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Kitchen Update – Happiness in a Paint Can

Kitchen Update – Happiness in a Paint Can

It's Wednesday, which means it's time for another round of Dueling DIY - Kitchen Renovation. I'm playing along with Sarah at The Ugly Duckling House and Carrie from Brick City Love. Be sure to check out all their progress. Word has it that Sarah's home is now wallpaper-free and Carrie has acquired Continue reading



How To Make a Bare Edison Bulb Chandelier

How To Make a Bare Edison Bulb Chandelier

If you've been following my kitchen remodeling progress (summed up from last year here, and updated here, here, here, here and here) you may have seen the bare Edison bulb chandelier I made out of a framed ceiling tile I picked up at Goodwill for $4.99. I usually do everything I can to pinch Continue reading



Kitchen Update – Prep Work

Kitchen Update – Prep Work

You would think that not having posted in two weeks I'd have more progress to show you. When I last left you, I had patched some wonky areas in the plaster over top of my pretty paint. Continue reading



Kitchen Update – Meh Edition

Kitchen Update – Meh Edition

This week was complicated. And cold. And I've reached the point in the year in which I am emotionally done being a full-time caregiver to my special needs sister-in-law, Katie. Continue reading



Kitchen Update – Plaster and Paint

Kitchen Update – Plaster and Paint

In my ongoing battle to compete in the Dueling DIY challenge by The Ugly Duckling House, this is all I've got to show for my week. Continue reading



Kitchen Update – Stool Edition

Kitchen Update – Stool Edition

My competitive spirit is still alive and kicking. In a desire to have something to show for my week on the Dueling DIY: Kitchen Renovation Challenge, I continued working on my kitchen. I decided last week that I really needed an "instant gratification" project, like my light, each week to keep me Continue reading



Kitchen Update – Challenge Accepted

Kitchen Update – Challenge Accepted

As you may know, I'm working on finishing my kitchen. I like to read the blog, The Ugly Duckling House, and Sarah, the writer of the blog is also in the middle of kitchen reno. Sarah is in a Dueling DIY battle - Clash of the Kitchens with Carrie from Brick City Love. Poor Carrie has been working on Continue reading



Choose Happy

Choose Happy

If you've been reading my blog for this past year, you might know that 2013 was a very hard year for me. I lost my Dad in June, and my husband essentially lost his job in August. In September, our lives were consumed by Eagle Scout activities and some unnecessary drama that went along with that Continue reading



A Year in the Life of a Kitchen

A Year in the Life of a Kitchen

This year was all about the kitchen...and trials. You've heard enough of my whining about my life, though, so lets look back on the year of the kitchen. I haven't been doing project posts along the way because most of my projects are done up to a point and then have to wait for another project to be Continue reading



Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas?

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas?

I'm having a month. You don't even know. When life gets hard, you only have a couple of options: laugh or cry. I'm trying to laugh because crying give me an uncontrollable female dog of a headache that can rage for days. Ain't no one got time for that! In an attempt to share a little of the "joy" of Continue reading