When we got married five years ago we asked for power tools and utilitarian things. Here's a list of the things I'd put on my list now that we've been married for five years. Spoiler - it's even more utilitarian things like tools, kitchenware, and home tech. No gravy boats here!
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.
The things on my mind this week including a new shop I can’t wait to visit, two shows I’m in love with, a guide to eco-friendly car washing, a quick-fix DIY project report card, the history of the American lawn, environmental privilege, a summertime PSA, last month’s playlist, and more!
It’s almost time to start demo on my kitchen to make way for the new space, so this is my last chance to share whatever can be shared about the current iteration of the kitchen!
As you probably recall, the kitchen was just a phase 1 makeover to hold us over until our full remodel. I thought it would only be like this for 6 months, but it’s been over 4 years. Oops. Because I didn’t want to dump a bunch of money or time into the makeover, I did some quick cosmetic fixes. They weren’t designed to hold up for a long time, but some of them have. Here’s a full report.
The things on my mind this week including a DIY banquette, Earth Overshoot Day, not saying the wrong thing, retro typography, thrilling secondhand purchases, wall tile hooks, what I’ve been up to, Friends TV show IRL, a kitchen on my fave show, art, and more!
I shared a photo of me wearing my favorite overalls on Instagram Stories and got a flood of questions about them. So, here I am to tell you about what I like to wear when doing messy projects.
I shared awhile back that our home was designated historic - yay! I already went into the nitty gritty of how we got our home designated, what it means to be designated, what Mills Act is, and the pros and cons of how it affected our home in this blog post. Give that one a read first or you’ll have no idea what I’m talking about here.
So, I’m here to update you on where we’re at in that process and also share some nitty gritty finances with you. If you’re thinking about applying for Mills Act, this post is for you. If you like snooping on other people’s finances, this post is also for you.
The things on my mind this week including second hand buildings, an old meets new kitchen remodel, my favorite workout leggings on sale, why you should be following me on YouTube, 18 months of climate crisis, public art in hidden areas, renovating with kids and dogs, environmental effects of nut milks, lake photos, and more!
I’ve been talking on the blog a lot about our home’s new layout as we approach the remodel of the kitchen. I’ve brought it up because first I wanted your opinion, then because you gave great advice, and then because I needed your help deciding, and then I teased my favorite layout, then I elaborated, and now I’m here to fully explain the new layout - in video form!
The things on my mind this week including Sarah’s kitchen makeover, thoughts on consumption, the true crime show I’ve been watching, history of paint-by-numbers, an 1820s farmhouse, cleaning windows, me in illustration, tips for recycling, podcast about building material sustainability, a recipe for summer fruits, and a kitchen renovation I’m glued to.
You know I love cleaning, and there’s nothing like squeaky clean windows! Now that summer is truly upon us, I know there’s no more rain in the forecast for several months, so I feels good to shine those windows up.
Window cleaning can be a struggle, they can turn out super full of streaks, and the process can create a lot of wasteful paper towels. But, as someone that ditched single-use towels years ago, I’ve found a technique that uses no waste and is 100% streak free! I also use this technique on my mirror, too.
The things on my mind this week including a simple neutral nursery, why zero waste is more than a plastic bag, why now is the time to foster animals, life expectancy and food, how much our homes have warmed, insight into small-town financials, and my June playlist.