The Kelly House
See what happens when a woman with more imagination than knowledge falls in love with a Queen Anne Cottage.
Painted Vinyl Floor, Version 2.0
- Published on Monday, 18 March 2013
Authors: JayneYesterday I finished painting the laundry room floor. (The laundry room as a whole is still not done. But almost.) I learned some things between last time (when I painted the bathroom floor) and now. Also, a couple of people had questions about how I got the floor to look like that, and I realized that I never...
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
- Published on Sunday, 17 March 2013
My Crazy Confession
- Published on Thursday, 14 March 2013
Authors: JayneNice weather on my days off has me thinking about scraping some more paint off the house. My goal is to finish up the west wall and the back (north) wall before the end of the year. Let's take a look...
Here's the west wall:
At first glance, not too bad. That one section that's still yellow is the only part of the...
Signs of Spring
- Published on Monday, 11 March 2013
Authors: JayneI think Spring might finally be on her way to Missouri, although she's dragging her feet about it a little bit. (Or maybe I'm just extra-anxious for winter to be over.) In between the patches of snow still left in my back yard, I can see green here and there where Esther's daffodils and iris are starting to pop through....
A Very Rare Photo
- Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013
Authors: JayneY'all have heard about those scientists who bicker about whether or not a certain creature is real because they've seen it but they don't have a photo to prove it's real? Well, in my family that's kinda how my momma is. Those of us in the family know she exists but other people only hear about her. All my life my...
Happy Happy Happy
- Published on Thursday, 28 February 2013
Authors: JayneI made it home! I made it home!!
And it's all good news--the house didn't lose power, the roof didn't cave in, and the furbabies are all fine. That's the short version of the story. But y'all know me well enough to know that I can't just leave it at that, so here's the rest...
The Brave Little Toaster after
- Published on Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Authors: JayneSo, we had a big snowstorm here. I knew it was gonna happen because for days beforehand there were wild-eyed people on the news predicting some pretty dire stuff. However, I am a Missourian through and through and I tend not to believe things until I actually see them. Before I left for work Monday evening I threw a few...
WTB's Up For Sainthood
- Published on Sunday, 17 February 2013
Authors: JayneA while back, we unofficially formed the White Trash Bob Fan Club. There was even some talk of nominating him for sainthood. As I understand it, to be declared a saint a person has to be responsible for a certain number of miracles. So, I submit the following in support of WTB's being declared a saint:
I went and...
I Prefer To Laugh
- Published on Monday, 11 February 2013
What have I been doing nearly every waking moment for the past three weeks? (Note that by "nearly every waking moment" I mean those...
Still A Wreck
- Published on Saturday, 09 February 2013
Authors: JayneNote the miter box on the floor, the loose
piece of ceiling paper, and Gracie
about to leap.The laundry room is still a wreck, as you can see. At least now it's a newly-painted wreck with new window shades. The paint is Valspar's Sparkling Sage. (On the walls; it's Luna on the ceiling.) The shades are Emmie...