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.
It’s the reveal of my kitchen’s cheap stop-gap makeover! When we got the keys to the house, I didn’t feel comfortable touching anything let alone eating anything in there. So, I did cosmetic improvements, a few functional upgrades, and lots of cleaning! We didn’t want to put too much money into it because we knew we’d be remodeling soon, so I made over the space with $600 and some elbow grease.
The things on my mind this week including apple picking, my puffy jacket for fall, art, my house in a magazine, a nursery I want to move into, a chocolate scorecard, who I’ve been listening to all week, urban farms as preschools, the One Room Challenge, tile overload, and more!
I’ve never been too big on decorating for the holidays. Sometimes I’m into it, but I mostly get tired of the tchotchkes and want my home to be clutter free again. Partly I don’t like the look, but I also just don’t like buying decor that’s cheap and will ultimately end up the the trash. BUT! Enter trash pumpkin. The decor that literally takes rubbish out of the bin and keeps it out of the waste stream.
Thank you all SO much for taking the time to give me your feedback last week! I got lots of great insight into who you are and what you’re interested in. I want to respond to some of the feedback I got because I think the comments raised some interesting points that are worth addressing!
The things on my weed including art and architecture, the San Diego Green Homes Tour, a jaw-dropping vanity, my hose nozzle update, a pantry makeover, trash pumpkins, Etsy design winners, two bee books I got, old houses as money pits, my monthly playlist, and more!
I’ve been talking about renovating my kitchen for years. And I’ve been talking about it on and off for a few months as the renovation is starting to pick up. But then I’ve been silent lately, and I owe you some explanations. A few of you commented on my reader survey that you want to see more frequent blog posts and you want to see this kitchen renovation get going. Believe you me - I do, too!
It’s time I hear from you! I’ve been writing this blog for over two years now and I’ve never done a reader survey - until now. Please take just five minutes to give me your feedback - it would really help out a lot!
The things on my mind this week including ten years of room transformations, today’s climate strike, a favorite shoe turned rain boot, a rustic home makeover, my feelings on fall, a basement laundry room makeover, the show I can’t stop watching, my beetle saga, what I look forward to every year this weekend, and more.
Over the weekend I attended an event to learn about straw bale home construction - a sustainable building material that benefits the planet instead of hurting it. The organizers also talked about regenerative agriculture, permaculture, and ethically sourced mezcal. It was really cool, and I want to share just a little bit of what I learned about a unique construction material with you!
The things on my mind this week including: spotting Instagrammers IRL, a kitchen I can’t stop starring at, new menswear, a sale on my favorite leggings, books I’m reading, a marble sink with soapstone counters, a mural that feels familiar, and more!