Yearly Archives: 2015

My Favorite Things 2015

My Favorite Things Feature

It’s finally here! My 3rd annual Favorite Things post! It’s the post that you don’t look forward to all year where I share the things I liked best in 2015… Yes, of course I know you’d prefer a post about my … Continue reading

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Off The Chain

Feature The Chain

You may remember My Chain. You probably have your own chain. You know – those projects you have to do before you can do the one you really want to do. They all build on each other. If you don’t remember My Chain, (And … Continue reading

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Paying it Forward

Feature George Lucas

I never watch the news. I know. I’m a bad American. Whatever. But the news always sucks! It’s full of terrible people doing terrible things. I’d much rather focus on the good people in the world doing good things.  The people that think nothing … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Window Trim Psychosis

Feature Dining Room Swatches

I’m getting close to painting the dining room. I’ve narrowed my colors down to these few:

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Sofa, So Good

Feature The Green Monster

I had four months and this crazy idea that I might actually be able to install my floor before my couch arrived. I mean… four months. (That’s a third of a year, in case you suck at math.) But four months goes by really quickly. … Continue reading

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Celebrate Me

Feature Birthday Cupcake

October 3rd is National Crappy House Day! (Good thing it’s a Saturday so you don’t have to explain to your boss why you can’t go into work…) Not only is it my birthday (for reals), but it’s also my blog’s birthday as well. … Continue reading

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I Know My Limits

Feature West Side Before

Sometimes a job is just too big. Even for me. As much as I like to be the one who does all the work so I can brag about it and then you guys can tell me how amazing I am, … Continue reading

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One, Two, Three, Floor

Feature The Count Floor

I have one… two… three floors (AH AH AH!) to install in my crappy house.

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The Purge

Feature Basement

For the last few months, I’ve been going through all of the boxes I’ve had packed for the last 5 years. I had forgotten about a lot of my stuff. It was sort of like Christmas, except the gifts were wrapped in … Continue reading

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The Heat is On!

Feature Dreamy House

OMG, do I suck at making decisions! I agonize over them. Because once I choose something, it’s chosen. I have to live with it. No backsies. It’s ridiculously easy for me to remain stalled in a state of indecision purgatory. It’s sooo … Continue reading

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Figheddaboudit

Fig Tree Feature

“Hey. Fig tree. How you doin’?” “Um… could be better, actually…”

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WTF Does This Have To Do With Anything?

William Martin Joel

When I was a kid, I used to draw all the time. I always carried a sketchbook around school, just hoping someone would ask me to see it. They’d flip through my fantastically life-like pencil drawings of celebrities (my favorite subject) … Continue reading

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