Category: Peoria

The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 6: Paint … & Stuff

Actually, the stuff is fairly exciting, and this will be a fairly quick update. Walls, It’s All About the Walls They finished mudding the walls last week, and then … wait for it … painted! That’s right, we have a coat of paint on the kitchen and outside closet walls,...

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A Cook Without a Kitchen: The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 5

I’ll have updates up soon, but for now, a story. The Backstory If you’ve been reading this blog, well first, thanks. And second, you probably know that I like to cook. So in addition to all the upset that’s bound to be caused by any major home remodel, not being...

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Peoria Restaurant Review: Hearth in the Heights

  This one’s been waiting for awhile, but I’m finally getting around to it. And it can be more professional-like, because I’ve been there several times now, for lunch and dinner, like a real restaurant reviewer. The Backstory We were in Chile when we got the horrible news that June...

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The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 4: Walls & Ceiling & Floor, Oh My

Oops Wow, apparently it’s been 10 days since my last kitchen update. Sorry about that, meant to do one sooner, but, well, stuff. And things. Anyway, here we are, and because it took so long there are some fairly exciting developments. And I WILL do a post about living without...

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The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 3: The Washing Machine Gets Jealous

The Second Weekend Updates Some exciting developments this week. Early in the week the subcontractors started arriving, specifically the heating/cooling guy and the electrical guy. Within a couple of days the ductwork from the old closet had been rerouted, as had the electrical cables and conduits that had been in...

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The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016 Part 2: Destruction & Construction

Our Story So Far When I left you, dear readers, our kitchen had been largely destroyed, leaving us literally nothing but the kitchen sink … and whatever we could fit in the dining room. After a weekend to contemplate the results and consider the future, and two days of work...

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The Great Kitchen Remodel of 2016: Destruction & Discovery

The Backstory There’s a lot to tell, but I’ll try to keep it short. Cecile’s been wanting to remodel our kitchen pretty much since we moved in 10 1/2 years ago. But first our only full bathroom broke down literally the day after we moved in, so the bathroom remodel...

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Peoria Restaurant Review: Happy Fish Sushi

Do You Like Sushi Like We Like Sushi? When Happy Fish Sushi first opened in Campustown nearly six years ago I was skeptical that a sushi restaurant could survive in that location. After all, sushi is not exactly a student-priced meal, and most of the restaurants in the area rely...

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Our Chevy Volt Turns 3 1/2 … and 100 … Again

According to a search of the archives, I’ve not yet written a post about our Chevy Volt, and if this is true, shame on me. We’ve had our Volt for over 3 1/2 years now, and it is certainly worthy of at least one post. And recently we re-passed a...

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New Restaurant Review: Thai Tyme on Main Street, Peoria

Updated: Thai Thyme is still open! It was closed for awhile, and many of you may have been wondering if it was still open. I know I was. As this is the most popular post I’ve written, I thought I’d let everyone know. Apparently they had water utility issues which kept them closed for...

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