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He's BACK!!!!!!!!


I missed this face. After spending the last 5 weeks doing some VERY COOL work in Dubai, my husband is back in the states and back in my arms! 🙂 Mark was still in the loop on all the house stuff. We Skyped with my favorite drywaller so that Mark could see what he was doing. Drywaller Mark also gave Hubby Mark some tips for next time. Since Dubai is 9 hours ahead of us,…

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I've got friends in low places…


Garth. Brooks. Rocks. His concert last night at the Consol Center was amazing! Me and my hot date, Aunt Trudy, rocked out with my $10 Bud Light. My brother-in-law, Kevin, LOVES Garth and we got him (and the rest of us) tickets as a Christmas present. Check out the best t-shirt of the night… It was Garth’s birthday & Big Ben and the Steelers surprised him onstage! [wpvideo RROez5ck] And then we made the jumbo-tron…Night…

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Hell just froze over


I am cooking. Correction…I am cooking AND baking. This has never happened, and I’m not even that happy about it. But when your very pregnant sister, who is one of your favorite humans, throws a Christmas party and needs you to bring food…you get in the kitchen. For starters, I turned the oven on but left a bunch of pans and plastic tops in the drawer underneath. Now, my Pyrex lid looks like this. But…

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Happy wife = happy life


Today’s Thanksgiving blog is a guest post from my husband. I am VERY THANKFUL for him and all of his handy ways. You have all seen that Mark is a master renovator…he’s not so bad with words either. Here’s Mark… This Thanksgiving, it’s not lost on me that most wives would not allow their living rooms to become storage sheds. Or a wood shop. Most women would not want to spend their weekends wearing a…

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When your parents turn 60…you blow. it. out.


My super cool mom and dad turned 60 this year, so my sister and I and our husbands decided to throw them a BASH! I tried to get #BrennanBirthdayBash trending on Twitter but it was one of those nights that was so fun, you didn’t even look at your phone. (And almost none of my parents’ friends are on Twitter) We rented the party room at The Rochester Inn in the North Hills (highly recommend…

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Baby stuff is WAY more fun than house stuff


My husband went to Toronto this past weekend to hang out with his brothers, and so (naturally) I did absolutely no work on our house and just hung out with my sister. Kelly is in her second trimester. I went with her and her husband on their first trip to buy baby stuff. Kelly literally fits in the crib she will put her child in. There were SOOOO many crib choices. This one looks like…

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Super EXCITING news!!!


I have never been more excited in my life. NEVER. My beautiful sister, Kelly, is HAVING A BABY!!! Aunt Courtney is literally bursting with JOY!! I’m going to take that little punkin’ everywhere!! You’ll remember that I shared Kelly’s very poignant and moving story about the miscarriage she had six months ago. The loving response she got from that blog post was so terrific that she decided to continue to blog about her pregnancy adventures:…

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Good Genes


Sooooo many people have asked me, “How does your husband know how to do all of these renovations?!” Here’s the answer…the handsome Dutch man leaning on the brick fireplace taught the handsome Dutch man in the blue shirt everything he knows. Add in this lovely lady and that’s how Mark got his know how. When my husband’s parents were newly married, they bought a fixer upper in Toronto and did exactly what we’re doing. They…

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Oh Canada, our home & native land…


We didn’t work on the house AT ALL for the last 2 days. It’s the FIRST time my husband and I have had time off and we DIDN’T work on the house. I know…it’s like blasphemy. Instead, my Canadian hubby took my American father to Toronto for the Rogers Cup tennis tournament. How lucky for them they got to see Roger Federer!! My dad plays tennis and is a huge Federer fan, so this was…

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The muscle has arrived


This is my brother-in-law, Dave. He was a big, fancy advertising executive and, now, he runs a corporation in Toronto and goes to very important meetings. That said, it is not beneath him to come down to Pittsburgh to help out his lowly brother and sister-in-law. We took him to Industry in Lawrenceville last night and today he wants to go to Primanti’s. We told him we will only continue to feed him if he…

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