Author Archives: Undercoverdiyer

From Chaos, Order

My hall closet was constantly a disaster.  It is a decent size, a shelf on top and a rod across for hanging coats.  But, somehow, nothing ever ended up hanging on the rod.  It just ended up piling up at the bottom of the closet. The only thing that seemed to Read more →

What I Made This Weekend

People, it was a good food weekend.  And by good, I mean not good for you.  But delicious.  It was the Super Bowl and I had found a couple of picky/appetizer type recipes that I’ve been dying to try. Hawaiian Sandwiches 1/2 lb. swiss cheese slices 1/2 lb. ham slices 1/2 Read more →

My Favorites this Week

I discovered the “Art” category on Pinterest this week. I don’t know why I never really clicked it before, but it’s like browsing through an online gallery.  I love this piece by Annie Flynn.  The picture links to a profile of her on Saatchi. This is happening in my hall/entry Read more →

My Funny Valentine Monster

I am a Girl Scout Troop Leader. It’s so against my character. I’m introverted and it’s a challenge for me to engage a dozen nine year olds. I’m not organized, at all, so it’s a challenge to keep track of when meetings are, what activities should be done and who Read more →


I started a blog a few months ago.  And then I stopped.  I had many reasons why I stopped.  I needed a new camera because my pictures weren’t very good.  I didn’t have time for projects.  I kept starting things and never finishing them.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted Read more →

My Faves This Week

Lots of lovely items out there this week.  For the home, I love this painted occasional table: There must be a DIY way to pull that off.  Maybe decoupaged paper?  This is from a Joss & Main sale, but a thrifted bedside table with this treatment seems very doable! I Read more →

Getting Ready for Spring

In addition to the  extra lbs. I carry around as documented in this post, I have another issue that hinders me from wearing cute shorts and skirts and dresses throughout the spring and summer.  My skin is pale. The color of skim milk is the best way to describe it. Not Read more →

Up to Speed

We had a lull in the kitchen action, but there’s some progress to report.  The backsplash is tiled and the crown molding over the cabinets is nearly finished.  Here’s a peek: Not a great view of the backsplash, but it’s a simple white subway tile.  It let’s the granite take center stage.  Read more →

What I’ll make when my kitchen is done

Everyone in my house loves chicken parm, so when the kitchen is done, it will be the first meal I make. I’ve found a yummy-licious recipe that even includes a recipe for the sauce. It will be fun to tackle a from scratch recipe in my brand spanking new kitchen Read more →


The granite is HERE! (Read in your best Pauly D voice).   I admit, it wasn’t my first choice, but it’s almost as if the granite knows that and is trying harder to win my affection.  It is so pretty and shiny and smooth and delicious (kids don’t starting licking your kitchen granite, Read more →