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Big Plans & A Little Trim

With a weekend alone, I had big plans for my tools which included fencing, drywall, trim, winning the lottery, and retiring early. Apparently I was…

November 16, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Win Something Wednesday (from Charles & Hudson)

Last week I was browsing around over on Charles & Hudson and found a digital thermostat giveaway, and since I assume we’re going to need…

November 11, 2009 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Sunday Night Fence Edition

The fact that temps were in the sixties and– gasp! — seventies this weekend  (In Michigan. In November.) almost made up for the fact that…

November 9, 2009 | 3 Comments | Read the Full Article

Austin Adventures

It would be unfair to say that the the donkeys were the highlight of our vacation because our favorite part of the whole trip was,…

November 4, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

Miniature Donkeys: Small, smart, and ALL MINE

Okay, not quite all mine yet, but  let’s start at the beginning. MysteryMan and I spent the last five days having a great time, with…

November 1, 2009 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

Dirt, Wood, Steel & Smirks

Us, busy? No way. Last week I said to MysteryMan (regarding some project or another for the house), “let’s just do that in the winter…

October 26, 2009 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

Knocked Down

It’s true, sometimes life is unfair. And then there are times… Times where you have to be on a client call while simultaneously removing half…

October 21, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Resources: For Sale By Owner

Might as well keep with the theme for this week, and save those pictures of me, MysteryMan and his dad stuccoing over the old station…

October 20, 2009 | 7 Comments | Read the Full Article

And, Deep Breath, Garrison Road is For Sale

Excuse me while I go put my head between my legs and breathe into a bag for the next ten minutes. Because this house saved…

October 19, 2009 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

DIY Stress: When mirrors become the enemy.

I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror at work today. It was the afternoon, so I’d been there nearly all day, and six…

October 14, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article

iTouch Giveaway:Results (and a way we can all win something)

Thanks to everyone who participated in the iTouch Giveaway (sponsered by DuPont and the MySurface app), it was an extra fun week for my inbox…

October 11, 2009 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

Feeding the Addiction: Porter Cable 2-1/2 x 14″ Belt Sander

The orbital sander is doing a decent job at the stair refinishing project, but right now I’m seriously short on time, because the house is…

October 9, 2009 | 1 Comment | Read the Full Article

DIY Resources: Things About Water

In the Southern border of Michigan we’re all balancing precariously on the edge of Fall, waiting to plunge headfirst into the deep freeze of yet…

October 7, 2009 | 5 Comments | Read the Full Article

iTouch Giveaway! (Sponsored by DuPont and the mySurface App)

Almost every time I post about DIY resources I include at least one iPhone app, because having color swatches and a level in my pocket…

October 5, 2009 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Ready For Next Year: Harvesting Dried Bean Seeds

The Summer of 2009 will always be known in our household as the Summer of Tiny Vegetables. Our corn was about 4 feet tall (and…

October 4, 2009 | 2 Comments | Read the Full Article