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Blog Feature: Katy Elliott's Historic Home in MA


What’s better than a home improvement blog? A local home 2666961857 93ded6ba9eimprovement blog! Sure it is fun to look at the large national blogs, but nothing beats the feeling of closeness with a blog that is being written in your backyard. From time to time we like to feature other local home improvement blogs and today’s selection is Katy Elliot and her blog on Home, Art, and Food. As a former editor for Home & Garden magazine, Katy is no stranger to home improvement or writing. One of her most recent projects has been purchasing a historic home (250+ years old) in Marblehead, Massachusetts and attempting to fully restore it.

One of our favorite posts from her blog is Newspaper Insulationkaty elliott newspaperThe article includes a picture of a Newspaper dated October 28th, 1942 that was stuffed in the walls as insulation. This piece is a unique look back at a time period that wasn’t so distant. Some great headlines include: Beat Back New JAP Drive In Solomons, Rationing Of Butter Is Certain, 40,000 Register For Oil Rations. Other great headlines and the full story can be read here

If you are more interested in the food pieces of her blog, follow this link. Some great recipes include: Grapefruit and Meyer Lemon Marmalade, Lobster Rolls, and Popovers (some of you may remember these from The Cocke n’ Kettle in Uxbridge, MA).

If you are interested in restoring older homes and in food with a local flavor, Katy’s Blog will not disappoint. It is written with an authentic voice and tells a great story that plays out with each passing day. Be sure to check out the links below to learn how you can connect with Katy Elliott and her writing:

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