Tag Archives: home improvement

Floor-Me

I am not a neat freak. I’m really not. Yes, I like things clean and tidy and I can’t abide a mess, but I know I’m not a neat freak because I know actual neat freaks. You can read more … Continue reading

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That Time I Held a Chicken Hostage

Because I’m oft inclined to mock trends, I’ve long made fun of the phrase ‘reclaimed wood.’ Mostly, I’m just jealous I never see all this wood that people are somehow claiming. Is there a map to such treasure? Do you … Continue reading

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The Garage: A Rant

The first time we saw our house, we couldn’t actually see the garage. It was jam-packed full. I have a dad who kept his garage as tidy and organized as the house, even going so far as to park the … Continue reading

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Fall Is My Friend

Today, I am mourning the loss of Fall Break. I could write an ode to Fall Break, if I had had more sleep. I didn’t have more sleep, because Fall Break has ended. For nine days, I enjoyed the sleeping … Continue reading

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In The Weeds, A Rant

The Introduction It’s the time of year when I add spring bulbs, plant the potted mums, and complain to myself about how much I didn’t get done this summer. I know Rome wasn’t built in a day, yadda yadda, but you’d think two … Continue reading

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The Doors (and not the groovy kind)

Some of my fellow bloggers post pictures of beautiful or interesting doors on Thursdays. I’m over here writin about door fail on a Tuesday. Home improvement bloggers are all, “It’s such a relief to have changed all my doorknobs to oil-rubbed … Continue reading

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Updates

I finally gave MIL her resurrected calla lily. You know what? She didn’t seem particularly pleased at all. *shrugs* I dunno. The Mister finished the semester with a 3.6 GPA. I’m so pleased for him! That’s a great accomplishment for … Continue reading

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User Error Much?

As is typical, I’ve got a few irns in the far. Oh, you don’t understand? Years ago, The Mister was like, “Can you not just pick a thing?” No, I cannot pick a thing. I like reading and writing and … Continue reading

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My Bank Account is Full of Creativity

I rearranged our living room, and I have the torn nails and bruises to prove it. Our living room is a large one, but it’s long and narrow. Three things were terribly wrong with it: one, getting to the seating … Continue reading

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Painted Into a Corner

Well, dammit, I’ve just been busy. And The Mister’s been hoggin my laptop because he values his education or someshit. Anyway, I patched and painted quite a bit. Spackle, sand, paint. Here and there, all over the house. I finally … Continue reading

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