Monthly Archives: January 2013

A simple, low-tech solution for hanging art

A simple, low-tech solution for hanging art

Remember all that art we were hanging last week? The only thing that didn’t make us absolutely bat-caca crazy while we were trying every layout variation we could think of was this: This might look like nothing–and maybe everyone already knows about this–but it was new to me. As my picture-hanging expertise means we have(…)

What we did on our winter vacation

We did a lot of things, actually. We played games, and cut snowflakes, and read books, and snuggled up, and visited family, and went skating, and slept in, and window-shopped, and took long walks in beautiful places, and sipped so many pretty coffees and hot chocolates that we lost count of them. And we also(…)

How to give your stairs a frugal, green make-over

How to give your stairs a frugal, green make-over

Rita and I have managed to get half of our entryway staircase close to done. We wrote a post earlier about installing the treads, but we thought we’d put together a new one that shows the whole process, including treads, risers, and trim (complete with nifty, Pinnable graphic). Before I get too deep into how(…)