We bought a new house in Fayetteville, GA back in March. However, it took until early August before I could actually join my husband down in Georgia, so I have had a considerable amount of time to mull over the many exciting projects a new home brings. Top of the list: the kitchen.Read More
My house had a terrible front door. It was a natural wood finish with etched glass and blue stained glass, and years of East facing sun had caused the varnish to bubble and flake off the bottom portion of the door. Not attractive.Read More
I was up late the other night surfing Houzz and Pinterest for more kitchen ideas since mechanical man doesn't want to pay for cable. If he had done so, I would have been watching baseball instead of shopping, with the end result having me be dejected over yet another Braves loss instead of a whole lot of Rev-a-Shelf boxes arriving two days later.Read More
Because all the woodwork in this house has been stained dark brown and either given a single coat of some sort of sealer decades ago, or no discernable sealer at all, I decided the best place to start would be with a white primer while I make up my mind what colors I want for everything. I decided to try the Valspar Stainblocking Bonding Primer / Sealer from Lowes Home Improvement.Read More
I quit my job. It wasn't anything dramatic, and I gave them over 5 weeks of notice, so it wasn't exactly a surprise to anyone. Still, I was pretty gleeful as I deleted that 5:30 AM weekday alarm from my phone.Read More
My mother was looking very intently at my hair the other day.
"What's wrong," I asked.
"Your hair, it's just sooo.... gray," she replied.
I stood there for a moment, pondering where she might be going with this train of thought.
"Yes it is," I replied. "What's wrong with it?"
"Well, I just was trying to imagine where that shade came from.