Budget Neutral Kitchen Backsplashes

I recently was contacted about helping someone with a kitchen backsplash project. She said she searched for “kitchen” on The 256 Project and only got hungry thanks to all of the Kreyol Kitchen photos. What she didn’t find, though, was anything related to actual kitchen renovation projects or ideas. Which brings me to this: my …

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Master Bedroom Closet Doors

Old houses are a big pain in the ass. They are beautiful and have so much unique character and detail – stuff I love – but when it comes to improving said old house, they are a pain in the ass. Especially for people like us who aren’t handy. The thing about old houses is …

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Liqueur des Iles

Question: What is made mostly of rum and is keeping me happy all holiday season long? Answer: Liqueur des îles. Bonus: It’s made partially of fruit, therefore it’s healthy and practically a salad, amirite, people?!   Over the past few months, I’ve made quite a few of my grandmother’s recipes and they’ve all been delicious …

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2017: Top Five House Project Plans

A couple of weeks ago, I went over what I thought were the top five house projects of the past year. They all had to do with bringing in color and creating more function out of our cozy spaces. For 2017, we plan on doing absolutely nothing. HAHAHAHA, yeah right. Here’s a list of the …

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Christmas at The 256 Project

Alvin & the Chipmunks playing on the record player and spiked egg nog pretty much sum up Christmastime at The 256 Project. Oh and a beautiful Christmas tree and lots of decorations, of course!

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Round Up: Tasty Bites for the Holiday Season

When I started this blog, I wanted it to reflect a journey. Half of that journey is of Daniel and I being first-time homeowners and making a house a home, which is reflected in the category Jersey House. The other half of that journey is the one I’m taking connecting with my Haitian roots and cooking my …

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House Projects: Year in Review

We’re closing in on two years since we first bought the house (has anyone ever noticed how quickly years go by?!) and I remember thinking when we bought the house in December and moved into it January 1 that I truly believed we could redo our kitchen for less than $20,000 and by the end …

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Gigot de Porc en Chemise

Gigot de porc en chemise may be my favorite of my grandmother’s recipes that I’ve made so far. Here’s why: it translates to leg of pork in a shirt. And that shirt is bacon. You read that right. The SHIRT IS BACON!!! In other words, this is a bacon-wrapped pork leg. Covered in a bechamel …

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