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The next room

For those interested in the rehab of Radiance Manor, here is the next project. I have now moved upstairs! John is working his way into the basement

This is the middle bedroom. It is going to be the guest bedroom, although no one wants to stay in it now It is also my practice […]

Bye Broncos

Supporting my team! I do the dots with the head of a pin dipped in nail polish.

Too bad it didn’t work. Broncos – the only home team to lose this weekend. In a way it’s better than facing the Patriots in Foxborough next week. I just hope the Packers beat the Seahawks. […]

More wallpaper and sister time!

Playoff weekend! And wallpaper removal weekend

Getting started right at the beginning of the year. I actually wasn’t intending to do the downstairs foyer first, but I was taking ‘before’ pictures of the upstairs bath, bedroom and the hallway and then I saw a little loose strip of wallpaper and it pulled off a […]

The redone living room!

Okay, here are pictures of the living room. We still have pictures to place and window treatments to do, but if I wait until all of these are done, you will never see pictures. I also was hoping for a sunny day to take shots, but seriously – we haven’t seen the sun in probably […]

Kitchen reveal!

Finally – pictures of the kitchen! This is going to be a picture heavy post, so sorry about that.

The kitchen is what needed the most work in the house to get it functional before we could move in. It took us about 6 weeks to get it done because of those pesky jobs and […]

Dining Room reveal and CocoVia winners!

First off, the winners of the CocoVia coconut water are:


you had me at ICY COLD since we are mooooving back to TEXAS.



I’ve never tried coconut water, but I needed something to kick my ridiculous diet soda addiction.

Please email me at with your address by Sunday […]

Fall weekend

I had a nice mostly unplugged weekend. I worked a little on Saturday morning and then just spent the weekend doing other things. With the move done, it now feels like we are starting to build our routines back. I was on the hunt for a small table for out nook and I hit up […]

Finishing the flooring

Marching in slow progress. We were hoping to be able to move into the house this weekend by our anniversary, but looks like it will be the weekend after that. Not too bad for timeline, though!

Roof is finally all fixed and now I can go and do transcription work from the new house during […]

Counters and 1 balloon

Another weekend come and gone. We managed to do some nonrehab stuff this weekend, too, which is a good thing.


Saturday started with rehab, of course. Here is another look at all the scapholding set up to repair the roof.



They are working […]

Little gifts

Life has been a blur lately. It is a little better with only 1 job and the rehab, though – so there is that. We are trying to do that last push to get the kitchen done so we can move in. That and the shower upstairs are the things that have to be done […]