Archive - August 2011

Bungalow Kitchen: A Slate Floor

This past week and weekend I’ve been busy cracking the whip over April, our slate slave. Mwahahahahahaha! Okay, only kind of. I helped. Preparing and laying the slate has been a long process. Not because it’s been terribly...

Good bye Scooty

Yesterday I sold my 2004 Honda Metropolitan scooter.  It was a great scooter and managed to get me up to the U for many miles.  I was a little sad when I finally said “Yes” to a buyer, but then he showed up.  A young 17 year...

Walks in the Canyon

Sometimes it gets too hot in the Salt Lake Valley and so Xyla and I retreat to the canyons. Up another thousand feet, or so,  it’s much cooler and the trees provide great shade and oxygen. Up Millcreek Canyon, just a few minutes...

Bungalow Kitchen: Cabinets

Thursday the cabinets arrived. Friday the installer came and began to work. Miss Baby stopped by to oversee the project. Saturday the installer returned to “finish.” Except one of the cabinets was misconfigured for the...

Painting: Cutting-in

I’ve found two good options for cutting-in when it comes to painting. Option 1: The classic angled brush. Load the brush with paint by tapping it into a shallow spot in your paint pan. Next you want to run the brush near the edge...

Family Parties and Pictures

Ever since we were kids pictures have been a huge part of all family functions. It’s great to get together at family events and snap a few shots of the various generations as they grow and change. I love seeing the various...

Random Family Wedding post

Yesterday we got to celebrate the wedding of one of our dear cousins, Wendy, to her new husband, Ben. Instead of a formal reception they decided to throw a carnival complete with games, prizes, and cotton candy. And balloon creations. ...

Bungalow Kitchen: Ceiling Texture

This weekend I was hard at work to get the kitchen ready for it’s date with cabinet installation. Let me pause right here and tell you how glad I am to NOT be putting together Ikea cabinets right now.  I’m SO GLAD!!!! I mean...