As part of my first townhouse remodel, I had granite countertops and stainless steel appliances installed in the kitchen. This remodel was my first major change in our townhouse. I knew that I was going to go on to repaint the upper level and to change out the carpets in all the rooms but I
What is a garden square? A long-existing city arrangement- a garden square is a communal garden found within a major city aligned on all four sides with typically rowhouses or townhouses facing the garden. I am familiar with the famous Savannah Georgia squares and there are other gardens squares with homes in the United States.
I was reading blogs on my iPad this morning and noticed a call out on new colors for Fall, black and brown, tans and grays. I found the combination attractive; especially the tan and gray combination. Before bed last night, I was reading a historical fiction mystery: a very light series set in late 1800
Today was my first online auction, and I am afraid I made a few mistakes and lost out on my favorite item. I noticed an auction sign at the entry to my allotment a few weeks ago. Initially, I thought the local country club was being updated and selling off the older furniture left after
My newest architectural salvage project involves the ceiling in my dining area off the kitchen in the Ohio condo. For the past two years, I have been redecorating the Ohio condo. We kept debating whether we should sell the big condo and go to a small house with land for a double workshop. In the
Today was my first online auction, and I am afraid I made a few mistakes and lost out on my favorite item. I noticed an auction site at the entry to my allotment a few weeks ago. Initially, I thought the local country club was being updated and selling off the older furniture left after
A few days ago, I posted about the demolition of my old master bath shower. HERE My old shower grouting failed, and I wanted to avoid grout in the new shower, so I opted for a cultured marble shower. I used Hartville Hardware Remodel as my contractor for the remodel and I a pleased with
We always had a walk-in shower. Last year when we remodeled the house, I decided to let the shower go until a later time because we had done so much on the upper level already. So the only change in the master bath was new granite countertops, set-in sinks, and a commode. However, the gods
Even though we kept ourselves busy traveling back and forth to Ireland, John and I still looked for creative things to do. John had been a full-time woodworker and I played around with antiques and crafts. To continue with our hobbies, we decided to sell antiques and handmade furniture. When John and I were first
I have always had a rose garden in every home we purchased. I moved to Ohio in the mid-seventies and planted roses which I thoroughly enjoyed. Roses do take a bit of work, and I am not the most caregiving rose owner. But I never experienced the problems with my roses that occurred this Summer.
This post will be a bit unusual compared to the regular posts I write. But, I wanted to share this past week’s odd moments with you. As you know, I live in a country suburb in Ohio. Right now we have a condo in a small homeowners association. Having the maintenance outsourced makes traveling back
I am not a seamstress. All my clothing gets sent out for alteration. I do have a modern sewing machine because I wanted to be able to hem my pants and skirts. I am a short person, you know vertically challenged? I also wanted to use the machine for crafts but have never been able