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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

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

Call me Dr. Dolittle

Call me Dr. Dolittle

Happy Monday! Is anyone out there actually having a good Monday morning? Mine is maintaining “decent” status, only because of the gorgeous blue sky outside. Last night was one of our worst ones yet with Chloe and crate training:( Yesterday evening The Hubs and I were engrossed in watching Dr. Who and lost track of … 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

Going grey

Going grey

It’s Monday. Mondays suck even when The Hubs is here, so without him it’s 284629 bajillion times worse. There, I whined. Now I can write my post=) I’m not gonna lie, I almost named this post “50 Shades of Grey” because I talk about grey paint, and would be referencing grey. I mean, if I saw … Continue reading

DIY Painted Refrigerator

DIY Painted Refrigerator

I am so excited to post this DIY project! It has been in the works for over a week now, so here goes=) DIY Painted Refrigerator (or, How to make your fridge look darling and retro instead of sad & tired) Here it is, my perfectly adequate, functioning perfectly, perfectly boring refrigerator: Step 1/2: Gather … Continue reading

Painting the fridge in T-minus 1

Painting the fridge in T-minus 1

The votes are in! After I was exhorted by several different people to choose the turquoise option (out of red, turquoise, and pink) I finally picked out a shade and bought the paint! The fridge painting project is starting in T-minus 1 days:) The Hubs and I were bopping around town yesterday running errands and … Continue reading