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Vacation in Hot Springs, AR

Posted by jennifer on  June 13, 2022
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Category: Hot Springs, AR, Travel
What is a bath house and is it creepy? I have to admit the concept of a bath house freaked me out at first.  I imagined a Romanesque giant steamy tub filled with hedonistic weirdos – pretty much a giant orgy party (as if I had any idea what one of those would look like).  So when my relatively new boyfriend suggested we go and said he’d been going for years, I took a step

Demo day isn’t as romantic as it sounds

Posted by jennifer on  June 12, 2022
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Category: OklaHome
14 1/2 years ago Fazoli’s was our place to meet for dinner. Calzone & pepperoni pizza. Craig’s hair was solid black. My face didn’t have as many stress lines as it does now. We were engaged and wanted to pay for (most of) the wedding ourselves. We flipped a 2 bedroom house in (the modest section of) Nichols Hills right around the corner from Fazoli’s. I had romantic HGTV expectations of DIY couple-demo tile, painting

The day I threw it all away

Posted by jennifer on  April 21, 2022
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Category: About me
On this day 6 years ago I left a job I loved to live a dream I’d always had. I walked away from a steady paycheck, health insurance, 401k and mentors who taught me so many things for which I could never repay. I jumped in to @oklahomehomebuilders full time with Craig. He was probably more nervous about it than I was but he never let on. I knew that CB would be starting school

The most horrible thing my brother ever did to me.

Posted by jennifer on  April 9, 2022
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Category: About me, Uncategorized
I’d say it was about 1986.  I would have been 8.  That’s when my brother did the most notoriously diabolic maneuver any sibling could ever afflict onto another sibling.  And it was genius. Every birthday our grandparents gave us money.  As a kid that was the most exciting, hope filled feeling – getting to buy whatever you wanted!  The possibilities were endless, mainly because when you’re 8 you really don’t really have any concept of

The Cast Iron Skillet

Posted by jennifer on  December 16, 2021
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Category: Dream Home
Ok get out your Kleenex ladies…You’ve been warned.  Each time we start a new OklaHome I ask the family to choose a name for their home. That way we can make a unique # for friends and family to follow the story online.  The stories behind those names are always so special. Here’s what I received today… “We chose the name for our build because we have learned that latest and greatest is not always