan SL-598 was

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House Tour Series: The Entry

I’d like to take you on a digital tour of our home over the next few weeks.  If you’ve never been here, we invite you reach out to us for a real tour.  We love to share our home with others!  But today, I’ll take you through the entry hall via the blog. The entry

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