Small Changes: A Tale of Two Corners

Today I’m showing you tiny changes around the house, because….well, because that’s all I’ve got! Abe has a lot of books. He has his Ikea Ribba book ledges, his squid-enhanced shelf, a bunch of books downstairs, and an overflow area in his closet, and there are STILL usually books all over the floor (and stacked three deep on his book … Continue reading

Peace Place Thrift Store and Thrifting in Athens

Awhile back I got an e-mail from Peace Place, Inc asking if I would be interested in visiting and spreading the word about their thrift store. From their website: Peace Place, Inc. is a domestic violence program that serves survivors of family violence in Banks, Barrow, and Jackson counties in Georgia. We offer emergency shelter, transitional and scattered site housing, … Continue reading

A Fence for the Garden: Sorry, Dogs!

This week was supposed to be the amazing reveal of our new kitchen shelves. But. Problems. And not even with the part where we were expecting problems, so that was too bad. Anyway, there’s some regrouping happening there, but we’re hoping for progress this weekend. So we worked on the garden last weekend instead. It’s more time sensitive anyway, so … Continue reading

A-frame Cottage Tour, Part 2: The Bedrooms

Way back in July of last year, I posted photos of the first floor of my mom’s house and promised there would be more to come. Then, last month, I posted about the house on Hometalk, and it was a big hit and people said a lot of nice things. This was lovely and gratifying, for both my mom and … Continue reading

Taking Down the Awkward and Loathesome Kitchen Cabinet

So here’s what our kitchen used to look like: I’ve talked before about my hatred for that cabinet on the end there.  Whoever remodeled our kitchen made the very odd decision to use a corner cabinet in that space, even though it’s not, well….in the corner. The result is that it looks weird and juts out too far so that … Continue reading

Finally Facing Facts in the Foyer

There comes a time in every home blogger’s life when she has to face the reality that her foyer rug just isn’t working out. Well, or maybe it’s just me. This is how my foyer used to look: I bought the blue batik rug from Urban Outfitters (it looks like it’s not available anymore), and I really loved it. It … Continue reading

Hasbro Game Channel’s Trivial Pursuit plus Game Night Snacks

Last month I told you about how we tried out the Hasbro Game Channel‘s Monopoly Plus; I’m back this month to talk about another of the first three games available to download (to your Xbox360, Xbox One, or Playstation): Trivial Pursuit. (The third game is Risk. The kids wanted me to pick Risk as our next game to try, but … Continue reading

Basement Movie and Game Room AGAIN: The Final Reveal!

Update 3/26/2017: you can see some updates to the room here. To review: we first started working on the basement back in the fall, as part of a Fall in Love room makeover that we did with a bunch of other bloggers. We only had six weeks to work on it then, and we managed to get a functional room … Continue reading