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November 11, 2009 2

more front steps…

By in Exterior, Front Porch

Here are some more in-progress shots of my front steps re-build. The project is done now and they came out beautiful! I’ll be posting the finished product pictures tomorrow!

November 5, 2009 0

there is always something to fix part 2…

By in Exterior, Front Porch

The reconstruction of my front steps began yesterday and I’m very excited to be getting this taken care of. The steps have slowly been deteriorating over the past several years, with crumbling mortar and more than a few pieces of sandstone that were deteriorating themselves! My Dad and I did a bunch of patching work […]

October 26, 2009 0

there is always something to fix…

By in Exterior, Front Porch

I had someone come today to look at my front steps and give me an estimate on fixing them. They are in a sorry state with loose mortar and some separating stones. I’m afraid they soon might become a hazard so I was planning on getting them fixed in the spring but the repair man […]

October 4, 2009 2


By in Art, Me

I’ve completed my first painting since 1995 and I’m very happy with how it came out. For a long time I wasn’t sure it would end up looking like what I had seen in my head, which is probably why it took me long to finish it (over a year). The idea evolved somewhat over […]

September 28, 2009 9


By in Art, Life, Me, Pets

My cat Thurston passed away two months ago this past Saturday it it pretty much put a pretty big damper on my summer. He became pretty ill at the end of June with Chronic-Active Renal Insufficiency. He rallied after a few days but most of my focus was diverted to making sure he felt well […]

July 1, 2009 8

what to do, what to do…

By in Inspiration & Ideas, Whole House

Has it really been two months since I last posted? I’m very bad, but things have been a little crazy. After this week, I will finally have an extended period of free time. I’m trying to decide what I want to do for a summer project. Here are my options: – Re-do Thurston’s room upstairs, […]

April 23, 2009 2


By in Exterior, Lawn & Garden

This fat and sassy squirrel was foraging around in my rose garden last weekend, so I snapped some pictures of him through my window. I love squirrels, they seem so crafty! However, like many other people worldwide, I’m not sure I’m a big fan of squirrel nudity. Perhaps I should buy him some of these. […]

April 16, 2009 4

spring cleaning, of the outdoor variety

By in Exterior, Lawn & Garden

Hello everyone!! Spring has sprung and I’m back to blogging! I hope everyone had a pleasant and productive winter. Mine was crazy crazy crazy, but I emerged relatively unscathed. I’m in the middle of my Spring break, and I’ve been spending a lot of time working outside. I never had a chance to get my […]

February 21, 2009 5

new bedroom rug- thanks IKEA!

By in Master Bedroom

So, it has been forever since I have posted, but nothing has really been going on with my house. All of my time as of late has been spent on work, namely my day job teaching high school art and my night time job teaching prospective art teachers how to be art teachers. I’m really […]

January 15, 2009 3

my hands are frozen

By in Life, Me

The above picture of my mom feeding the gulls in Panama City Beach, Florida was taken by my father. They are spending the winter there for the first time in their 43 years of marriage and I’m happy for them. Even though I’m FROZEN here! It’s -6 here!!! So, my parents are soaking up the […]