An old screen door made new again for our deck!

I’m starting to (finally!!!) hack away at a few of the non-essential updates that still need to be completed around the house. It sure is nice to have little puttery home projects to do now that don’t also include a stressful deadline. All but one of our exterior doors is new and they have all desperately needed to be painted since their installation. Up until now I simply had more pertinent projects to do or I was being lazy so they didn’t get done!...more

Barn door closet how to – covering up an incredible eye sore in our entry way

So we’ve had this incredible eye sore in our entryway since the very beginning of our house renovation. We can blame me and the epic lack of communication with our electrician remains a VERY sore spot for me because it apparently never occurred to anyone that we needed to discuss the location of the new panels SO they ended up right here, right by our front door. Ugly. Ugly. Ugly. Horrible eye sore that I’ve been planning and scheming to get covered up this entire time....more

New (old) office door

I’m having a pretty sweet Friday!  Jarrod finally agreed to take down our (relatively new) office door and replace it with a beautifully aged vintage one!  I was inspired by these Pinterest images....more

Bouncing Along

For those of you following the perils of Pauline, er, my blog, you know all about falling on my hip.If you loved the story once, you’ll love it twice. Yes, I did it again....more

College Dorm Safety

When most people think of college safety they picture the student that is out and about campus grounds. But what we sometimes fail to think about is the college dorm environment. ...more


I was at the bank the other day, or rather sitting in my car in the bank's parking lot, when this elderly woman pulled her car into the spot next to mine. It was one of those cars held together with scotch tape, glue and rust. The old woman herself was clearly still alive although if you looked at her you could tell her sanity skipped town sometime back the mid-seventies. Moments later, I heard this BOOM! sound as this same woman then proceeded to open her car door as hard as she could, SLAMMING it into MY passenger side door in the process. ...more