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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(…)

Finally painting our bookcase

Finally painting our bookcase

Ever have a project that hangs out on your to-do list forever? This one was mine: I’d been meaning to paint it ever since we moved to this house (two years ago in August). That bright, orange-y red just never blended in with the other things in this room, especially when the walls were still(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Lessons learned in 2012

Right now, as we are beginning the draft of this post, we are looking at a living room that’s a little chaotic. Even when the Christmas stuff is packed away and the room is tidy, it will likely still look a little crazy. There might not be any painter’s tape up, but we know some(…)

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(…)