For Sale By Owners


It’s been an interesting few weeks around here, and this picture pretty much sums up what we’ve got in the works… Yep. We’re putting our current cottage on the market and we’re hoping to start a new adventure a little closer to Kev’s family! They live in the next town over (about 40 minutes from […]

Home Goods


We love a collected look, and really enjoy decorating with both old and new home goods to create a fresh and inspired feel. We started helping Kevin’s brother Kerry re-decorate his family’s living room a while back… …and although it’s not finished yet, it does look a lot different than the “‘before” photo now. Kerry […]

Gift Card Giveaway


One of the best parts of being on the True Value Blog Squad is being able to host home improvement-related giveaways. This week, we’re giving away one of these little guys… It’s got a hundred bucks on it, and it’s good at any participating True Value store. (Click that link to make sure the True Value […]

Fall Decorating Ideas


Just a quick post to wish you a happy weekend, and to let ya know we’re partnering up with our friends Sarah (Thrifty Decor Chick), Rhoda (Southern Hospitality) and Kate (Centsational Girl) for another round of fall-themed decorating ideas link parties this year! Kev and I will kick things off on Tuesday, September 18th with […]

Guest Bathroom Update


Once upon a time there was a guest bathroom. Half of it was finished… …and half of it WASN’T finished… One day, waaaay before it’s owners had saved up enough money to re-do it, SOMEONE got ants in her pants and attacked the wall above the tub with a hammer while SOMEONE ELSE was at […]

Compassion Bloggers

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My joints and calf are feeling much better now, and of all my moments spent resting & reading on the couch last week, this one was my favorite: The moment my inbox said I had an email from this guy… His name is Shaun Groves, and he works with Compassion– a child sponsorship and advocacy organization. […]

Instagram Anstagram’s


We joined Instagram a few months back and we’ve really had fun using it. Neither of our Mom’s are on Twitter though, so I thought I’d blog about some of our favorite “an-stagrams” (animal Instagrams) for them here today. You know- so they could keep up with their grandpets. (Hi, Moms! Instagram is a free photo-sharing […]

Master Bathroom


Well, my appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon went well, and my rheumatism flare-up seems to slowly be un-flaring (thanks to a cortisone shot in the tukus- yowza!). Kev’s been working on our master bathroom while I’ve been confined to the couch, and although it’s not a major makeover (more like a “paint bucket special”- ha!), […]