Archive - March 2011

Done and Done

After my last post, cleaning up the Christmas Tree, I was inspired to keep working on the porch and get rid of the rest of the junk that’s been chilling there all winter.  We went from this: To this: It looks so much better! I...

March’s Christmas Tree

I know it’s ghetto to keep a Christmas tree on the front porch until the end of March, but I guess that’s why I love living in the ghetto.  The tree looks klassy compared to the couches on the neighbor’s porches.  (At...

The Renovation Whisperer

He has seven children and they all have projects, so he spreads his time among them the best he can. Thanks Dad! We appreciate your time, talents, and tools. –Catherine

This little elf…

This little elf is growing so fast.  She now talks non-stop and doesn’t say anything I can understand, but there sure is a lot of intonation. And her eyes are emphatic with every “phrase” that she is...

Santa Cecilia and the Dream Kitchen

First of all, this is not my kitchen. My kitchen currently looks like WW3. But I’m trying to get it to look something like this. So pretty! The counter tops are Santa Cecilia granite. I’m in the process of tiling my counters...

March, March, Marching along

All winter the field mice scurry under the snow in their tunnels.  They are safe and accessible allowing the mice to roam free despite weather or predators.  And then the snow melts and there are these tunnels, exposed veins. The snow is...

Good things

Random joys of being a dog: eating a bone the size of your body. (Please note that this is a disgusting and slow process to the benefit of the dog’s health.  No dogs were harmed in the making of this picture.) Happy Tuesday, Cath

Kitchen Remodel: Demolition Phase

This is a quick post showing the progress we’re making on my kitchen remodel.  I’m doing this on as tight a budget as possible.  It’s more of a kitchen rearrangement than a total makeover because I intend to keep the...

Pine Plank Flooring vs. Carbonized Bamboo

I realize I’ve been a little AWOL in the blog-o-sphere of late.  You see I’ve been obsessing about renovating my kitchen/dining/family room area.  It all started with needing to replace the worn out and stained carpet in the...