When it comes to gardening, we sure are glad that we’ve decided we’re UnDesigners. Because we don’t know the first thing about designing a garden. Nonetheless, we’re pretty happy with what we’ve done so far, and we thought our methods might be helpful for some of you–especially if, like us, you consider yourself a gardening(…)
Cane and I have long been proponents of productive procrastination. For whatever reason, we seem to be wired to procrastinate. While we work hard to get on things that need to be done, we also accept the reality of who we are. This means not necessarily fighting procrastination, but accepting it and using it for(…)
If you’ve been following along in episode 1 or episode 2 of As the Paint Roller Turns, you know that Cane and I caused Grace some moments of anxious worry by beginning two big projects days before a party she was throwing. And you know that it all turned out well in the end, even(…)
At the end of episode 1, our heroine (me) had painted herself into a corner: In less than 32 hours, I had to get those stairs and that family room into party-ready shape for that girl’s 8th grade promotion party. Otherwise, it was gonna get ugly: How did I get myself into this mess?
As someone who eschews “things,” I often find myself in a bit of an uncomfortable place on this blog. So much of it is about the things of our house. I want to be a minimalist. (I’ve even participated in a big experiment with a minimalist wardrobe.) I want fewer things so I have more time(…)
Seems like I saw all kinds of posts last week from bloggers being kind of hang dog about lack of progress on various projects. Saw a lot of “meant to do this” and “didn’t get to that” and “wish I could have” and “decided not to,” with intimations of sloth and distraction and various other(…)
Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge, Final Progress Report The “Imagine the Impossibilities” Challenge is wrapping up this week, but our bathroom renovation is moving along slowly. We won’t be finished with our challenge when the challenge officially ends. Luckily, we have a second bathroom on the main floor, so we aren’t in a huge rush to get(…)