Life Lessons

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Things I have learned over the last month:

1.       If paint gets in your hair wash it out while it is still wet and don’t let it dry:

Even though you think it will wash out eventually. It doesn't. Like, ever.

2.        Hire people to do drywall work:

 Unless you have been patching walls since the day you were born this is something you are better off sourcing out, otherwise you will be a frustrated mess of sheetrock putty and dust that wants to start drinking... at 9 am.

3.      Dogs really do care about your kitchen design dreams and how difficult it is to decide between the cool Lucite cabinet hardware or the simple and contemporary white hardware:

 Especially if they are your own animals, and yes, I have been known to have conversations with other people’s pets and they definitely don’t care as much, rude. Sometimes talking to your dogs (or cats) can be as therapeutic as a trip to the spa.

4.       Don’t get irate, investigate:

Yeah, I can’t say I have totally learned this one yet. Why does it feel so much better to just yell at your washing machine when it overflows? Yelling is like, the least productive thing I could choose to do, I know. So, instead of being like me when faced with a problem that makes you want to scream, investigate the solution. Google will be your guide, your shepherd, a gateway of understanding; it will be that hunky boyfriend that knows how to fix everything.


While I have been learning these life lessons I have also been wreckin the ranch, and by wreckin I mean fixin. I also finally got the courage, and energy, to face the room of doom. You know the one, it’s the room/ office you cram all the boxes you don’t feel like going through into. That way you can trick yourself into thinking you are fully moved in. Walking around high fiving myself for being such a good “mover inner” was fun up until I needed to use my printer. It was in the box in the back of the room of doom, and of course, the box was not labeled, why would it be? Then I wanted to punch myself in the face for being such a bad “mover inner.” Ultimately the printer fiasco changed life as I knew it. Now I am about 50% through transforming the room of doom into the office of my dreams, (pics to come.) I’m also back to high fiving myself on the regular.

Small weekend project.


Cheapo pots from TJMaxx on triple sale because the finish was wearing off of them and they were ugly. 





I know, I seriously need to throw some grass seed in my backyard, either that or cover it in gravel. 

 More thoughts on the front porch thanks to a suggestion made by one of my architect/ artsy/ designer friends; Bluestone slate on the front porch and steps. After he said it and saw the light bulb go off in my head, he responded with; "I just gave you more projects didn't I?" Yes, yes you did and I totally love the idea. I am going to add it to my 75 page list of projects on the RR.

Bluestone looks like this....



Love right? Obv I will have to also Bluestone the sidewalk, that way I have a place to set up all the Halloween and Christmas decorations I have already started hoarding.


See you next week!


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