New Chairs!

I’m so excited! I haven’t bought new furniture since 2005, and that was a couch that I was coerced into and never really liked. But THESE! These I love. One chair will go in the bedroom, while the other will be the office chair. It’s not the most convenient desk char, but who actually sits …

Decking the Halls… and the Kitchen

One of the hardest things for me to decide when I’ve moved into a new place is where to hang stuff on the walls. I’ve accumulated quite a mix of art over the years, and Jeremy has added his own flavor to the mix. Yesterday I put him to work between quarters and we decorated …

Planting Two Lips

First a house, now a wedding! Most of the internet already knows (I mean, it IS Facebook official) but I’m getting married in April! Jeremy and I started dating last spring and what can I say, when you know, you know. Since we’ve both been married before the typical stress and anxiety of planning a …

A Pin-Worthy Post

I first joined Pinterest when I was in the process of buying a house, and because it’s so easy to get sucked in for an entire afternoon, I limited my boards to only house-related posts. Since moving in I’ve expanded my boards to include Do-It-Yourself projects, and now that I’m getting things put away I’ve …

Paint Mishap Be Gone

While painting the living room, the extendo brush maaaaay have gotten away from me a little. My BF mocked me, visitors mocked me, even the stupid paint smudge mocked me, but they never met anyone with my imagination. Got a paint smudge in the middle of your ceiling? Screw in a smoke detector! Problem solved.

Gift Idea

If you’re ever feeling the urge to buy me a present and aren’t sure what to get, buy me this. In bulk. The following conversation may have taken place after a good hand washing: “This smells so good it makes me want to lick my hands.” “It makes me want to *ahem* with my hands.” …

My Brand-Spanking New Bathroom!

I will apologize in advance for the length of this post, but the master bathroom is finally finished! I’ll start with the before photos. The green was close to what I like, but off just enough that I knew I’d want to repaint. The previous owners had a piece of furniture to the right of …

I Made This on My Lunch Break Today

As much as I love putting my house together, I also love LIVING in my house. We’ve taken full advantage of the huge kitchen, making everything from chipolte shrimp quesadillas to blueberry bread to marinated NY strips (we also got a new grill that ROCKS). One dish that’s been requested more than the others is …

I Present the Kitchen!

Hey, remember how over a month ago I bought a house and promised pictures of the renovations? Yeah, well it turns out that renovating takes a lot out of a person. I’m sorry I haven’t posted more frequently, but lucky for you (yes, YOU) I took pictures! Here I present the kitchen, as it appeared …

More Photos Coming Soon

Whose idea was it to relaunch their blog in the middle of a move? Silly Hoo… I’ve been taking pictures every step of the way and promise I’ll be sharing everything in the very near future. In the meantime, this is what happened in Hooville last night.