It’s been two years since we moved into this big old fixer-upper on the hill. In that time there are some things that haven’t changed at all, like the cracked plaster walls in the unused living room or the pink … Continued
Narrow lots and alleys, front porches and cracked plaster– this is how to get to know your neighbors.
There is nothing new under the sun and with all these projects half undone there’ll be nothing new let on our list. We have enough. We’ll start with this.
It was high time I reupholstered this chair that has been hanging out in our kitchen. This is a chair that I found sitting politely next to the dumpster back at the apartment. I snagged it and, since it had … Continued
This is an upholstery project I did last summer. My MIL and GMIL’s chairs went from a scuffed-up burnt orange to a fresh aqua pattern. And I did it in a few hours on one of the last days before … Continued
When the weather’s kinda crappy at least you know you can be happy that your housework’s getting done because it’s relatively fun. On the day’s the weather’s nice you just want to be outside. So get some loppers, spades and … Continued
This is my home, where the buffalo roamed and the deer and the antelope played. And there’s still some out there, breathing in the fresh air, and I have a warm place to stay.
I couldn’t stand it anymore– all the toys out on the floor, and yet, although the toys looked fun, they were not used by anyone, except, sometimes, to hurt our feet, or keep our house from looking neat. “One-at-a-time, not … Continued