Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My current season

It is sure feeling like fall here in Southern Indiana.  That means watching the steam come off my cup of coffee in the morning, pulling out my favorite pair of Frye boots, opening up the windows during the day, eating lots of hearty soup, putting on my old, faithful jean jacket, cutting wood for the winter and sippin' pumpkin Chai from the Pourhouse.

It is also happens to be my birthday this week...41.  I never thought I would be 41!!   A lot of my friends are just starting their families.  They are still in that sweet time of parenthood when the necks of their children smell sweet! Not us. 

We are currently checking out colleges, meeting boyfriends/girlfriends, having senior pictures taken and paying lots of money for auto insurance.  
I wouldn't have it any other way.  I am so thankful and feel privileged to be able to watch my children grow into amazing young adults.   

Hope you are enjoying your current season!

Monday, September 2, 2013


It is a miracle!  I set a goal this weekend and it actually got accomplished. 


 First I took off all the existing trim and marked my studs...well, actually my stud helped me find the studs.

And then, with a little help from my saw and air-nail gun, I was off (how about that saw setup)

I used old boards that I found in my dad's barn (I love that place).  I  flipped them around so there was never a consistent pattern or look.  I have to admit, those first few boards I placed had me doubting myself, but the more I got done the more I loved it. 

Finished it up, rehung the trim and, TA-DA, fun spaceat my entry.  Hung a few of my old trucks, rehung the generic IKEA mirror and we are back to business as usual, except now the cute level has been raised.

I have to say, the hubster was pretty hands off with this project with the exception of finding the studs and helping with a trim corner.  If you are pretty handy with a saw and nail gun, this is a very feasible project for a party of 1.