Category Archives: HOUSEHOLD ISSUES

I asked for it.

All those moments in magazines—looking, flipping, drooling, and pinning. Oh! This rustic looking oven hood. Thank you Better Home and Gardens for this inspiring idea. Could we (as in he)? Would he? Please….? ……? Oh yea!!! Thanks Mr. K for your handy craftsmanship! I love. In time—in precious time there will be open shelving accompanying [...]
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what’s new [and what's old!!]

The birth certificate came!!! And earlier than expected—phew. Guess I am heading south this week!!!! Something else got delivered to my home address as well—that would be a few things! Shiny things. Some of the latest * kitchen * love. New appliances. Oh!! Oh!!! I had that we’ll get appliances someday attitude going strong. Was [...]
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about time!

About time I get back on here. Holy cow. Time!!! A girl thinks—I will have running water in my sink, and appliances!! I’ve arrived!! But then the workers leave. And the work’s not exactly done. And the rest is all up to us. So…we start transitioning our lives back into the upstairs. But there is [...]
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Out of the box! Top it off with BIRCH countertops and wah-lahh! The pulls. The pulls. The pulls!!! I obsessed about these for some time — brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, matchy, mismatchy??? Martha Stewart, soft iron. Yes. I love the weight. I had this—”I don’t want my kitchen to look like it is floating [...]
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I hear the sound of a dolly rolling. Thud. Heave. Hoe. Door opening and shutting. What shall appear? Oh my!! Oh my! Another Christmas Morning! I refrain from hugging Worker Mark. I want to open the boxes and play all the day long. Or just sit in a chair sipping a mocha and watch this [...]
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weekend: painting!

Mr. C contributing to the weekend project. Cutie. Gotta love rolling and painting when the drips and drops can fly in this empty space with plywood floors. As for the wall paint color? That is where I really get all jazzed up—heading to and fro from the paint store with samples and shades. The winner [...]
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drywall: all week long.

This week it’s all about the drywall. Monday up. Tuesday through Friday: tape, mud, dry. Tape, mud, dry. Lots of mud. Dry. Now I knew there are layers to this process… but I didn’t calculate the fact that it’s a full week long event. I admit that the mud scent got to me. Puts a [...]
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little storage space.

Not having a full basement means there is something missing. Storage. So quick—Mr. K! Before those sheet-rocking drywallers show up in the morning and seal off access, would you heave up some big and bulky plywood boards in and over your head? I’ll cheer you on! Come on. It will be great. Unless we want [...]
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d-r-a-b….to fab!

Toss in the dumpster? I purchased this very creepy-looking light from deep in a garage in Edina 6 years ago, which I believe originally came from IKEA. Attempting to add some light to the sunk-in kitchen room this light has hung for years. I believe it has only further contributed to that sunk-in feeling. I [...]
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light at the end of the tunnel.

Plumber Monday. Electrician Tuesday and Wednesday. And our contractors in and out as well prepping walls for the upcoming drywall. The guys names—or “workers” as Mr. C says: Brad Mark John Paul Dan Rick. Cute, huh? I did not make that up. And guys, I am so very sorry I referred to you as cute—it’s [...]
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