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 [...]

A Monument of Sorts

A Monument of Sorts

Lets get nerdy here for a second and talk about monuments. Monuments have been used for centuries as a way for us to remember special events or important lessons that were learned. It seems to just be a natural human urge - to build something as commemoration. As a reminder. As a tribute. I mean [...]

Hygge

Hygge

I learned a new word the other day! Hygge. It's a Danish word and it's pronounced Hoo-Guh. It means a quality of coziness and comfort that brings a feeling of contentment or well-being. It's a feeling of safety. A feeling of home. It's the early mornings when you're all alone, the house is quiet and [...]

Let’s Talk About Rest

Let’s Talk About Rest

Oh man. Rest. This one is a hard one for me. Honestly, this is a bigger problem for me than the whole not asking for help thing. While I thank my lucky stars that I have a job, it is not a dream job. And the hours are... less than ideal. There is an inevitable [...]

I Have A Problem

I Have A Problem

Some people struggle to ask for help and I can definitely relate! The fear of burdening or bothering someone can really take over at times. But more than anything, it's the waiting for help that I seem to have an issue with. There has been a point in almost every project where I've found myself [...]

Field Notes From the Middle

Field Notes From the Middle

When I started renovating my home, I quickly realized that the restoration process was falling right in tandem with the emotional process of restoring my heart post-divorce. There were so many parallels between reclaiming the space in which I live and reclaiming my life that I started a blog about it! Every project I’ve done [...]