Archive - June 2010

Adventures in Decluttering

I generally pride myself on trying to remain clutter-free (emphasis on the trying). I don’t hoard year old magazines or broken-down appliances but lately I have seen many areas in my house and shed that call for improvement. For...

Small Town Grocery

My town could possibly be considered a tween. Not in years (it’s been around since 1850), but in development. When we moved in about seven and a half years ago you could say our home was toward the outskirts of town. That’s not the...

Install a Drip System for a Hedge

Last Fall my wonderful Sports Addict and I moved into our new home and I immediately got the great idea that instead of putting in a privacy fence in the backyard, we could save money by creating a living hedge. The concept was pretty...

Water Damage

So as a new home owner I am realizing I am crossing uncharted territories in my life. One of those things is that when something happens to my home, I am the one who has to take care of it. Sunday I got a call from CC, my roommate...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

This last week Rachael was off work so we got around to some house projects.  We put up smoke detectors.  Planted some pots with annuals, and purchased and installed a carbon monoxide detector. The physical installation wasn’t hard...

Walmart Shower Curtain Confession

I admit my snobbery. It comes from having expensive taste and unfortunately it usually has to compete with my meager budget which means I’ve learned to shop around. If there’s something I really want, really really want, then I am...

Master Bathroom-No More Streaking (part 3 of 3)

My home has seen fifteen years, several families, but no master bathroom shower…until now. Granted, there has been a lovely jetted tub in the corner, which was fun the two times I used it since we moved in last August. But neither the...

Smoke Detectors

Because our bungalow is a bit older (it was built in 1926) it has lacked safety upgrades, upgrades like smoke detectors. And when we first moved into the house five years ago the safety inspector told us installing them should be a...

Master Bathroom-Reconstruction (part 2 of 3)

In my previous post on the master bathroom I left everyone (including my husband) hanging, with a dusty, dirty, demolished bathroom.  There are probably a few other “d” words my grandpa might have used, but lets keep it clean. After...