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Our weekend kitchen make-over

Our weekend kitchen make-over

Erin (at the nifty travel blog A Week or a Weekend) thought it was mean to leave all of you hanging on Friday, wondering if we did or didn’t get the kitchen painted. So I’ll cut to the chase: We did!–despite the potential game-enders of a really nasty cold and gorgeous fall weather. Here’s a(…)

Warming up a cold exterior

Warming up a cold exterior

It’s not spring quite yet, but in the last week or so we’ve been seeing signs of it everywhere. That’s gotten Rita and me to begin talking about things we want to do in our outside spaces this year, and we figure you might be having those kind of thoughts/conversations, too.┬áSo, we decided this would(…)

Getting our groove back Stepping out on the DIY dance floor to fix our entry stairs

Back in September, I was DIY Done. Even small projects–such as spray-painting some thrift store candle holders–made me positively cranky. After painting the exterior of the house… …and finishing all the small details of our bathroom renovation… …I had no love for DIY left in me. At all. This might not seem like a big(…)

Our long-in-the-making master bathroom reveal

Our long-in-the-making master bathroom reveal

This post has been a long time coming. Since January 2, to be precise. That’s the day we posted our first bathroom renovation project post–which all started with a few leaky tiles. We knew it would be a while before this day would come, but we never thought it would more than 10 months later–more(…)