Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hoo Who?

We are slowly but surely adding decorations to our home. And by slowly, I mean we’ve added exactly one thing. I, personally, have a hard time stepping outside the box. I can do pictures in matching frames, and I can…yeah. I’m out. So my goal now is to mix it up. We don’t need anything too loud or insane. But I want more interesting pieces around the house. Things that have no purpose, but make us smile and start conversations without clashing or looking disturbing.

No problem, right? Ha! Continue reading


A chair by any other color

is a chair. Duh. I picked up this baby at the Goodwill for $8.

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Swizzle That Stick

We sold our old bedroom set before we moved from Roanoke. Sam bought them before we were married, and while they were a solid set, they weren’t really our taste together. They were serviceable. But we knew we wanted to start fresh with the move, so off they went thanks to the power of Craigslist.

So when we moved into this house, all we had with us was our box spring, mattress, and a bunch of plastic containers of clothes. Insert sad face here. But we did know we were going to look for more furniture. We also knew that furniture was low on the list of Things To Do. Why? Because we would rather spend our money on new appliances that magically appear on deep discount or on paint or new flooring for the bathroom or…a lot of things. Continue reading

A Wrench By Any Other Name…

As Sam was replacing a hanging light fixture, he needed my help as a gopher. I’ll admit, I think gophers are disgusting creatures that ruin gardens and get hit by cars like the worthless animals they are (I mean, just watch where you’re going when you cross the road, dude) so I wasn’t keen to play the role. But as he was up on the ladder doing The Important Junk (which included dealing with electrical wires, which freaks me out) I consented to the lesser role of “gopher.” Continue reading

Preschool Picasso

Artwork…we haz it. Everywhere. Now that Ruth is in preschool (the real deal, not “pre-preschool”) she comes home with a masterpiece almost every time. And boy is she proud to show it off. And who could blame her? What child wouldn’t be proud to show off a pumpkin such as this? Continue reading

Project Who Needs A Hero: Day 3

The meat and potatoes of the project! Two days ago, I showed you how I purchased my supplies, which was an adventure in and of itself. On Day 1, I gathered my supplies. On Day 2, I did a lot of the dirty work…or so I thought. That day was a BREEZE compared to this one. But that’s okay. Today I painted the area. That’s pretty obvious, so I won’t bother you with the details there. Continue reading

Project Who Needs A Hero: Day 2

So it was day 2 of my “Anything you can do I can do … at least competently” crusade. On Day 1, I actually went out and bought the junk I needed. Twice. Because I screwed up the first time I’m double cool. Now I actually had to DO the darn thing. Continue reading