Projects Around The House

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Trip to Brandywine Falls

The other day Mike, Lincoln and I went to Brandywine Falls. It’s a beautiful waterfall in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There is a short walk down to the the falls on a boardwalk ....more

How to Update a Headboard

We’ve been doing a little spruce up in our upstairs bedroom. We had a headboard for years that Mike has built but were feeling like it was time for a change. We wanted to update an older piece to make it more modern ....more

Crochet Granny Square Blanket

I actually completed a crochet project! It’s been way too long and it was really fun to get out my crochet hook again. Mike’s niece is having a baby in September and her shower was recently ....more

June and July Garden Blooms

So these pictures are from June through the beginning of July. I haven’t taken any new pictures since then and these have been hanging out on my computer for a month. Even though July and August are one of the most brilliant times in the garden its due to the fact that the Black Eyed Susan and Purple Coneflower blooming for so long ....more

Lincoln’s 20 Month Update

This update is much belated but I figured I better get it out before Lincoln turns 21 months old. Blogging is very much taking a back seat to all our summer activities. We also have been doing some painting around the house so my nightly schedule has been looking like this: Pick Lincoln up from the sitter, play with Lincoln in the house before dinner, prepare dinner, eat dinner, play with Lincoln outside, put Lincoln to bed, paint, watch one show on tv, go to bed ....more

DIY Side Table Redo

Mike found this little gem on the side of the road a couple of years ago. It was in the basement just waiting for some love. It was a nice solid piece but clearly no one has the insight into what it could become like Mike did ....more

Lincoln’s 19 Month Update

Lincoln turned 19 months old last week. This kid never ceases to amaze me. He has started talking a lot more and is starting to know more words than I can list ....more

Chevron Coffee Table Redo

It’s time to start sharing some projects around here. Mike has been working hard to redo some of the furniture in our basement. Ok, I helped a little but it was mostly him ....more

May Gardening

Another month of blooming has gone by so it’s time to share some more garden pictures. I spent my Memorial Day weekend planting annuals, dividing Black Eyed Susan’s and pulling some pesky weeds. I also got our veggie and herb garden planted a few days later ....more

Summer Bucket List

There is so much I want to do this summer that I created a Summer Bucket List. I want to appreciate Northeast Ohio a little more and really enjoy this summer so I have researching some places to check out plus in addition to some things we have talked about doing but never gotten around to. I tried to get a mix of kid and adult activities (but Lincoln will be accompanying us on most of these trips.) This may be completely unreasonable and is not set in stone ....more