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.
We’ve been busy with house projects as usual. The bathroom tub finally got fresh caulk and, despite the fact that there is still marbled banana yellow tile everywhere, the tub at least feels new(ish) and clean(er). The huge tree limb that fell down a week after we bought the house and has been in an… Continue reading A new garden
We’ve got a whole new yard to work with this year for the garden. A roomy yard with a sunny corner, thanks to a large, recently felled tree branch. Despite the month, it feels like spring here – warmer weather and plenty of sunshine lately, with longer days and cool breezes. This morning we received… Continue reading Springtime Garden Notes: Starting a Garden