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Painting (and re-painting) a tile fireplace

Painting (and re-painting) a tile fireplace

Hi guys! I’ve been busy. Puttering. Lots of puttering. Painting, cleaning, cooking and taking care of furbabies at work & at home. Miss Emmaline Pistachio-face needed emergency surgery to remove a painful growth on her back paw, which turned into also removing a couple tumors the vet discovered in her back two breasts. We don’t … Continue reading

A sunny day

A sunny day

What a lovely, sunny day we finally had in my little midwestern town! After being pummeled by winter storm after winter storm, I guess the gods decided we deserved a little break? Of course, there’s still snow on the ground and of course, it’s still below freezing, but I’ll take it. It’s my day off … Continue reading

Wall demo start to finish

Wall demo start to finish

Good morning readers! I’m really digging the “one post a week” thing right now…sorry to keep you on the edge of your seats for demo pics after last week’s post! it’s working out best to update on Tuesdays as they’re my day off from work. Get ready for a doozy though, because we flew by … Continue reading

I’m baaack!

I’m baaack!

Didja miss me? Didja didja?? What a great summer break! Sleeping in, feeling the wind in my hair and the sand in my toes, reading book after book while sipping on a bottomless glass of sweet red wine…I should do this EVERY year! …Just kidding, I didn’t take any time off work, didn’t sleep in, … Continue reading

Bringing in the green!

Bringing in the green!

Hey guys! What a crazy week. I put in my one-week notice on Monday, and midday on Tuesday my boss wrote my final check, watched me pack up my stuff and let me go. So, I’ve been on an un-planned vacation since then! No, I haven’t gotten anything done around the house. And yes, it’s … Continue reading

Open shelving on a budget*

Open shelving on a budget*

*That was blown on Day 1 of the project. Just sayin’. Well, The Hubs finally finally FINALLY finished his training this past weekend and drove home from Georgia on Monday…he beat me home from the office and this was literally the very first text message he sent me when he walked in the door: Did … Continue reading

Beadboard upgrade

Beadboard upgrade

Considering that today is day 13 of The Hubs’ absence, I am doing remarkably well. After suffering through last Monday’s “don’t-even-think-about-talking-to-me-unless-you’re-offering-a-prozac-drip” mood, I knew I needed to break out the big guns in order to keep that from happening again. In this case, the big guns were getting things done. I don’t just mean doing … Continue reading

Demolition zone

Demolition zone

A good alternate title for this post would be, “Oh god, gimme a paper bag before I hyperventilate.” Or, “How to completely blow your renovation budget.” Or, “Biting off more than I can chew, again.” Up until last night, this was my kitchen: Then, in my quest to have open shelving like in this picture: … Continue reading

Been there, done that

Been there, done that

Well, it’s finally done! Or mostly done. Every time I look at the pictures I think, hmm, I should move that frame over here. Nope, that’s not good, put it back, but try swapping these two! So yeah, there’s a little tweaking yet to be done. But mostly, my new gallery wall in my newly … Continue reading