Archive - September 2010

Great-Grandpa’s Warehouse Junk–Recycled

Several months ago Catherine and I went through some of the stuff Dad, the Renovation Whisperer, has had stashed away in an old warehouse his grandfather built years ago for his construction company. So many odds and ends I remember seeing...

Gelato and the Art Show

April is our ambitious creative.  She explores new ideas and skills all the time.  If you say, “hey, I want to learn to weld,” then she’ll be the first in line to learn with you.  Or say she just gets some wild bug to...

Simple, Inexpensive Front Porch Ideas

I love beautifully decorated porches.  The porch of my last home was so small you couldn’t put anything on it without having to trip over it later.  So I’m just starting to learn to decorate one.  My problem now is that my...

Make Your Own Nursery Baby Mobile

I have a problem with finishing projects but today marks a great day. I have finally finished my baby’s mobile to go in her nursery…I’m just about six months too late, she’s grown out of those simple pleasures. Oh...

Rock ‘n Roll Yard

The Red House was built close to a creek. The creek must have meandered all over where the red house is located. I know this because of this…    This is not a potato…this is an honest for goodness river rock. For any of you who...

The Tale of the Apple Tree

This is the tale of our apple tree, and this is a picture of said tree.  (Ignore Miss Dog in the foreground, she has a way of popping up in pictures.) When we first bought the Bungalow the property had two mature trees: a bug infested...

Best Stairs Ever

Congratulations to Donna at Funky Junk Interiors, one of my favorite, inspiration blogs.  She just won the weekly winner contest at One Project Closer.  It’s a contest where people can submit their home renovation stories and...

Much Ado About A Chicken

Saturday I was mesmerized by a chicken; really I blame the chicken and the amazing Real Deals on Home Decor. I saw the chicken while April and I were browsing at the Real Deals on Home Decor store in Lehi, Utah. I told myself that a...

Wood Table Refinishing for Front Porch Makeover

On a recent trip with Brooke to Deseret Industries (DI), the local thrift for goodwill store, I came across this little beauty. Brooke and I have caught the bug to decorate our front porches, but we’ll tell you about that...