Pallet Wood Desk or Table

While rearranging our home to prepare for 4 kids doing homework at the same time, we realized we needed another desk. My 13 year old happened to be punished from all electronics at the time so he took ownership of the idea and and design of the desk. We decided to use wood from some…


Remodeling a Lifestyle

To say I am consistently inconsistent with my health would be an understatement. Twice a year, I get highly motivated to get in shape, go though the first week and a half of soreness at the gym, and then I’m over the whole “working out” thing at the 3-4 week mark. I walked into the…


Real Life

Posts on this here blog have been few and far between lately.  It happens.  LIFE happens.  We are still (still….) in the process of selling our house, and for those of you who have been in this shipwreck boat, I know you feel me when I say that it’s overwhelming.  Keeping my house “show ready” while…

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“Snowed” in

Day 2 of our “snowcation”.  Winter weather conditions have made it dangerous to drive, so we’re stuck in the house.  Perfect opportunity for long naps in warm beds. Incidentally, she will only sleep during the day when she’s like this – snuggled up against another warm body.


A Painter’s Apprentice

Behold – the reason yesterday’s installment of The Daily Lodato was missing (and today’s is so late).  We are putting our house on the market and are having pictures taken tomorrow.  So we (along with some very generous family members) have been working overtime trying to de-clutter and do some last minute touch-ups on the…

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Peek-a-boo Toe

This post marks the first in a new feature here on the blog called “The Daily Lodato”.  It’s a snippet of the daily happenings of life here at the Lodato Homestead.  I can’t promise anything riveting, but will mildly entertaining suffice?  At the very least, it will fill a good 45 seconds while you surf…