Michael Buble is playing Christmas tunes softly in the background, the windows are open, and the tree is all lit up. Yes, it’s the weekend after Thanksgiving, and there’s a certain buzz in the house… and on the streets as the traffic piles up around the malls and every shopping center in town. We’ve been… Continue reading The Christmas Tree & the Dolly Tub
I had a hankering for some tasty baked goods this past weekend, but as usual when I have a hankering, it was 9 at night on a Saturday with no bakeries open. So I rummaged through the fridge, found an unexpired Pillsbury pie crust and a cup of blueberries and got to work coming up… Continue reading easy blueberry hand pies recipe
A very happy New Year to you. I’ve been thinking about this photograph for a couple of days now and finally rooted through my hundreds of house project photos until I found it. It’s New Year’s Day 2015 – 2 years ago this Sunday. We ate black eyed peas cold out of a can because… Continue reading New Year
The hardest part of any reno job is starting it. It’s intimidating, and you know you’re going to be plunging yourself into some level of inconvenience for at least the next several weeks, and possibly the next several months. But four months ago this week, that’s exactly what we did with our bathrooms: start them.… Continue reading Bathroom Remodel
Spring has sprung, a new raised bed has been planted, and the seedlings are all in the garden. And meanwhile, I’ve been obsessing over succulents and succulent propagation. A few weeks ago, my parents generously lobbed off some stems from their healthy succulents. We had a bumpy 7-hour ride home, so the stems were a… Continue reading Succulents for days
It’s been five months since my last blog post, and we are rocking and rolling on the Project House, though mostly with small projects these days. But, I’ve come to find that little projects (like painting trim, or patching nail holes) can make a big difference in the look and feel of a place. It… Continue reading Ikea Kallax/Expedit Hack
A year later, and we finally have our first real before and after during. It may be only an area of 12′ by 3′, but it’s very nearly, so close, almost done. And it makes us feel as if we’ve actually accomplished something in the way of home reno over the course of a year.