Adventures in Plumbing

This is DIY project #3? #4? I don't know. It wasn't intentional. This whole "If you give a mouse a cookie" scenario opened a can of nasty worms when I endeavored to un clog the sink. Simple enough, right? Theoretically, all I had to do was remove the drain assembly, clean the wig of hair … Continue reading Adventures in Plumbing

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Tertiary Kitchen DIY Project

Lack of storage space is a real issue in our kitchen space. A full out remodel job is looming over our heads. In the meantime until we can afford to tackle the project, I've been looking for solutions to the storage issue that are free or inexpensive. I lucked out and found one that was … Continue reading Tertiary Kitchen DIY Project

Homestead Kitchen Remodel: Phase 1

You know those times when all you want is just one, small, conciliatory spruce-up and you end up opening a big, fat, putrid can of worms?  Yeah... That's my kitchen right now... Maybe it was the fact that homelessness was looming over us when we bought the place or the fact that I was 7 … Continue reading Homestead Kitchen Remodel: Phase 1

Functional vs. Ornamental Landscaping

When my husband was in the Marine Corps, we bought a house in a cul-de-sac to avoid rent gouging and sketchy neighborhoods, and the outrageously long waiting list (2 years!) for on-base housing. When we bought it, we purchased by owner and the previous homeowners had put time and effort into landscaping it to give … Continue reading Functional vs. Ornamental Landscaping

Organization, Shmorganization

I like to consider myself educated with high minded ideals. One of those ideals is organization in my home. Unfortunately, at this point it's only an ideal and not my reality. I have bits of organizational success here and there, but as a general rule (in the last 3 months anyway) my life has been … Continue reading Organization, Shmorganization

Adventures in Interior Design

I was a theatre major in college... As such, I studied not only acting and music performance, but also scenic design and set construction. I walked away with a degree that has gotten me precisely 0 jobs in that field, and a host of practical knowledge in the realm of set building, painting, design and … Continue reading Adventures in Interior Design