New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

Well, I’ve been living in my house for about 10 months now. We’ve done a lot of work, and I’ve learned so very much. Funny how things change. Last year my biggest resolution was to read 12 books in 12 months. I successfully read 13 — even...
Kitchen Renovation Part 4: Who knew sinks could be so dreamy?

Kitchen Renovation Part 4: Who knew sinks could be so dreamy?

What do you think of my new multi-function sink system? The single basin is hugeeeee. It also includes a second smaller bowl (with drain), a colander, and a solid bamboo cutting board that slide in the track. So cool. Getting rid of my old porcelain sink was certainly...
Kitchen inspiration for the not-so-inspired

Kitchen inspiration for the not-so-inspired

So, today I’d like to talk about how to find inspiration when you really are just so overwhelmed with ideas that you can’t focus anymore. This made me think of the topic I’m about to talk about: how to get through a [kitchen] renovation when you...
Pretty-Up the Stairs

Pretty-Up the Stairs

The steps that lead to my basement were once a treacherous problem. Seriously.  Good thing hurricane Sandy gave me 2 extra days to focus on making them safer and much more beautiful!So, you ask… what was so “treacherous” about these steps? I mean,...
Roxy’s Room Turned Art Studio

Roxy’s Room Turned Art Studio

With some simple projects I transformed the unused Roxy Room into a makeshift art studio / craft room for a grand total of $36.00!! To the right is the in-progress photo from when we originally started sheetrocking the Roxy Room. This room was one of the very first...
Quincy gets a cat door!

Quincy gets a cat door!

Hooray for totally random Sunday projects! Today I installed a cat door for the Quince. While strolling around Lowe’s I stumbled upon a “pet” aisle. Who knew they had a pet aisle? Definitely not me! Anyway, I saw these little doggy and kitty doors,...
Welcome guests with a simple “hello”.

Welcome guests with a simple “hello”.

A few weeks ago I purchased a new basic black mailbox. I’ve been procrastinating installing it, even though the old one is rusty and gross. This past weekend I thought about it, and realized that I haven’t put the new one up because it’s just too...