Saturday, May 30, 2009

Since November...

Since my last post, in November(!), we have made a few more improvements to the house. We have installed a new walkway to the front porch and planted a few new trees. I also expanded the planting bed in the front yard. Photos to come....

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New roof

So the blog fell on the back burner. Mostly because nobody reads it and also because I barely have time to do anything these days.

We finally finished the roof. It is gray with shake-like comp. shingles. I like it. We used Roofing America. Great company and fast workers. They did a great clean-up job. The only problem was the workers tried to get away with not installing the vents. Once I pointed it out, the owner quickly had it fixed.


This year, I am having my first-ever holiday party. That means I have been working hard to get the house in decent shape by Thanksgiving weekend.

So far, we have installed some new coat hooks from Rejuvenation in the hallway, installed new lights in the downstairs bath, installed a new ceiling fan in the sunroom and installed a new kitchen faucet (a huge nightmare). We plan on refinishing a door in the dining room, painting the hall and decorating, of course. All of this is on top of a full-time grad school schedule and a 30-hour a week internship. Ugh.

I think there are some photos of last year's decorating but I will post some more. This is my favorite time of the year.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Front Door

This is a door that I am thinking about buying. I really like it. I would like to get a dentil shelf for under the lite. I found it at I will update later with the cost.

New bath lights.

I took this week off so I could build my greenhouse but it will not stop raining. Instead, I am trying to do some little projects inside the house. Yesterday, I replaced both light fixtures in the upstairs bath. The above-sink light is a Delta Victorian light, which matches the sink faucet. The ceiling light is a light/exhaust fan combo. I like it because it does not look like a fan. Now I just have to re-texture and paint around the lights. I stupidly did not take the lights down when I refinished the ceilings and walls about a year ago. Live and learn, I guess.

Friday, August 15, 2008


After I wrote about my ADD I decided to put my doorknobs back on the doors. Now I am happy to say that I will not be getting stuck in rooms anymore.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I also like this color scheme (sort of).

I like the colors on this house. I do not like the purple, it is too much. I think I would go for a browner tone for the main color.