Our Little Beehive
State of the Hive
- Published on Sunday, 03 November 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveI think that doing a major renovation/addition is like having the world's worst house guest for six months. One who comes and goes without telling you when they'll be around, but expects you to be home to greet them enthusiastically when they do arrive (and has a fit when you're not.) A guest who makes the biggest...
Halloween Boos - a Tutorial
- Published on Saturday, 19 October 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveDon't forget to share your kid's latest wisdom with Campbell's Wisest Kid. Little M and I saw some small, simple ghosts hanging from a tree the other day when we were out walking Feeney. He pointed and laughed. I told him they're called "ghosts" and asked if he'd like to make some. He laughed. He doesn't say "yes" yet,...
- Published on Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveOur master bathroom floor was tiled yesterday. I love it! It's a hexagon marble tile that we found at the Home Depot. I say "the Home Depot" but I really mean six Home Depots. S woke up early on Saturday morning, as he usually does, and went to Home Depot about 45 minutes away on the other side of DC. Their website said...
Fresh Garden Tomato Soup
- Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveI planted three tomato plants this year thinking we'd have just enough tomato for the one person in our house who actually likes fresh tomatoes (me.) One plant died for some unknown reason just as fruits were starting to ripen. The second, a cherry tomato plant, didn't start to give us ripe tomatoes until mid-August,...
Dreaming of the Hallway Bathroom
- Published on Thursday, 03 October 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveLiterally, I wake up at night in need of the hallway bathroom only to realize I've got to go all the way down to the basement to use the bathroom. Hiking back up two flights of stairs really wakes you up in the middle of the night. I'm tired. Thankfully things in the hallway bathroom remodel are coming along. We decided...
Soup is Good Food
- Published on Thursday, 26 September 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveMy little guy brought his first cold of the season home from daycare the other day (last month of daycare, so last daycare cold too??) and was a miserable mess over the weekend. I decided to give him what any good mom gives their sick kiddo – chicken noodle soup – the classic from Campbell’s, of course. Isn’t it scienti...
Bye, Bye Bathroom
- Published on Monday, 23 September 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveJust as soon as we finished fixing the basement, this happened upstairs: That's our one and only upstairs bathroom. Gone to the dumpster. We're remodeling the entire bathroom, obviously. In the interest of our very strict budget, we're keeping the vanity (it's not the best quality, but has a few years left in it,...
Progress, Albeit Slow
- Published on Saturday, 21 September 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveFirst the most important news from the past week: we decided on gray siding. We (I) went back and forth and agonized over the decision until the last possible minute. The turning point came when S pointed out that when I'm in the backyard, where I'll spend 99.9% of my time outside, I'll be looking at all siding and no...
Showing off my Mad Photoshop Skillz
- Published on Monday, 02 September 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveWe looked at the color samples in every light today and then drove around neighborhoods looking for similar colors on other houses. We liked gray on other houses. But those houses don't have existing brick. So basically we got nowhere today. Then tonight I brought out my mad Photoshop skillz. This is what not one, but...
Torn Over Siding Colors
- Published on Sunday, 01 September 2013
Authors: Our Little BeehiveWe have a box full of siding samples to choose from for our addition. The siding will go on the addition and on the sunroom/office. The brick will stay brick, we don't want to paint it like many of our neighbors have. All our samples are from Hardie and Certainteed. I don't generally like the Hardie colors, so we...