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(…)

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes…

When we began this blog, we were embarking on a huge adventure and challenge: ¬†Creating a new home for ourselves and our children. It was for both of us a second chance to do home well, and we set out to create a the kind of blog we wanted to read–one that would help us(…)

Split-entry gallery walls: Round 2

So, when we left off our last post, we were looking at a bit of a fuster-cluck with our entryway gallery wall project: We had lots (and lots and lots) of art to work with, but none of it was really working right. Then we found a great new piece of art that had us(…)

A split-entry gallery wall. Or not…

When I woke up on Saturday morning, this post was almost in the can. It went like this: We knew right after moving into our split-entry house that we weren’t going to want any tables or coat racks or storage hooks in the entry. The space is just too small. We did know, though, that(…)

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(…)

Say you want a revolution…

We are ready to move forward into the new year, but we need to start by first looking back at the past month. This post is a little long, and I’m not entirely sure that I’ve clearly connected all the dots, but I hope you’ll read through. And then let us know what you think.(…)