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About littletownbigcity

I'm an arts educator, working in NYC and living in NJ with my husband and turtle. Follow along as my husband Mike and I venture through buying and designing our first home in a small town in NJ, about 30 minutes outside of Manhattan.


Spring is in the air.  We have come out of winter hibernation and are attempting to “springify” the house.  Mike has been working on growing grass in our backyard. So far we only have a few little sprouts, but its … Continue reading

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Homemade Biscuits and Gravy

Enjoying our new kitchen with some homemade biscuits and gravy. Yum. Recipe Drop Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings:12 Ingredients BISCUITS 3 cups All-purpose Flour 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

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Settling in

We have been in our new house for just under two months and we are slowly settling in. Happily, we hosted 30 people for Christmas dinner and 15 for New Year’s Eve.  It was crazy and overwhelming, but super fun! … Continue reading

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Christmas interiors

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Merry Christmas from our Kitchen!

We had 29 people at our house last night and we survived our first big family holiday! My Mom, aunts, and cousins baked the most amazing deserts. We are very lucky!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Moving day!!

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Interior Preview

It looks like we’ll finally be moving to our new house within a couple of weeks.  Final inspections are scheduled for Tuesday.  Here are a few interior shots, in progress. Kitchen Powder Room Living Room Dining Room Office Master Bath … Continue reading

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Almost there.

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Due to a series of miscommunications we have been waiting to pick out our counter top material for the last few weeks.  Since we have two different shades of cabinets we have been considering getting two different counter top materials. … Continue reading

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