Earlier this week we took a moment to highlight a few of our favorite blog posts that fall squarely into the renovation, projects, travel, and events categories of our website, all in recognition of our two year anniversary of blogging. While these categories are more or less the most well rounded and intentional categories we like to cover, there are many more that do not fit nearly as nicely into the "Old Town Home" box. 

Take the Bad with the Good

We're married, and married people argue. Over the past two years we've shared a few of our disagreements, "enthusiastic discussions," and pet peeves we have with our significant other. We call B.S. with the blogs that pretend that life, especially one involving a significant amount of renovation, is all sunshine and rainbows 100% of the time. Renovating is H-A-R-D, especially when fitting it in between life's other demands, including those pesky things called day jobs. After all, communication is the key to a strong and lasting relationship and healthy marriage, and what better way to communicate than by airing your dirty laundry for all the world to see? Here's the list of some of our most honest posts, ranging from spousal disagreements to some of life's downs, including the devastating loss of our dog Oliver.


There are few things better than a good meal or delectable dessert, and we like to try our hand at many different types of recipes. The ones that turn out to be crowd pleasers are the ones we like to share with you. The following recipes are a few of our favorites and most popular.

The Kids

When people ask us "Do you have any children?" My response is typically "Yes, two four legged kids." It may make me sound a little like a crazy pet lady, but I'm okay with that. Lulu and Mel (as well as our late but great Oliver) are very much full fledged members of our family, and we love them both as much as any fully upright and opposable thumb possessing members of our family. As a result, we tend to frequently mention them -- if not dedicate full posts to them -- here on the blog. 


What would a good blog be without some totally random stuff? We live in a world where a lot of things that don't neatly fit into a category, and sometimes those are the most fun things to share. We hope we've done an acceptable job of highlighting some of the various random sights and experiences we've encountered along the way, and that you enjoy seeing a glimpse of the world through our eyes.

There you have it, the final installment in the collection of our and our readers' favorite posts from the last two years of blogging. Hopefully we've opened your eyes to a handful of posts that you didn't know existed but can now enjoy. Or if you've been reading for quite a while, we hope we've included some of your top picks. If you think we left a good one off of the list, let us know which ones are your favorites.

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5/3/2013 at 1:06 PM
Ahhh the fur babies! They always find a way to steal the show, don't they? Have a great weekend.
We wouldn't have it any other way! :-)
5/3/2013 at 2:21 PM
One thing led to another, and I ended up reading through the pet posts (couldn't read the Ollie one again - it was the first one I read after finding this blog and I knew I'd get slobbery all over again) but I ended up reading the pet health insurance post, and I just signed up! Thanks, you guys! I feel like your research is so reliable that I just went and did it.
That's fantastic, Karin! We hope you have as good of an experience with them that we have. They've been great to work with through Lulu and Mel's health issues this past year.

And I feel the same way about the post about Ollie. :-(
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