Kitchen…just checking in
between the studs shelf / country dreams / floors / Garden Window / kitchen / renovations

Kitchen…just checking in

As I started putting things away in my kitchen I felt as if I was moving in all over again. I have so much stuff and I swear I must have some gypsy in my blood because I am not one to enjoy a lot of empty space. For some reason I feel like I should fill every single available nook and cranny and when I have company they are always looking around distracted when I am trying to talk. The comment I always hear is your place is so interesting. LOL Not sure if that is a nice way of saying hoarderish and/or junky but I hope not as that was not the goal. I did throw a lot of things away so I KNOW I am not as bad as those ppl on Continue reading

Paint can set the tone for your day…
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Paint can set the tone for your day…

I was losing hair thinking about that horrid Army looking color combo colors in my kitchen. I couldn’t imagine living with that. I am Navy not Army after all. I kept telling myself “oh it’s not really camouflage…besides the only time you will go in the kitchen is to pass thru it” But all this hard work to not like the results seems kind of self sacrificial to me. I tossed and turned last night thinking about this because it’s now or never. If I paint later I am bound to mess up some stuff. One thing I am celebrating since I turned 50 is if there is something I do not like, something that makes me feel uneasy, and/or makes me question my decision…I do not have to put up or live with it I can scrap it and move on to something else. So if I don’t like the paint, repaint and have a nice day. It’s a Continue reading

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I been called a train wreck…

My boss nick-named me “train wreck” and sometimes I do feel like a train wreck or I been in a train wreck. This renovation is a train wreck, my hair is a train wreck, my scarred up legs look like they been in a train wreck, and my bank account is a train wreck. LOL yeah, I accept that name for now.

I got up early this morning and the goal of the day was Continue reading

Damsel in Distress Call Answered!
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Damsel in Distress Call Answered!

I am a pretty independent and handy chick but at the end of the day I am still a woman and I have my limitations. I am comfortable with that. occasionally I have to send out the distress signal and get rescued. Yesterday was such a day. Something so simple as not being able to shut off the shut off valve for the faucets was holding me up. Continue reading