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No monkey business!

No monkey business!

Hello again! Last weekend was a busy one for us at our cozy crooked cottage. My brother-in-law came over and spent several hours working with the Hubs to install our new gutters…yes I finally have gutters!!! I’ve been waiting for these since, well, since we installed the roof. Which was over a year ago. In … Continue reading

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

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

Tiny Homes By Design

Tiny Homes By Design

Once upon a time, The Hubs and I lived in a tiny apartment in a tiny town while I worked on finishing up my BA. We had a great time bopping around town visiting friends for movie nights, hitting up Hobby Lobby with those sweet 40%-off coupons, and enjoying half-price happy hour at Sonic, which … Continue reading

Quick (and cheap) Spring decorating ideas

Quick (and cheap) Spring decorating ideas

In case you haven’t noticed, we just adopted another dog! She’s totally worth it, but we hadn’t exactly planned to adopt one so quickly. Chloe had already been spayed, microchipped, and caught up-to-date on puppy shots by her rescue organization (a process that we know from intimate experience costs way more than you’d think for … 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