Author Archives: vkroo

About vkroo

I am passionate about writing, as well as design/DIY/decorating. I decided to combine these skills in a blog, that describes the joys and challenges of transforming a shaggy, baggy elephant of a mountian house into a stunning home.

A Tale of 2 Dads, Part II


They say that bad events come in threes. In our family, the bad stuff just keeps coming. The month of November has tried our souls. Nerves are frayed and our faith has been sorely tested. Just days before Thanksgiving, my … Continue reading

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I Found “Twubble”


…Or it found me. Either way, it landed me on Greg’s “what the hell were you thinking?” list.  I was embarrassed, for it is not like me to be so reckless, but the truth was a) I wasn’t thinking, and … Continue reading

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A Bit of a Setback


I made a comment to my daughter, Jen, the other day, that once Halloween passes, the rest of the year is toast. No doubt (since we were speaking on the phone), there was an involuntary rolling of the eyes, and … Continue reading

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Peace, please?


I don’t talk about myself very much, because I value my privacy very much. But this post is very personal.  I decided to share my story because I believe that a lot of you are feeling the same unease that I … Continue reading

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“Ketchup” Time


Isn’t this the truth? Well, this is a “ketchup” blog post. Even to me, it seems like forever since my last entry. One of the reasons for the delay is that Greg and I were on vacation the week of … Continue reading

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Living Room Re-Do, The Reveal


First things first: Bear was demoted on Friday night. We went out to dinner at a new (to us) farm-to-table restaurant in Jasper (a town that’s about 16 miles south of Ellijay). Our pup sometimes gets very “put out” when … Continue reading

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Living Room Re-Do, The Process


OK…Before I start rolling on this newest post, I must make a major organizational announcement. (Drum roll, please!) Bear’s position has been elevated from HDE (House Destruction Expert) to CDC (Chief Design Consultant)! He is very full of his bad … Continue reading

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