Fifteen Minute Shelf

Psst: Sometimes I totally forget that I blog. This week was one of those times. Someone will ask about something and then I’m all, “Oh. Right. The blog.” I made a shelf. In fifteen minutes! And it was free! Remember this mirror in my entryway? I wanted to put a little ledge underneath it…just a …

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Guess Who’s 5?!

My baby. My baby is five today. FIVE YEARS OLD. I don’t really want to talk about it. :'( This five has nothing in the world to do with his age. I just liked it because we have five awesome people living in our house. Or four awesome people plus me. Whatevs. I found it …

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Board and Batten

If you looked closely at this picture from this post, you may have seen a sneak peak of today’s project. I actually measured for this right before Christmas, but knew I wouldn’t get started on it for a while. In order to avoid having to remeasure later, I marked my spots with masking tape. It …

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Let them be helpful!

“Let them be little.” Isn’t that the most wonderful saying? I was born 30. I swear it. Long, too-personal story, but in a nutshell: I didn’t have much of a childhood. Because of that, I’m constantly trying to let my kids be little. Oh what a delicate line that is. I don’t want them to …

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Another Bathroom

Warning: Horrible pictures ahead. Like, even worse than usual. I don’t know what the heck happened. Progress continues in the master bathroom, but I’ve moved on to the guest bath. Miss Jackson if you’re nasty. Powder room if you’re fancy. (Sometimes I type to the tune of songs. It’s fun. Try it.) There’s so much …

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Mr. Kallax Right Now

Pssst…we made a teensy weensy bit of progress on the master bathroom over the Christmas break, but not a lot because we forced ourselves to chill. It was difficult, y’all.  I’ll be back in the coming days/weeks to show you that, but today I’m talking more about the classroom and GG room. Nothing major was …

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Oh yeah, I blog.

I nearly forgot that I blog. Did you? It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and of course the next few will only be crazier. We’re finishing the semester strong, celebrating the child who made me a mother (He’ll be TWELVE right before Christmas! How did this happen?!), the hubs’ youngest brother is graduating from …

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Hi, Y’all

I’ve been playing around with my greeting wall. Not that it has a name; it’s just a wall. But if it did, it’d be called “Welcome Wall” because alliteration’s awesome. The entry used to look like this. Then I picked up a new sign and covered a lamp shade, and then it looked like this. …

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Skylight Complete

Remember one of our original problems with the master bathroom was the water-damaged ceiling near the skylight? And mold in the skylight? We originally thought the skylight wasn’t installed well, but after tearing out all of the drywall and getting up on the roof to test for the leak, we discovered that it was actually …

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Faux Wood. Meh.

Last weekend we were out of town and this weekend was Halloween, in case you somehow missed that. (As well as the end of my beloved Day Light Savings. Boohoo.) We’ve been really busy/lazy/preoccupied around here. And visiting open houses. ‘Cause we’re ridiculous and antsy like that. But, the hubs did drywall the area around …

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