Saturday, November 26, 2011

getting busy.

while d is busy finishing the fence and other woodworking home improvements (baseboards!) i decided to paint. our front hallway is in dire need of it and i'll continue the project down the central hallway.


the girls helped empty the bookcases, wash the walls then lost interest.

(oh the books! they ended up taking a pile of them and curling up for the rest of the morning.)


i've finished spackling the first go-around and taped everything off.


tomorrow - the primer and hopefully a first coat of paint!

Friday, November 25, 2011

::work in progress::

with the new deck we decided to corral our chooks into one area of the yard. i know that we will still let them roam around - but like the idea of being able to contain them when we wish.

we installed the first section today:

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we want something "airy" but strong. i am really happy with how it turned out.

Friday, November 18, 2011

hang ups

with an artistic 10 yr old and 7 yr old in the house we have quite a collection of kids' artwork. i have been storing it in two big tubs that i can stash under the desk. we also hang a rotating exhibition on wires in our hallway...

hallway corner.left

but i'm in a free-up-the-walls-and-floor-space state-of-mind and looking to purge.

some good tips at simplemom. i am thinking holiday wrapping paper shortage may be solved.

i always liked this idea found at remodelista

what is your solution?

Thursday, November 17, 2011


if we were in the market for a new one...

i'd definitely spring for this one from nest.


cute. and helps save energy = saving dollars!

found via remodelista

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

in situ

our new kitchen chairs


from modernica

(happy to be snapping pictures again, with my camera repaired and returned.)

Sunday, November 13, 2011


we have had a most unpleasant rodent incident today. it got into the office and hid in our sleeper-sofa. long story short, the dogs went wild, david got a big stick. and in the end it ran out the door. unfortunately i can't bear to hold onto the sleeper. bye bye. fortunately there are some nice options out there. hello...

sliding sleeper




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