Fixing

Like a girl

Like a girl

If you haven’t yet seen the “Like a Girl” video that’s gone viral in the past few days, it’s worth a watch: I’m posting it here because yesterday this project was all about girl power–claiming and reclaiming it. Before Cane and I moved into this house together, I owned and lived in the house I(…)

What have I gotten myself into?

What have I gotten myself into?

Sunday night, I was all full of fun, Pinteresty visions in this teen-room clean-up project: Monday morning, I told myself I had to first get the room clean before I could dive into the fun of figuring out how to help my daughter organize all of her stuff in a small space that lacks storage(…)

4-day teen bedroom challenge!

4-day teen bedroom challenge!

My daughter is amazing. Truly, she is. She’s at the top of her class (in spite of a killer course load), she volunteers, she’s a leader in her school activities, and the only worry she ever gives me is that she might be pushing herself too hard. Her biggest indulgence? Binge-reading YA novels and binge-watching(…)

A DIY Sofa Makeover

A DIY Sofa Makeover

  Can This Sofa Be Saved? Rita’s Turn: From the beginning this was really a marriage of convenience. I mean, it wasn’t exactly true love. Before I had this sofa, I had a camel-back sleeper-sofa that I found on craigslist when I was setting up a new household for my kids and me. I was(…)

Salvaged closet doors: An easy win

Salvaged closet doors: An easy win

Well, we finally did it. We actually put up closet doors. When we first moved in our closet had those mirror doors on it. We are just not fans of the mirror doors. I don’t mind mirrors and I don’t mind doors but mirror doors? What’s the deal with those? It’s just really too damn(…)

To DIY  or not to DIY…

To DIY or not to DIY…

…that is the question. Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous DIY misfortunes, Or to take Charge (or cash) against a Sea of handmade troubles, And by buying something ready-made, end them? OK, that’s as far as I can go with that. Here’s the point: Much as we(…)