Thursday, June 17, 2010

Joys of Home Ownership

There's a freaking snake in my holly bush!
Sorry for the lousy photo. Taken with a camera phone (my spare camera battery is packed in a box somewhere) while trying to keep a weary distance. Click the photo for larger.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Method Playground Challenge #70

Method Playground Challenge #70 is to use borders on a page. On this page I used borders in several ways:

- a subtle painted photo border
- a green punch out paper border
- a border strip trimmed from 12x12 paper
- a notebook edge punch
- a title trimmed from 12x12 paper

Friday, June 11, 2010

Lessons in Moving, Part 1

- Spackle in an inconspicuous location first, to test rather the paint in the garage REALLY matches the wall color.

- Confirm your start time with your moving company. Don't just assume that their morning starts before 1 PM.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Saw this guy sitting in a tree the other night:
Photo is lousy because it was full dark. But, I actually kinda like it, very spooky. Not to mention this one:


Seeing these photos makes me think I need more stuff :) .

Pay no attention to the other 18 medium sized boxes full of scrappin' stuff staged in another room.....

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Landscaping 101


Now we wait for them to fill out and find some other plants for the spaces.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Day 3

All the wood is laid in the Master Bedroom, and the floor has been cleaned:
And we have transition pieces to the tile:

Master Bedroom closets are done and the doors are back on:
Wood is laid in all the rooms except the Studio, which gets laid on Day 4. Quarter round goes in the Master on Day 4 and some places upstairs.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 2

We have floors!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 1

Okay, so it's really Day 7, but it's Day 1 of the heavy duty work inside the house. To this point:

Wednesday, May 26 - We closed on the house. Had an exterminator do the termite booster for the ground surface and an interior treatment.

Thursday, May 27 - First load of flooring delivered, carpet and pad removed. Started cleaning the kitchen.

Friday, May 28 - Phone, internet, Fios installed. Finished cleaning the kitchen. Shopped for a couch.

Saturday, May 29 - Met landscaper at house for consultation. Spent a ton of money on plants.

Sunday, May 30 - Moved first load of kitchen stuff to the new house. Purchased new couch, to be delivered in (ugh!) 5-7 weeks. Purchased rug for studio (to protect my new wood floors :) ). Purchased pull out cabinet drawers for pantry.

Monday, May 31 - Moved second load of kitchen stuff to the new house. Purchased curtains and curtain rods. Purchase ladder shelves (on sale!). Hung curtain rods.

And, today, Tuesday, June 1 - Wood floor installation begins with leveling the slab in the Master Bedroom, trimming the overhangs off the stairs, and notching baseboards.

Looking forward to actually seeing some wood on the floor tomorrow!

Method Playground Challenge 69

Method Playground Challenge 69 is a scraplift challenge! Here is my take on the original. Click here to see the original and all the other Design Team scraplifts!