Life outside

This year I decided to try my hand at gardening. And, I must have inherited my dad’s green thumb, because I’d say it was a success!


I planted three tomato plants, two pepper plants, basil & chives. There’s nothing better than fresh veggies from your own backyard. I have more basil than I know what to do with. My chives keep getting mistaken for unruly grass by my lawn guys, so they’ve been butchered; next year, I’ll put them in a pot so it’s apparent they’re intentional. Continue reading


Long overdue update on wallpaper removal

Last fall, and into this spring, I spent several weekends over the course of several months working on my vanity outside my master bathroom. For being such a tiny area, it sure took a long time. It was probably the most painful project to date, and hence the reason I’ve not posted an update about it before now.

Like any home improvement project, there were snafus & surprises. Including two layers of wallpaper and live wires not capped in an open junction box. Continue reading