Category Archives for Home Improvement

Organizing – Near to my Heart

I’m an organizing nerd. There is nothing I like better than to sort and purge and then put back together so that it is all pretty. I once went and bought 20-30 spice bottles and then made labels so that … Continue reading

03. October 2012 by Johanna
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Promised Pictures …

So, I promised pictures of a few things, like the garage and the driveway. Here they are … Next step – build a workbench. We (meaning Tom and I) are having a difference of opinion about what kind of workbench … Continue reading

30. September 2012 by Johanna
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Still Alive …

I keep thinking, “that would make a great blog post!” and then never writing ANYTHING! Posts to come: Our vacation to San Diego – I even have pictures!  Just need to sit down and write Taking Spencer to BYU – … Continue reading

02. September 2012 by Johanna
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Look what we’ve been doing …

Our garage is the black hole of our home. Periodically I try to re-organize it, but it refuses to be organized. It just reverts to the heap of tools and camping gear and random tennis balls and tools (did I … Continue reading

18. July 2012 by Johanna
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And we’re done (mostly) …

So, here are the most recent photos of the kitchen.  Backsplash is grouted, under cabinet lighting is installed, even the quarter-round trim has been installed along the toe-kick.   It looks pretty darn good – just a few places to touch … Continue reading

30. November 2011 by Johanna
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The Backsplash

The kitchen is the first room I’ve ever tried to “decorate” without a clear picture in mind.  It has all been decided as we go.  I first wanted antiqued cabinets because I thought they would look nice with our counter … Continue reading

29. November 2011 by Johanna
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New Cabinets …

First – don’t ever believe the time line you are given when someone is going to do major work on a part of your house that requires you to take apart a portion of your house.  Increase the time about … Continue reading

27. November 2011 by Johanna
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Let there be LIGHT!

O.K.  Here go the remodeling posts …  first up, the lighting.  In our old kitchen we had this very eighties dropped light “fixture” that disguised the fluorescent tubes.  A very big, built in box that had those awesome plastic sheets … Continue reading

19. November 2011 by Johanna
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Household Notebook

So, I’m back with some pictures of my handy-dandy scheduler.  First, the binder I’m not ashamed to take into the grocery store! From 2011 WordPress Pics Isn’t it nice?  I especially like the closure (and it’s padded, which you can’t … Continue reading

11. November 2011 by Johanna
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Return and Report

So I’ve been AWOL – not deliberately, but I haven’t felt like I have anything interesting to say, or I’ve been too lazy to get my pictures uploaded.  Still, lame excuse.  Going to try and post more regularly. This post … Continue reading

09. October 2011 by Johanna
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