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‘Scoting the Walls – DIY Board and Batten Wainscoting

I am so glad to be making some progress on this project finally!  It was one of those out-of-the blue projects that just hits you one day (or in my case, the middle of the night…

Trout With Lemon Cream Sauce

We consider ourselves very lucky that we live so close to great saltwater fishing, bay and offshore, and I consider myself even more lucky that I married a fisherman.  I grew up going fishing with my…

Side Table Assistance

I am in need of some advice in our living room, some design nudging for a piece a bit different than my usual.  Here’s the sitch:  We have had this void in our living room arrangement…

Project DIY Pergola – Part 2 – Posts

I hope everyone had a good Easter weekend! We spent ours completing the first step of Project Pergola: setting the posts.  See our design plan here. Husband initially wanted to build the whole thing this weekend…

House Tour is Up

Before we delve into pergola-prep and wainscoting-priming this weekend, I updated our house tour page. Take a gander here and have a good weekend!  Happy Easter everyone!

Vegan Quinoa and Black Beans

I’ve got another quinoa lunch/snack/light dinner recipe (still on my quinoa kick).  This one is from TableSpoon from A Girl Who Ate Everything. I had quinoa already cooked from a previous recipe so after sauteeing the…

Project DIY Pergola – Part 1 – Planning

When we overhauled the backyard shortly after moving in to our home, it was without saying that we obviously needed some sort of an upgrade from the “pergola” the previous owners installed.  The only reason we left…

Garage Organization with Shelving

One of the three projects that formulated this weekend was getting our garage more organized by finding better storage solutions.  It had two bracket and board shelf systems and two large pegboards when we moved in…

Projects Galore

I finally snatched some photos for the Our House page and should have those ready to go tomorrow, probably in before-and-after form too cause who doesn’t love a good B&A??? Much to my surprise, our calm…

Sleek and Bright Master Bathroom Update – Part II

 We are finally home this weekend and I plan to get some quality clean-home-photographing and overdue cooking time in for next week’s posts.  Now that the baseboard painting project is on hold in the master until…

Shell All The Things – Decorating with Seashells

So I have collected many things in my life…keychains, fossils, bottlecaps, propellers, old books, snapple wrappers, Lisa Frank, and even a staple collection in 4th grade, I know…don’t ask.  Luckily most of those subsided before high…

Dark Envy – Dark Wall Paint Inspiration

Lately I have been swooning over dark and moody colors in rooms and wish I had somewhere in our house to give it a whirl.  I have completely fallen for the drama it brings while, in…

To Wainscot or Not to Wainscot

I was hoping to get back into town early enough yesterday to get a start on house tour pics but not so much, so maybe next weekend. One of the tasks during the master bathroom update…

Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad

*please pin from original recipe, thanks!* So continuing with my healthy salad kick today.  I love cucumbers, in anything, they taste so fresh and clean and there are so many things you can do with them…

Quinoa Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing

While breakfast is usually liquid form for me and dinner is out the window when it comes to true healthiness, I do like to try to have something on the healthier side for lunch during the…

Backyard Overhaul – Re-landscaping our Backyard

We have been in our home for four and a half years, which seems like it just flew by.  But looking back at our backyard’s transformation in that time, it feels like forever and a day…