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

Looking Forward: The Next 90 Days

Now that you’ve gotten caught up on what’s happened over the last 90 days, I thought I’d take the opportunity to let you know what my plans are for the next 90.

Since I now own a house, and with my parents planning on downsizing this summer, I get to have our family’s antique furniture this spring! Continue reading

90 day recap

Well, hello there. Thought I should provide a quick recap on the last 3 {three!} months. I didn’t think much has happened or been done to my house, but as I write this, I realize there are several things to talk about!

For starters, we celebrated Thanksgiving at my parents’ house in Florence, KY. It might very well be the last family gathering in that house as they’re looking to downsize. It was also a special occasion because their 35th wedding anniversary was on 11/25, just a few days before Thanksgiving. Continue reading