Two Weeks In…

And I’ve already knocked a few things off the list! installing a vanity* lots of painting (including a huge design in the unfinished basement) staining the back deck and fence (aka Owen’s paradise) tearing down a makeshift fort in the garage** refinishing the kitchen counter more painting resealing the hardwood floors mowing the lawn*** and …

The Fastest Way to Make a House Your Home

Paint! I’ve always loved color — that’s probably the designer in me — and during the years I lived in apartments where I wasn’t allowed to paint, I slowly crafted my ideal home. NOW I HAVE IT!! We started with the main rooms (kitchen, living room, bedroom, and two bathrooms) and will tackle the others …

Paint By Number

I spent nearly 14 hours painting this past weekend and have lots of before and after pictures to share. BUT, since painting took precedence over my freelance work, right now I only have time to share the colors. You’ll have to imagine what the rest of me looked like. Let’s just say I didn’t wash …

One Step Closer to Achieving a Goal

I bought a lawn mower! This is the Brill 78371 Razorcut 38 15-Inch Reel Push Lawn Mower. My coworker has a similar model (same brand) and has shared all the pros and cons. The biggest pro: it’s quiet and eco-friendly. The biggest con: it doesn’t cut the grass super short and you have grass droppings. …

Facing My Fears

One thing you may not know about me is I am a big fat chicken. I do NOT like being scared. I don’t watch scary movies, hate roller coasters, and have zero desire to visit a haunted house. So it goes without saying that dark, cobwebby basements are not my favorite. With that in mind, …

The Hunt for Hooville

I have news! I bought a house! (see below) I’ve also revamped my website! Since I have a website for my design business, Ink Slinger Designs, I’m dedicating this site to writing. Well, not JUST writing. I am scatterbrained, after all. I’ve decided to document my adventures as a first-time homeowner here, where the entire …

730 Days

Welcome back! I’ve been busy the past two months, but first I’d like to say WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?!? I moved back to the US from Mexico 730 days ago (more commonly known as two years) and wow how things have changed. I’ve gone from a job I hated to a job I absolutely …

Going on Hiatus

I’ve thought about this for a while, and I’ve decided to step back from blogging for the time being. The things in my life right now don’t make for interesting posts—you could say I left my fodder south of the border—so I’m taking a time out. As a whole, I’ve noticed people seem to be …

Even Hockey Needs an Editor

This past Saturday my grandmother and I helped my mom celebrate her birthday at the Red Wings game in downtown Detroit. This is the inaugural year for the Winnipeg Jets, formerly the Atlanta Thrashers. The original Winnipeg Jets moved Phoenix and became the Coyotes in 1996, but the new Jets team has been welcomed with …