Crickets! Weeks of crickets! No, not in the house! -- they were here on my blog. And in my head. I heard crickets every time I tried to write. I will be the first to admit that writing is not my first love. But then, neither are crickets. And I'm sure you will agree … [Read more...] about Crickets and……the List!
The realtor, Jeff, opened the front door and the musty, earthy smell of mold hit us all. It had been bottled up in this house for weeks. When the front door opened the odor rushed past us as the house seemed to gasp for a fresh breath. It was then that Jeff gave us a little … [Read more...] about What’s a little mold when I See Potential?
I might have mentioned my love of a fixer-upper a few times before to you. When we moved to the city we bought a new house. It was a front/back split level that we could afford. This was also the first house we'd ever owned that we didn't have DIY plans for. And I didn't … [Read more...] about Did Someone Say Fixer-Upper?
You won't find me jumping into a swimming pool. I have to think about it....usually waaaay too long. Then I stick my toe into the water and decide that it's too cold. Then maaaaybe I'll stick my foot in. And then I just sit down on the edge with the legs in the water. And I … [Read more...] about Scared? Yes! Jump with me.
Once in a while you simply HAVE to "go for it"! What had been a fun way to decorate my home had suddenly become my business. Faux finishing is a profession that is as old as cavemen. And it was now "new" again. I caught the beginning of a faux finishing revival. … [Read more...] about How I Changed MY Life