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.

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. …