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I say in my mission statement that I don’t want anything in my life to be ordinary anymore. However, in my house, sometimes ordinary is a big step upwards.

When we were shopping for a house, the market was really tight. We kept offering the asking price on houses only to have them get into […]

Bubblegum Pink

The project in the previous post,btw, was replacing the blinds in our bedroom. I realize when I say that I don’t want anything in my life to be ordinary anymore, that sometimes ordinary is an improvement.

When we first bought our house, half of it was done in mildewed gold wallpaper and the other half […]

Happy Solstice

When I was little, we had an artificial Christmas tree. When we first got it, I thought it was the most beautiful thing ever. When we finally got rid of it, when I was a teenager, I thought it was embarrassingly hideous. It looked like the Charlie Brown christmas tree made out of tin foil. […]

some pix of the finished living room


Here is the (almost) finished dining room. Doesn’t look half bad, but whew, what a fuzzy picture.

Carpet WIP

About three months ago, my son spilled a jar of honey on the carpet. I hate that carpet anyway, and I figured I’d never get the honey out. So, I took a knife and ripped that section out and threw it away. I’ve been really curious ever since I moved in what kind of floor […]

Painting the dining room

On Memorial Day 2004, my mother-in-law took my little guy for an overnight. I had been thinking that I didn’t like the dingy gray-white walls throughout my house and so I wanted to paint something a little more colorful. This was going to be the base coat for some murals. The dining room was going […]

This is what I’m talking about…

Speaking of having nothing ordinary in my life any more… I really want one of these, but my husband says it is stupid.