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Have A Seat

Our friends and family that know our pup, Xigs, may have heard she had surgery last week, leaving her with a little less of her small intestine. The dog ate four socks. Blogging and everything has been on the back burner. This little mishap made us rethink our living situation. We chose a room and … Continue reading

What a TREATment! DIY Window Cornices

Owning a home, or at least adding home improvements, has really pushed the boundaries of our relationship. I have learned that just because I come up with a “great idea” does not mean the project will be put into action any time in the near future. And, I’m coming to terms with this…slowly. John has … Continue reading

New Year… New Projects

We’re back with a lot of new ideas to share this year. We apologize for the break, but between the holidays, travel and house projects, we got a little sidetracked. To be fair, it was the end of last year that spearheaded most of our projects. The holiday season gave me a great excuse to … Continue reading

Say It With Ink

We just got back from Hawaii, where we celebrated our 1st Anniversary, which explains the hiatus from blogging. We were inspired by our surroundings and came up with some great ideas for the house and outside area. Stay tuned. Until then, let’s talk about ink transfers. I have been searching for the easiest, least messy … Continue reading

Shelf Life

We have a lot of books in our house.  I love books, everything about them—they way they feel, the way they smell, especially the way they look. You might notice in photos on this bog that I use them not only to read, but also to decorate. We are short on space when it comes … Continue reading

Deer Doug,

Some people name their cars, boats and other material possessions. My car goes by its make and model or “my car”. But, my things, the inanimate objects in my life, Buddy the bear (teddy bear), most of the plants in my life (many of whom have passed), all seem to have names aptly chosen for … Continue reading

Becoming a FAN…

John and I inherited some ceiling fans from the previous owners–not exactly the ones we had in mind. But, then we started looking at alternative lighting fixtures, and I decided to find a way to fix the ones we have. John was not sold on this. Not a problem. He went away on a backpacking … Continue reading

Color from the Inside Out

We were recently married, and we still have some odd things left over from the reception, including a lot of mason jars that we used for the table settings and random sized jars from our candy bar. And John is always looking to downsize (mostly my stuff). So, I think I found a beautiful compromise … Continue reading

Some Like It Hot

It is the 4th of July, but that does not necessarily make it hot in San Francisco. Despite the recent heat wave, the city was a little chilly tonight. So, we added heat somewhere else– our kitchen. Since we decided to go very bright and a bit eclectic in our kitchen, I thought why not … Continue reading

Bright Idea

Now that we’ve added color to the living room, we could use a little light. For some reason, there are no overhead lights in our living room, leaving us with a lot of lamps. Ideally, we should install a light fixture; John actually mentioned this idea. But, that entails getting up into our crawl space … Continue reading