31 days of To-do’s

31 days of To-do’s

Good Work

The other day I was out for a long run, on an unseasonably warm, muggy day.  As I rounded the corner for home, a UPS truck zipped by me and stopped.  I was plugging along, ready to be done, when the driver hopped out to deliver a package.  “Keep up the good work, girl!  Keep up […]

The 'New' Guest Room

The ‘New’ Guest Room

Today I put the finishing touches on the new guest room.  The ‘new’ guest room, is really Andy’s old bedroom, (he switched rooms back in the summer),  it has been a hot mess, ever since.   Here is the same room today.  I spent a total of $107 + paint.   It is crisp, clean […]

Man (child) Cave

Man (child) Cave

Andy’s shades are finished and hanging!  He is happy, happy, happy. They are hard to photograph, shooting a dark fabric, straight into the window.  But they are very cute. I made a simple rectangle of fabric with a rod pocket on the top. Then added matching pairs of large grommets 5 inches in from each […]

4 Out Of 5

4 Out Of 5

After a frustrating weekend working on furniture, today it was very rewarding to bring it inside! This bench is extra special to me for many reasons.  It sat under the kitchen windows in the house where I grew up.  Covered with houseplants and mail, it is a reminder of nightly family dinners, back when life […]

Bold Promises

After work today I stopped by a local fabric shop and bought the camo fabric for my little guy’s window shades. I promised him in September that I’d get them done “next month”.  A good friend once advised me to never promise anything to a child that I couldn’t deliver.  I really try to stay […]

Beat the Clock

My self-imposed dead-line is drawing closer and closer.  I feel like I’m playing Beat the Clock, and it’s making my tired. I want so badly to post a whole bunch of pretty ‘after’ pictures, but there just aren’t any to post…yet! 4 Days left…………….. Claire

Brunswick County Chow

Brunswick County Chow

Hey Y’all it’s Mr.Fix-it!  Claire has been so busy working on projects, she asked me to help her out with a ‘guest’ post.  I thought I’d share a recipe I just made up.  It’s a great snack, a combination of salty and sweet and perfect for the season. 1 bag of Candy Corn 1 jar of […]

Continuing Ed

Continuing Ed

Today I took a class.  A painting class with the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint at Budget Redesign in Wilmington, NC.  I’ve been using it so much lately, it was fun to learn some correct technique.  What did I paint?  A floor cloth! The hardest part was choosing a stencil design and of course, a color […]

Slipcover, Check!

Slipcover, Check!

I finished the slipcover today! Excuse me while I take a victory lap around the house, singing Roar, by Katy Perry.  Seriously.  I am that happy!  Before I get to the pictures a big Thank YOU to my friend Karen, who came over to help pin and for moral support.  She caught a huge sewing […]