Thrifting

Arrows

Valentine’s Day seems like a great time for a post about arrows. What’s the deal with Cupid, anyway? Weird! I hope you’re all feeling loved on this, AND EVERY, day! But anyway… Arrows are having a moment. I don’t know why. Does anyone ever know why these things cycle through? No. They...Read on »

Checking Off Lighting

Last time we looked at my spring checklist, it looked like this: something over the master bed (done for now) a side table for the rocking chair in the master bedroom artwork or photos over the side table beside the rocking chair in the master bedroom switch lamps/lamp shade near chair and side table...Read on »

I bought a dresser...

…for the boys’ room…but I’m not going to use it in there. The search continues… I recall briefly mentioning that I was watching an auction. Remember? Well anyway, I was the highest bidder. Woohoo! Hooray! Yippee! It’s mid-century, which is my all-time favorite style. If I had to choose one style of...Read on »

The Start of It All (part two)

Last week I told you about my husband encouraging me to start this little blog, and about purchasing this table that would be my first “trial run,” meaning I took photos of the refinishing process, but then life got in the way and I never actually blogged about the table. So...Read on »

The Start of It All (part one)

Well, not really IT all. Not like, “In the beginning…” I casually mentioned something about blogging last summer. It was definitely more like, “I wish we had a blog so I could go back and see how we did blank,” than it was, “Oh! I would love to blog!” But my ever-encouraging...Read on »

blackout drapes, bolster pillows, brother signs, and bowling pins

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter B. It is quite a miscellany of things happening in the boys’ room. A brain dump of sorts…so hold on to your cohesive writing skills, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. The first thing we ever do when we move in...Read on »

Written On My Heart

Okay, okay, one last Valentine’s craft for you and then I promise to move on to bigger and better things. I just love these little seasonal/holiday updates. They’re fun to do, plus they keep me from having to tackle the hard work that needs to be done. And there’s lots...Read on »

Happy February

Update: After much deliberation, waking and warmly dressing the kids, packing snacks, and losing sleep, we’re not going today after all. I would be over-the-top annoyed if they told me they wouldn’t let me return the rug, especially if I had to face bad road conditions to get there. We’re...Read on »

A Tale of Two Tables

You guys know how cheap I am, right? I had this plan for a new coffee table that would be large enough to serve both sofas (while still having room for pretty stuff), and I wanted to use very large casters. I just knew this idea would be out of...Read on »

The City That Never Sleeps

I wanted to title this post, “The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the h*ll they’re...Read on »

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