I'm a...measure twice, forget the number, measure again, lose the pencil, hold a tape measure with my finger in the right spot...then cut...kinda girl. This leads me to getting a new board, starting over with the measuring and forgetting and measuring and assuming I was only 1/8 of an inch off...then cut. Tonight I got … Continue reading The Bench, Part 3
Gettin' there! I had 'help' on this sunny outdoor work day. He tends to pose when treats are waved above my camera. His cuteness was the only service provided. I built my own miniature metro with wooden skyscrapers. Thinking I had everything square, straight, level, correct... Then once it was moved into the house he … Continue reading Chronicles of the Bench, Part Two
Avoiding working on the bench a little bit. See what I made in the meantime.
Listen up people. This is how DIY projects really go. I decided to try something new with this project and write about it as it's happening. Sort of like a play-by-play so you can suffer right beside me. Ready? The end goal is to build a bench for our entry. Simple little thing, it being … Continue reading Chronicles of The Bench, Part One
This bathroom project can easily be called the project that took forever and should not have. Our kids' bathroom once had robe hooks that took sheetrock with them when they decided to no longer be relevant. We tried to patch but it never took... and the other wall in that space had a circa 1980s … Continue reading Board & Batten Bathroom Beatdown
It's Friday evening after a hectic day at work. The whole week has been crazy. Hell, why stop at this week? This whole fall is nuts. But tonight in a brief instant of ass meets chair, I connect with twinkle lights and red ribbon and a tree in my living room. It was if those … Continue reading Quiet Chaos
Here's what I know about dance as I begin my fourth year of being on a mother-daughter dance team. Stretching is essential. Especially at your age. Jamming to "Look What you Made Me Do" prior to dance class is also essential. Boom! You walk in ready to go! You high-five Coach! You think you can … Continue reading Dance Year Four, Day One
I replaced my baseboards in the main floor bathroom when our new flooring went in and painted trim around the door. What I still needed to complete was cleanly sealing the space between wall and trim. You can see below what I mean. I'll admit I avoided this project knowing my own personal limitations and … Continue reading Sealing Seams with Sealant, or How Use Too Much
I bought the damn thing 8 months ago thinking it would change my life. All it actually did was sit in its box taking up space in the cupboard because I was afraid to use it. Afraid of what its potential was in my kitchen. Afraid I'd probably slice a finger open. Yesterday I opened … Continue reading Spiralizers are Spinners from Hell.
Picture it: I have a half full glass of g+t and spill it on the carpet. While I'm soaking it up (and crying a little, let's be honest) Thing Two starts chewing on a balloon she's filled with flour. (???) It explodes. She's on the couch. Right above where I'm sponging up gin. She runs, … Continue reading GF Flour