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December 24, 2011 1

happy holidays and happy anniversary house…

By in Uncategorized

It’s hard for me to believe that 8 years ago today I signed the final papers and closed on my house and moved in later that day, on Christmas Eve! It was a lot of work, made much easier by some very helpful students and my parents! I have put a lot of work into […]

December 17, 2011 3

finished stairs and downstairs hallway: updated…

By in Downstairs Hallway, Stairs

As promised her are some updated pictures if my downstairs hallway with the new Levolor cellular shade I got for the window (in Snow) and the artwork re-hung. I switched a few pieces around from before and I also am awaiting the arrival of a print for the stairwell.

December 10, 2011 12

living room facelift…

By in Living Room

My living room was one of the first rooms I did something to when I moved into this house almost 8 years ago. The room was painted sea-foam green and I had it painted a soft yellow with a darker yellow trim. Surprisingly, the paint went with the already existing, but somewhat dated, drapes, so […]

December 6, 2011 4

finished stairs and downstairs hallway…

By in Downstairs Hallway, Stairs

Several weeks ago I finished painting my stairwell, stairs and downstairs hallway. The whole process took me a week and I photographed it when I was done but before I got around to posting the results I moved onto re-painting my living room. I started the night before Thanksgiving and I’m just about done putting […]

October 25, 2011 2

completion (partial)…

By in Upstairs Bathroom, Upstairs Hallway

Several weeks ago I started painting a part of my upstairs hallway that I had left unpainted for the past several years after a remodel. This quickly morphed into an upstairs hallway painting/upstairs bathroom partial remodel project. I’ve never really liked the upstairs bathroom. I painted it after I moved in but never really liked […]

October 5, 2011 0

RIP Steve Jobs…

By in Uncategorized

I began teaching in 2000. I had used computers in college but not even a fraction of the amount that kids in elementary school use them now. In my unfinished classroom that first year of teaching art I had a PC. I’m not sure what kind, I think maybe a Dell. It was fine. It […]

October 3, 2011 6

catch up, catch up, catch up…

By in Upstairs Hallway

Two years ago I remodeled my upstairs hallway along with my bedroom and the results were much better than I expected. In all of the photos I posted I left something out however- the wall outside my upstairs bathroom. This wall is bumped out from the rest of the hallway due to construction the previous […]

July 20, 2011 2

another year completed, time for some renovations…

By in Life, Me, Side Porch

Today is my birthday! 36 years have been successfully completed and now I’m embarking on year 37. So far it’s off to a pretty good start, thanks to wonderful family and friends! It can be easy sometimes to get mired down in day to day gripes and issues and lose sight of the important things, […]

May 24, 2011 0

spring has sprung…

By in Exterior, Lawn & Garden, Life, Me

After what seemed like an absolutely endless winter to me, spring is finally here! To say I’m breathing a sigh of relief would be an understatement (although allergies are trying to get in the way). Winter does not have a very “uplifting” effect on me at all, hence the quiet on here throughout the winter […]

April 4, 2011 0

“happy birthday, chloe darling”…

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Happy Birthday to my dog Chloe, who turns 5 years old today! It doesn’t seem possible to me that she is 5, it feels like I just brought her home some days. Chloe is a Rat Terrier, she has a lot of energy and a big personality and she definitely keeps me on my toes. […]