Close Only Counts in Horseshoes

I really tried to finish this landscape project today.  Really!  I ran out of mulch at the same time I ran out of energy, and thunderstorms are moving our way. Time to concede this defeat.  But I came really close! I think I'm ready to take a breather from yard work for a couple of … Continue reading Close Only Counts in Horseshoes

Memorial Day Garden

When my father passed a few weeks ago, the fine folks at work gave me a sympathy card and a gift card to Milmont Greenhouses.  My boss had no idea that this is quite possibly my favorite place on Earth.  How fortuitous! Keeping with the intent of the gift, I decided to build a memorial garden … Continue reading Memorial Day Garden

Small Space, Simple Solution

I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed my week away from the computer in the evenings.  So much so that I'm thinking of doing it on a more regular basis.  I'm not sure how this blogging thing will work out without being plugged in, but I'd sure like to try. During my cyber-free week, I … Continue reading Small Space, Simple Solution

The Simplest Project/The Longest Hour

I have a very small house.  Very small, as in 900 square feet of current living space. As such, I have to consider everything I do and buy on a micro scale.  Apartment sized appliances, miniature furniture, etc. My house is also very old and, as such, has very old doors. Large, heavy oak doors … Continue reading The Simplest Project/The Longest Hour

Back Door Renovations ~ Going Uptown

I bought my fixer-upper 11 years ago this November. Yes, eleven years.  Can you believe it?  I bought for two reasons:  it was solid, and it was cheap.  I overlooked all the little quirky fixes and poorly executed DIY projects done over the years. And the fact that it had no kitchen or functioning bathroom. … Continue reading Back Door Renovations ~ Going Uptown