Or in our case, on the mantle. It started with a (very late) Christmas clean up last week. Gone were the Christmasy items to be packed away for another year, although I’m fearful to think how quickly that time will come…again. Can we just slow down this ride we call “Life”? Just a little, please?… Continue reading Love is in the air…
While emptying out my classroom in our old school building a few years ago, prior to its being leveled, I came across many interesting discoveries. There were the expected pots, pans, decorating tips, utensils, etc. that one would find in a Home Economics class. Some things made the cut and so were packed away safely… Continue reading Mirror, Mirror
Once upon a time, there was an old house who needed a second bathroom. With two parents and two little girls, the one upstairs toilet was not nearly enough. And so, the mom and dad set to work creating a bath-in-a-box. The previous owners had sectioned off a part of the original dining room and… Continue reading Bath-in-a-Box
There’s nothing like being welcomed into a home with a neat and organized entryway. It’s the stuff that makes me heave a sigh of contentment. But this old house did not a welcome entry have. What it did have was… potential. Upon first viewing, the partially wallpapered, partially stucco walls were covered in an area… Continue reading Come on in!
I’m a creature of habit, and unfortunately, that habit is called procrastination. But in this particular case, my procrastination finally paid off, in that I didn’t have to pay more than a few dollars and spent only 15 minutes. I’ve had a hand-me-down skirt from my sister-in-law since the late 1990s (I know…I’ve waited a… Continue reading Pinspiration – No Sew, No Problem!
My hubby and I are well into our third home renovation in the last fifteen years of marriage. We started off small in our first house, relying on family and friends who knew more than we did then, installing a doorway here, repatching plaster there, redoing floors everywhere. I stuck to what I knew best:… Continue reading This Old House