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All The Little Things: One Small Room Remodel

The recent bathroom remodel has set me thinking about all kinds of different things. Like how much drywall dust one human can reasonably inhale before…

November 10, 2014 | 43 Comments | Read the Full Article

On Inspiration & Getting Started Building Houses

Here’s what I meant to do tonight: After lifting some seriously heavy weights at the gym, then doing farm chores, then snuggling with my new…

Unsolicited Advice: The “OK I’m pissed so I’m going to DIY” Edition

Over the weekend I received email with what may be the best subject line ever to ever come through my inbox… Makes my little heart…

Buying a House Through GoHoming.com or Altisource: An Epic Journey & Review

The time between when I first saw my future house (from the outside only) to the time the final bid had to be placed through…

To Center or Not to Center: My Mom’s Great Sink Debate

I might have mentioned before that I’m a horrible daughter who has been absorbed in building her own house for a year. About the time…

How Not To Kill Your Significant Other With a Shim

Even though we managed to keep up a pretty steady stream of work for the last 12 months, about two weeks ago back-orders, extended delivery…

Subtle Taupe?

First off, thank you to everyone who commented yesterday with sympathy (we’ve all been there), suggestions, links, and offers to literally go to a distributor…

January 19, 2011 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Here’s my normal method for dealing with months that have an average temperature below 15 degrees Fahrenheit: Hibernation.  A stack of books, a clawfoot tub,…

January 9, 2011 | 16 Comments | Read the Full Article

Decisions, Decisions: Outdoor Lighting Edition

Since it’s pitch black just a hair after noon these days (or at least by the time I leave the office, so same diff) I…

November 18, 2010 | 30 Comments | Read the Full Article

Advice From The DIY Crazy & The Not: Bathroom Carpet Removal

Okay, so there’s one problem with asking someone who compulsively buys powertools and starts projects about whether or not you should: Rip out carpet Tear…