green living

Not just another sweater stocking Repurposing a treasured heirloom

I am a staunch believer in No Christmas Before Thanksgiving. In fact, I’m a bit of a crankypants on the subject. (Just ask our kids.) I believe in giving all of Thanksgiving weekend to Thanksgiving–no Black Friday shopping, no wreath hanging, no Christmas nothing around here until the last piece of pumpkin pie is gone. I(…)

The nitty-gritty on installing a tile wall

The nitty-gritty on installing a tile wall

Maybe you saw our post from a few weeks ago about our new tile bathtub surround? When I wrote it, I was so wiped out from doing the project that I couldn’t do much more but marvel at the finished product. Which was fun for me, but not so helpful for any of you who(…)

Thrifty deck spruce-up

Thrifty deck spruce-up

If you know anything about Cane and me, you probably know that we are not great finishers. We are great dreamers and planners and starters, but finishers? Not so much. Most of the time, we’re just fine with that. We usually finish eventually, and our long, meandering process allows us time to make great discoveries(…)

Spring cleaning our craft supply area

Is your garage a place to park your cars? Or, is it a place to park your junk? We are park-your-car-in-the-garage people (not because we’re careful stewards of our vehicles, but because we hate scraping ice off our cars on cold mornings). We had enough space cleared by fall to park our cars in the(…)

Spring Cleaning!

Is it spring where you live? Spring here means snow and sunshine  and thunder and sleet all on the same day. (Well, at least it did this weekend.) The temps were in the 30′s, but everything is bustin’ out in blooms. Which is enough to put us in a spring cleaning frame of mind. And(…)

Our greenest project yet

Our greenest project yet

Rita and I have sort of been on the lookout for a coffee table for the upstairs living room. I say “sort of” because she really wanted one and I didn’t so much. I like the open space. She wants a spot to put her tea. I often see a coffee table as a place(…)