I Can See Clearly Now

We had some exciting progress in the kitchen this weekend.  A beautiful new window was installed: This made a tremendous difference in the kitchen.  The window looks so much bigger compared to the one that was there before.  We also grouted the almost finished floors and set the island in place. It’s weird, but the …

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A DIY Definition and My Faves this Week

When I think of DIY, I don’t think of pulling out drills and table saws.  For me, DIY is a declarative, not an adjective.  As in, Do it your own self!  You’re not happy with your kitchen, well, make a plan, save some money.  Do it.  Yourself.  You’re feeling sorry for yourself because you’ve gained a …

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Barefoot in the Kitchen

The plan was to have the fourth post be about a delicious, healthy meal that I slaved over for my family to enjoy.  There would be accolades about my cooking prowess.  Children begging for seconds.  Swooning all around the table.  That’s not going to happen.  And not just because I am a less than mediocre …

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Redoing the Temple

Just kidding, it’s more like an abandoned warehouse.  But it was once temple-like.  It was strong and graceful and flexible.  What am I talking about? My body.  The temple metaphor is not working, but there was a time (20 years ago) when I had faith in my body.  I was a gymnast and I could …

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Bedroom Bones – The Befores

In my title for this blog, I proclaimed, “the real before pictures”.  Yesterday, I posted a picture of the inspiration for my master bedroom redo.  But I didn’t post any befores.  Truthfully, we had a stomach bug and a massive cold in the house and there was no way I would post that hot mess.  …

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Post 1 – The Kitchen

I’ve very recently discovered the world of the blog.  I’ve been delighted by lovely home improvement blogs like Young House Love and Smart Girl Style and Rambling Renovators.  But I noticed something about these blogs.  The before pictures.  The before pictures were delightful and lovely.  These people were of another breed.  The organized and motivated breed.  I decided I …

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