Progress in the Master
- Published on Friday, 15 June 2012
A couple months back, before we moved into the house, my diminutive grandma
and I were strolling through Sears and happened to stumble upon a sale in the bedding section. A comforter caught my eye, and I took it home.
When we finally got moved in I was able to unwrap the comforter and put it on the bed for my first view of it in all...
What I Got
- Published on Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Any other Sublime fans out there? No?
Well then, moving on to the point of the post! What I got! (looooving you, is what I got… la la la)
In my last post I mentioned that Erin had brought me a boat load of goodies. And while you all were excited and encouraging about Vintage KC Magazine, you were also curious about my loot. ...
Vintage KC Magazine
- Published on Monday, 11 June 2012
I have this friend.
You might remember her from a guest post she wrote here a few months back. You know the one with the hair pin leg coffee table?
She and her sweet family came to visit us this weekend, and she didn’t come empty handed.
Oh no, she didn’t.
In one arm she carried a cooler full of ingredients to make us the most...
- Published on Friday, 08 June 2012
We hired out all the exterior mason work, but to save a
little lot of dough, D decided to do the fireplace himself.
Even though he’d never done it before!
He started late on Saturday night with some pals for support.
(Gratuitous shot of D’s bum)
The hearth stone alone weighed 300 pounds. Took three fellas to haul it in and...
- Published on Wednesday, 06 June 2012
The appraiser came yesterday.
And while we won’t know the actual number for a while, he told us ”It’s done enough for me” and will send the information to the bank.
We feel like we can breathe again!
We’ve still got some details to finish up, and I feel like I’ll be cleaning up construction dust the...
- Published on Monday, 04 June 2012
I told D that I have a new theory:
I’m worried that in a past life we were mass murders, or pedophiles, or really awful people that skinned puppies to make fur coats.. and that karma hadn’t gotten around to us until now.
I don’t know how else to explain this string of horrid luck.
On Friday, after a rash of bad news, I u...
- Published on Friday, 01 June 2012
D: Hey Barb – Want to come make sure I don’t fall off this ladder?
Mom: Um, sure! ~scared face~
Thanks to Mom for making sure D stayed alive,
And thanks to D staying alive long enough to finish staining the barn door, we finally got to see the front of our house without any scaffolding.
OK, there is a wee bit of baby...
- Published on Thursday, 31 May 2012
I kind of hate that saying… “girl power”. It simultaneously brings to mind the Spice Girls and “turtles in a half shell – TURTLE POWER!”
Wait. Wouldn’t it be fun if the Spice Girls and the Ninja Turtles had a throw down? It’s true that the Ninja Turtles have some wicked MMA skills, but t...
Decks And Goats And Stuff
- Published on Wednesday, 30 May 2012
D: Hey Nate. I know we were going to pour a concrete patio off this here bedroom, but lookie what I found – more deck building material! Whatcha say we build us another deck instead?
Nate: It’s 10:00 pm.. But that sounds like an awesome plan!
Me: Sweeeet! If we have an elevated deck instead of just a patio, it’ll be...
- Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2012
To the love of my life.
It was two years ago today that we were waiting in a line at a courthouse in Eureka Springs, Arkansas to apply for a marriage license. We were in flip flops because we had plans to kayak later.
After we’d gotten the license, we went back to the B&B where we were staying, and would also be the site of...