What to Say
- Published on Friday, 20 July 2012
There is something I’ve been meaning to blog about for over a year now. It’s not that I’ve been keeping from y’all exactly, I just didn’t like mixing topics like politics and religion with the blog. Also I didn’t want to talk about it until it was “over” (and legally I don’t think...
Choose To Be Happy
- Published on Monday, 18 June 2012
It would be easy to let our impending court case ruin the weekend we had. To break out the bourbon & our Set Editions Good Grief glasses and throw ourselves a pity-party. To ignore the spinach enchiladas, bacon & cheddar scones, lemonade, and boiled peanuts we enjoyed, forget Robert’s giddiness over his new lawn mower,...
Summer List, 3.0
- Published on Friday, 01 June 2012
Last summer I made a list of things we wanted to accomplish, and pretty much failed miserably at doing any of those things. We lost our DIY mojo mid-July last year, for reasons that weren’t entirely our fault, but we’re finally starting to get it back (Robert having weekends off has helped). Also, I am glad to see that...
Dirt Pit to Patio in One Day
- Published on Monday, 21 May 2012
This post brought to you by the screaming pain in my thighs. And my entire body.
The area in our backyard right outside the porch came with some weird, wavy tile, and an L-shaped piece of concrete (old foundation maybe?). Last summer Robert broke up the L-shape of concrete with a sledgehammer and brute strength. Looking back...
- Published on Thursday, 17 May 2012
I know, I’ve been a terrible blogger. Again. Please don’t hate me. Or forget about me.
After Robert’s first week as a store manager, we had our first days off together in a month. We spent most of Saturday like this:
We are fortunate to live within driving distance of this amazing beach (there is actually another...
Guest Posting at Kara Paslay Designs
- Published on Monday, 23 April 2012
Those of you who have been reading for a while know that I’m a big fan of Kara’s blog, and I am so happy to be guest posting for her today. I’d love it if you take a moment to hop over to her blog and read a bit about how Robert & I have made our house fit our personalities.
A big welcome to anyone who is here...
Guest Bath Redux: Photo Dump
- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Popping in from The World’s Longest Bath Reno with an iPhone photo-dump of updates. (Some of these I posted on The Twitter along the way.)
dry fitting the tub & drain pipe
half the subfloor is in
very blurry/blown out toilet drain & bracing rough in
Robert claims this wasn’t posed
the top of the pedestal is a tad...
Guest Bath Redux: Sinking Suspicion
- Published on Thursday, 05 April 2012
Alternatively, how my $20 sink almost cost us $300.
For the record, I’m kind of wishing I had trusted my gut on this one way back in May of last year. (Yes, we are officially nearing the one year mark of this reno. But we are doing a lot of work, and we’re doing it all ourselves. Read as: Don’t start with me, I will...
- Published on Wednesday, 04 April 2012
Did you see what I did there with the super lame pun in the title? You know you liked that.
As promised, I’m back with some details about our fridge purchase. And a long back story about how we picked our other appliances. Cue what is probably my longest post to date.
I know that people have their own opinions and convictions...
Just popping in…
- Published on Tuesday, 03 April 2012
Just a quick note to say, this beauty is making an appearance in a kitchen near
you me soon!
I’m going to be in cooking heaven with matching appliances (we picked up a stove and dishwasher from the Sears Outlet shortly after we bought our house) and more room to store ingredients & leftovers!! And one day we may even get...