Category: DIY

  • A post.

    Oh, how I’ve pined to blog lately. I compose fragmented posts in my mind until I’m called away to more pressing matters. It’s already 10:00, and my head cold is urging me to bed, but I must write at least something. Clear my head a bit. Here’s what’s on my mind- in no order: Countertop […]

  • Open 'er up!

    Doing home renovation can be scary. We had a builder install a cantilevered beam to support our roof, so that we no longer needed the wall between our kitchen and living room… So after work today, I took our new sawzall and took out all the supports. We are so happy with the result!

  • Home Picts

    So a few weeks ago I asked for help on home decor issues. A few people requested pictures. So here they are: Wow this picture makes me think I should up cleaning this brick wall on the priority list. Eek! I’d like something above the fireplace. I can’t decide whether I should just hang frames, […]

  • Decorating doldrums

    Perhaps it’s the change of weather, the fact that it’s dark so much earlier, that my shades are drawn longer, or that we’re inside more, but I’ve felt an overwhelming desire to decorate my house. To make it cozy, inviting. To make it- me. I pulled out the frames, the nails, the hammer, determined to make […]

  • New Year's Resolve: Smile!

    With the prospect of a new baby looming over me, and an awareness of the wave of change that will follow, I’ve found myself uneasy about planning my life. I was so grateful that with Scotland I was able to put my life on hold for a few months, or rather focus my life on […]

  • Vision

    Tonight, I spent the evening putting up some Christmas decorations, and imagining the possibility for many more. For some reason Christmas is under my skin this year and I am SOOO excited. I want to make it a magical year. So with that sort of enthusiasm I energetically approached the decorating process- only to feel […]

  • Nursery updates

    I realized only after it got too late to take another shot that I had that wreath hanging in the window. Not intentional. How I wish it didn’t get dark at 4:00 here. I’ve been slowly working away at the nursery. I finished the quilt, made a crib sheet, and painted the little end table. […]

  • leaves, soccer, apples and costumes- it must be fall!

    Scotland’s hair has gotten what I like to call floppy and I just love it. It really needs a trim, but maybe I’ll just let it go for a few more weeks because I love this look on him. I’ve always thought Scotland was darling (That’s sort of my job!) But there have been several […]

  • Nesting

    There’s some major nesting going on around here. Within the last two weeks I’ve: -painted our master bathroom -purchased half the fabric for our new baby’s quilt -painted the nursery -painted an accent wall in Scotland’s room -rearranged, patched, and painted a closet -And made a HUGE bath of lentil soup- most of which I […]

  • Nursery Palette

    I’ve about decided this is going to be the nursery palette. What do you think? I may stick with faint gray and white striped walls. Maybe I should paint the crib yellow?! And go with navy and white bedding? Hmmm. Ideas?