In true New England fashion, we got hit with a whopper of a snow storm today. At first glance this morning, it didn’t seem like it’d be much. But within an hour, it was already an inch. Looking through the fridge, I realized that I had to join the masses at the grocery store for… Continue reading Chilly Chili Day
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!
My dad mentioned at dinner recently a quote my grandfather (my mother’s dad) had been known to say: “Put a smile on your face. It’ll cost you nothing and you’re likely to get one in return”. I scrambled for a scrap of paper to jot this down, not because it was so earth shattering in… Continue reading Grandpa’s Words of Wisdom
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!
…and a tub. I’ve always wanted a house with a claw foot tub. A deep, soaking, up-to-your-neck-in-bubbles kind of tub. A tub where I would spend my evenings, allowing the stress of the day to melt away into the scented bubbles, flickering candles and the story of a good book. So, although I had wanted… Continue reading It started with a dream…
In every home renovation, there is most certainly a “before”: a reason to redo, repaint, remove, remake, rebuild and in some cases, to be able to resell. The same is very true for our humble abode. As mentioned in a previous post, Mr. G and I purchased this HUD home after winning the online bid. … Continue reading The befores…
I found it very apropos that this sign showed up in my Facebook feed about a day after I finally decided to start this long overdue blog. It was on SALE so that made it even more fitting 🙂 Being made by a small business, even if not locally, made me even happier to purchase… Continue reading Serendipity