Adapt And Overcome

Adapt And Overcome

Well this whole closet project has proved itself to be quite a bit more ambitious than I expected it to be! After all, it's a tiny little cubby in a tiny little closet, how hard could it be!?... the answer: very hard. Here is a little drawing to remind you of my building plans I'm [...]

What A Monday

What A Monday

Have you ever had one of those days? You know, when one thing after another just goes all wrong. Your alarm doesn't go off, you burn the toast, you step on bubble gum. You know the kind of day I'm talking about... Yesterday was one of those days. I intended to make headway on my [...]

I Am Not My Past

I Am Not My Past

Do you remember the movie The Lion King? I was recently reminded of one of the scenes from that movie. Towards the end of the film, right after Simba is reunited with the monkey Rafiki, the two characters have an interesting conversation. This is their exchange: Simba: Looks like the winds are changing.Rafiki: Ah yes, [...]

It Is Finished

It Is Finished

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. I'm finally finished with the kitchen! While the countertops were easily the hardest part of the whole process, willing myself to keep going was its own fun challenge. During the countertop phase, I had to remove every item from my cabinets and my shelves - all of it. Every [...]

Slow And Steady

Slow And Steady

I haven't worked on a house project in three weeks and it's been pretty nice. I've been a bit of a machine since the start of the new year. I've been knocking projects out left and right and it's been unbelievably fun and rewarding. But I inevitably (and predictably?) burned out. I don't know if [...]

The Back Yard of My Dreams

The Back Yard of My Dreams

Every year around this time, I start fantasizing about my dream back yard. I would have the happiest garden and a quirky little green house. I'd have the coziest deck suited to host all of my friends. I'd have a fire pit for s'more roasting... Sounds awesome, right? Let me assure you, in my head, [...]