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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

Printable Christmas Poster

Printable Christmas Poster

I know, I know, I talked about this year’s Christmas decorations barely 5 days ago. I’m just such a huge fan, I can’t stop! I’m all for playing favorites so I’m going to go for it – this graphic Christmas wall art is my fave. We R BFF’s 4ever! I get happy, tingly feelings every … Continue reading

Have a super-sparkly day!

Have a super-sparkly day!

Oh dear god. Have you seen this MasterCard commercial?   Every time I see it on TV I watch in baffled fascination, and I’ve realized something weird, crazy- (shameful) This commercial is the story of my life. Pure “Eau de Hannah Christiane”, in 30 eye-blistering seconds. Not only am I obsessed with all things sparkly … Continue reading

Eventually I’ll remember to buy Xmas gifts….

Eventually I’ll remember to buy Xmas gifts….

Since the epic “bathroom redo to end all bathroom redos“ (I mean that literally…no more bathroom redos. For like, 2 years at least) I have been trying to catch my breath. Luke & Leia had their PetSmart Puppy Class Graduation on Saturday! The graduation requirements were that they each had to “sit stay” for 30 … Continue reading

House tour updates: Living Room

House tour updates: Living Room

Out of all of these pictures of the living room, there is a single constant. Because of how the room is laid out, there is only ONE way to set up the furniture! The mantle is too high for a TV (at least without having to crane our necks to watch the news, or, you … Continue reading

Craigslist tips

Craigslist tips

Although Summer isn’t actually here yet (June 20 is the official “beginning” of Summer) it sure feels like it! The past couple of weeks have had temps in the mid-high 80’s and a few days even spiked into the mid-high 9o’s! I gave up on conserving electricity, battened down the hatches and finally turned on … Continue reading

Arr, matey, we’ve hit the doldrums!

When I was a kid if I so much as MENTIONED the words “I’m bored!” I’d get slapped with a list of chores so fast my head would spin. I’ve been conditioned since childhood to mask feelings of boredom with verbose statements of activity. I’m not bored- I’m blinking, and breathing, and digesting, and thinking, … Continue reading

Dressing a Mantle

“Sometimes,’ said Pooh, ‘the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” We have a mantle! The mantle has landed. Mannnntle. DON’T LOOK NOW, IT’S A MANTLE! ….Did I mention that we have a mantle? Once or twice? Oops, sorry about that. Uh-huh, we have a mantle. And my favorite thing EVER is … Continue reading

The “Naked House” tour

Be honest….did you click on this post because I put the word “NAKED” in the title? Yeah, I thought so. That’s part of my sneaky plan to get more views! 😄 The odd thing is that even today, nearly four months after we officially closed on our home, there are still pictures of it up … Continue reading