Scenario: It's Sunday. Lowe's is closing in 20 minutes. And despite my previous four trips to just about every home improvement store this weekend, I am missing one last item from the house that will let me finish my project. The only catch? I'm dressed in THAT outfit. You know the one. The t-shirt I've been DIYing in for two days—the one with paint on my left boob, a hole in the armpit, and the world's shortest short shorts because it's May and Atlanta and hot as hell in my garage and … [Read more...]

Friday Chaos


Today is one of those kinds of crazy days where I've committed to doing six more things than is at all logical, so we're just going to have a completely hodgepodge kind of post today to match.  But somehow, as it does most of the time, things will get done. Maybe not without a little more stress, but it will get done. Even if I have to slap someone, it will get done. And then I'll have fried shrimp tacos, and all will be right with the world. *********** At least I finished putting in … [Read more...]

Five Things Guys Just Should Not Say


Happy Valentine's Day!  This holiday doesn't hold much significance for a single girl like me, but I thought the day might be a smidge more fun to give you a new update about my love life, similar to here and here (despite my assumption that no one cares at all about my personal life, you guys sometimes ask, so I thought obliging every six months or so would be comfortable enough for me to share).  If you're not one of those people who is interested in this kind of stuff, feel free to just come … [Read more...]

Still Learning, Part 1


This is SO not how I saw this morning going. I woke up around 6:30 am to get ready for work.  And noticed the smell I'd caught a whiff of the night before was stronger.  It was a kind of smoky smell, which I'd first dismissed as dirty laundry (occasionally I find myself in a smoky bar or two, so had just assumed I'd forgotten to throw a t-shirt in the giant laundry pile and had instead peeled it off in my closet... which is unlike me, but still possible).  So, I started investigating. If … [Read more...]

The Island of Lost Toys


Apparently when you clean up a yard that's been covered in ivy for many years, you discover a number of things.  Mainly, lost toys. ... a frisbee ... a baseball ... don't forget about soccer! I think I may start a sporting goods store. If you haven't yet seen my new back yard (or as new as it's going to get for a while), you can check that out here.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend! … [Read more...]

Kitchen 2013: The I’m-Getting-Sick-Of-Gray-Paint Update

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Ok, I promised you a real kitchen update today (read: finally, a post with pictures not taken with my phone), and that's exactly what you're going to get.  But, brace yourselves... are you sure you're truly ready to see a real kitchen in the midst of a remodel?  We're talking the kitchen of a person who spends most of her time outside her home and has been without a functioning kitchen for weeks.  Not that I ever really cooked much in here before beginning the remodel, but still... it's where … [Read more...]

Rain Delay


This weekend was one of those where a LOT of stuff got done.  I was on a roll (no pun intended) with the primer (and also successfully getting. it. everywhere.).  Mom and Granny came over again to help me tackle some of the other projects (like Mt. Washmore and painting another wall in the living room).  And we even took Granny to Hooters for lunch (we expected it to be a laugh riot; it wasn't). But there were also a few speedbumps, like the rain.  In my pursuit of a perfect paint finish on … [Read more...]

Warping Hiccups


(another good band name idea) It's FRIDAAAAAAYYY! Oh, wait... that means I have school tomorrow. Just to prove that this is somewhat close to an actual update, I took my own advice yesterday.  Instead of walking upstairs, I headed right for the laundry room and made a dent in Mount Washmore.  Then I made a dent into the next project for the upstairs hallway. Those are paint sticks with the little handle-y ends cut off.  I have a plan.  At least, I'd better with that many paint … [Read more...]