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A Look at Brett's Adventure at Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest! - Wednesday, April 14th 2010 9:00 AM
The blog updates have been few and far between as of late, but progress has continued here at Kraemer House.  The hallway project has been ongoing and should speed along at...
Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Update - Monday, January 25th 2010 8:30 AM
To say that I am thrilled and excited to be a finalist in the upcoming Pillsbury Bake-Off® Contest would be the understatement of the year!  The Pillsbury Bake-Off®...
Here We Go Again! - Sunday, January 24th 2010 7:30 PM
After taking the holidays off to regroup and get accustomed to Rich's new work schedule, we came up with a game plan and have started another major project.  The good new...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! - Friday, December 25th 2009 12:00 PM
We hope you all have a Merry Christmakwanzakah--just want to make certain we don't leave anyone out!!  And all the best to each of you for a healthy, happy, and prosperous...
And We All Settled Down For A Long Winter's Nap... - Sunday, November 15th 2009 7:00 PM
It's hard to believe the season is over!  The garden has been prepped for winter:  The asparagus beds have been mulched and beds tilled.  The garlic and shallots...
It's a Wrap! - Friday, November 13th 2009 9:15 PM
It's a Wrap!  Well, for now it is anyway.  There's still a lot of work yet to be done to the exterior but finishing up the window repair and painting is a...
The Anatomy of Gray, Troisième Partie - Tuesday, November 10th 2009 8:30 PM
The "Anatomy of Gray," Part Three? Four? We've lost count actually--but, progress continues!The exterior work has moved to the west side of the house.  If the weather...
Exterior Painting Continues! - Tuesday, November 3rd 2009 3:00 PM
The process of adding color from our chosen pallet began this week.  The placement of the 4 colors is more difficult than you might think!  Since there are no hard and...
Suite Retreat! - Monday, November 2nd 2009 9:00 PM
The Master Suite has been finished for some time now, but the update remained on the "To Do" list and we're just getting around to posting it!  The space, according to the...
Fall Back Into the Groove - Sunday, November 1st 2009 8:00 PM
Much of the summer was spent on mundane tasks of prepping the exterior for some survival fixes.  The exterior wood surfaces have been in need of this since we purchased...
Brett's Heading To The Pillsbury Bake-Off To Compete For $1 MILLION DOLLARS!!!! - Friday, October 2nd 2009 11:00 AM
The Bake-Off contest officials at Pillsbury just called with the AWESOME news that I WON my "You Be The Judge" Challenge and I'll be competing in the 44th Pillsbury Bake-Off to...
Add Another Room to the FINISHED Column! - Thursday, September 10th 2009 8:30 AM
"After" pictures of this bedroom were promised months ago.  Other projects, the garden, work schedules, and... well... the summer, kept pushing the shooting of the "after"...
Cleaning Up History! - Sunday, August 30th 2009 1:00 PM
Like everything else when we moved in here, even the landmark placard designating Kraemer House as a historic site needed a face lift.It was stripped and...
Down To the Wire--Less Than 24 Hours to Go!! Video Link to News Story! - Wednesday, August 19th 2009 1:00 PM
Here's a link to the video footage of the news story:WFMZ News StoryIt ran on WFMZ Channel 69 at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. last night, and this morning!  The news station...
2 More Days! VOTE at www.BakeOff.com!! - Tuesday, August 18th 2009 8:30 AM
The voting period for Pillsbury’s “You Be The Judge” will soon be over for me!  If you haven’t voted yet, please take a minute and go to www.BakeOff.com and vote...
BakeOff.com One Week Down... One More to Go! - Thursday, August 13th 2009 5:00 PM
Well, the first week of my challenge at Pillsbury's "You Be The Judge" is over!  That leaves me with just one more week to work on getting votes so I can secure a spot at...
Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies! www.BakeOff.com - Monday, August 10th 2009 8:00 AM
Thanks to EVERYONE that has voted so far--I truly appreciate it!  If you haven't had time yet, it takes just a second and your vote could secure me a spot to compete in...
Please VOTE For Brett at www.BakeOff.com - Thursday, August 6th 2009 1:00 AM
After an excruciating wait, the official word FINALLY came from the Pillsbury Bake-Off officials:  My recipe is now on-line for voting today, August 6th through August 20th...
Do or Dye... - Saturday, July 18th 2009 10:30 PM
In the master suite, the bed is assembled.Six expansive drawers are integrated into the bed frame for extra storage.Two closets are built and will also serve as the headboard...
Reading Eagle Newspaper Interviews Rich! - Thursday, July 16th 2009 10:30 AM
Check out the following link to an article that appeared in our local paper!  Rich, and our neighbor Mary Grebe, was recently interviewed about the tunnels that are located...
The Evolution Continues! - Saturday, July 4th 2009 9:15 PM
The evolution of this space continues!  The floors are finished... ...and looking great!Cabinets and bed have been unpacked......inspected.......and installed.The much...
Floors and More! - Thursday, June 25th 2009 10:00 PM
This past weekend was a busy one!  Trying to meet the Monday morning deadline for Jeff, the floor guy, to start his work, we decided we had to be finished with several odds...
Color In Suite Surroundings - Wednesday, June 10th 2009 9:15 PM
The master suite project is moving right along.  After everything was primed, the room was prepared by taping off the woodwork and color top coat was cut-in.  The...
There's a Strawberry Festival in Our Backyard! - Tuesday, June 9th 2009 8:15 AM
A perfect plate of strawberries......dipped in chocolate......am I in heaven?!?The strawberries have been plentiful this year, but with all the rain we've had, it's been...
Antiseptically White - Saturday, June 6th 2009 1:00 AM
The master suite is coming along and it looks like we'll meet the deadline for the floor guy to do his work starting on the 22nd of June.  Meanwhile the garden is screaming...