Archive - December 2010

Christmas Card Art

I have a few Christmas cards I absolutely love.  Some are funny and charming, others are more serious and beautiful.  This year, rather than just sticking them all on the fridge and watching them fall off and get crumpled and worn, I...

Butcher Block Countertops

Lately I have been thinking about the far off, but much anticipated kitchen redo for my little starter home. I actually love my kitchen, but there are a few things I would change or add to it. Besides taking down the TWO layers of...

The New Office or Metal Desk Makeover (part 2)

Just to prepare everyone, this is a before and after type post.  And as with all the best such posts, the before is none to pretty.  If is was pretty, why would I change it.  But I can’t start with the before.  It’s just...

Bathroom Makeover Featured on Remodelaholic

Yesterday we suddenly saw a spike in people visiting April’s master bathroom remodel posts from months ago. Surprised by the sudden draw of attention to this long forgotten project we had to investigate.  To our great surprise and...

Nathan Pinnock Santa Winner!

Um, when did December slip away?  What do you mean it is already the 16th?  What do you mean there are only 9, yes, NINE days until Christmas?  Yikes! Sure there is shopping, baking, planning, partying, and still some decorating to do...

The Family Christmas Party: Pairs

Every year or so we have a big family Gingerbread/Cookie decorating Christmas Party at our uncle’s house.  He likes a good crowd and a large party, which is good because there are a LOT of us. Some of the things that I love best...

2 Minute Winter Project: Door Draft Guard

This is a 2 minute project for people like April who can sew together whole Halloween costumes in one night. For the rest of us mere mortals it might take a few extra minutes, but not by much. Note: The Dog is not the guard. The Bungalow...

2 Minute Christmas Project: Leftover Limbs

I recently wrote about ornaments leftover from my past trees, but I realized that I have another type of leftover from my tree: left over branches. Inevitably when you purchase a live Christmas tree, you are going to have to cut off a...

Reupholstered Chair Featured on Tidy Mom

Yesterday April’s reupholstered chair was featured on Tidy Mom’s weekend wrap-up.  Cheryl is the “tidy mom” behind TidyMom.net and she shares all kinds of great ideas from cooking to decorating to tips on keeping...