a little help from our friends – porch column cover up


The saga of making the front of our house presentable continues. We are not close to being done, but we've made the porch and the front of our house a goal for 2014. We've made progress with lots of paint on the brick, door & ceiling, etc. But it still needs helps. Those old scroll-like columns drive me nuts. I've lived in two old Florida homes with them and I want them gone in this house. In comes my dad who is going to help us figure out decent porch column cover ups.  … [Read more...]

a little list – 2014 goals


Yeah, so making grand Pinterest resolutions and house goals in 2013 did very little to keep me on track last year. Slacker. I admit it. Last year was pretty freaking busy and I just never managed to get anything of note crossed off those lists. We did finish a ton of other random house projects, and our respective jobs kept us busy as can be. Enough excuses though, because this year, we are making a list and crossing things off. Have I ever told you that I write things down on my to-do lists … [Read more...]

blue skies ahead – robin’s egg blue porch ceiling

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! We had lots of fun with good friends and managed to tackle a decent amount of house projects too, which to me equals a great weekend! No surprise that HGTV and DIY Network are probably my favorite channels so they are usually on in the background even if I'm not watching them. I think it was on House Hunters (or something like that) I heard that on certain islands Caribbean they paint porch ceilings shades of blue to ward away bad spirits. It got in my head … [Read more...]