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A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 2

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 2

Our first day in New Orleans honestly felt like 3. From having woken up at 5 in the morning, driving 600 miles, and then staying up until midnight – you could say we were pretty exhausted. On our next day out, David walked and I […]

The Easiest DIY Plant Stand

The Easiest DIY Plant Stand

I’m not sure that every cat is like this, but my cats have taken it upon themselves to be my personal houseplant trimmers. No bouquet, succulent, or terra-cotta planted herb is safe from their supposedly carnivorous jowls (why they eat all my plants then??). They’re […]

ORC Week Six: A Not-So Scary Sunroom – THE REVEAL!

ORC Week Six: A Not-So Scary Sunroom – THE REVEAL!

When I was looking to buy a house, I created a list of “needs”, “wants”, and “not importants”. The “needs” list was a combination of resell factors (good school district, two bedrooms, a fenced in yard) and nerdy insurance stuff (being a former State Farm […]

ORC Week Five: A Very Scary Sunroom

ORC Week Five: A Very Scary Sunroom

Howdy! Welcome back to the One Room Challenge: A Very Scary Sunroom Ed. If you’re just joining me, the ORC is an event that happens twice a year, where bloggers from all over join forces and attempt to transform a room into something great. You […]

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 1

A Mental Health Break in New Orleans Pt. 1

The winter in Missouri has been perpetual and stale. We seemingly skipped over fall and went right into the bitter cold. It’s been 6 months now of seeing bare-branched trees – half a year of winter. And it’s been long enough for me to have […]

ORC Week Four: A Very Scary Sunroom

ORC Week Four: A Very Scary Sunroom

If you’re just tuning in, I and dozens of other bloggers are participating as Guest Participants in the One Room Challenge. If interested in seeing my progress so far, here is the before, as well as Week 1 & Week 2 (& 3?). If you […]

ORC Week Two (& Three?): A Very Scary Sunroom

ORC Week Two (& Three?): A Very Scary Sunroom

Well, it’s been an unproductive last few days! Already! On week 2 (or 3?)! My work’s upcoming Gala + editing photography for a wedding + working another part-time job + finishing up these ledges + just returning from New Orleans = all of three seconds to work […]

Making Display Ledges For My Vinyl Records

Making Display Ledges For My Vinyl Records

Once upon a time, my dad bundled up and, somewhat unintentionally, gifted me a handful of vinyl record albums. It was during my parents divorcing and them selling the house. Everything was being packed into boxes or thrown into trash cans. Despite me not having […]

ORC Week One: A Very Scary Sunroom

ORC Week One: A Very Scary Sunroom

April is destined to be quite the jam-packed month for me, and I have already begun regretting my decision to participate in the One Room Challenge. I will be going out of town twice this month, my job’s busiest event of the year is in […]

How I (Affordably) Spiffed Up My Ugly Bathroom

How I (Affordably) Spiffed Up My Ugly Bathroom

When I first purchased my fixer-upper, my least favorite room was absolutely the bathroom. As I mentioned in my previous blog post about my very-scary sunroom, the bathroom did take precedence over any other repair or reno in my house. This is because I consider the […]