Guess what! We’re about to start talking about my kitchen renovation. Can you even believe it? I can’t. In the first edition of my kitchen renovation story, we’re talking salvaged windows and loving old house plus old house parts.Read More
This week’s Weekly Roundup covers my two favorite ORC makeovers, hugelkultur, chore coats, a personality quiz, the tool everyone with an old house needs, a manual espresso maker, talking to kids about race, bust old house accounts, and a staircase restoration.
Pumpkins and gourds are classic decor during the fall season, but please don’t put them in the trash when you’re done admiring them! When put in the trash and sent off to the landfill, pumpkins (and all other food materials) they create nasty greenhouses gasses. Instead of letting them become a negative, turn them into a positive with a few ideas I’ve outlined below.
The title is weird, I know. But hear me out! I have a strange philosophy on how to make our homes truly ours and to help us make decisions about our homes. And that’s to pretend that you’re sharing your home and your reasoning with thousands of people. Not in fear of their judgement, but to solidify our own intentions. Stick with me.
The things on my mind this week including historic kitchen photographs, coming-of-age movies, debating sponsorships, why old places matter, This Old House has a podcast, smart renovating budgeting, thoughts on coffee, and my October playlist.
I went on the San Diego Green Homes Tour this weekend, which is a two-day ticketed event that allows folks to explore “green” homes all over the San Diego region. The goal is to spread awareness about environmentally friendly design to homeowners, designers, or just curious humans - it was open to all. The houses range from being showy multi-million dollar new constructions in beach-front communities, to small semi-homesteads with modest DIY improvements.
Lots of things this week! My Halloween decor, moldy fruit sculptures, ethical Halloween candies, four great podcasts episodes ranging from pumpkins to mental health, citrus wallpaper, impressive DIY ghosts, a bra review, my Halloween playlist, three hobbies, art frames, a new cabin purchase, and my search engine that plants trees.
When it comes to homeownership and home improvement there are lots of receipts, and manuals, and warranties, and documents, and maintenance reminders, and just stuff! Luckily, “organization” is my middle name, so you can bet I get a kick out of keeping that stuff in check. Here’s how I do it.
The things on my mind this week including a new house that I’m obsessed with, my small space on Joanna’s blog, a mural, my kitchen update, zero waste and budgeting, new artwork frames, biggest source of microplastics, planned obsolescence and visible mending, saving on your cable bill, fall comedy, TV recommendations, and what I’ve been listening to this week.