Category Archives for Home Improvement

Merry Christmas!

It’s the day after Christmas and I’m still in bed in my pjs at almost 10am. It’s so nice to just be lazy after the last minute rush to get to Christmas. Though this has been my best December personally … Continue reading

26. December 2012 by Johanna
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The Great Bedroom Shuffle

I’ve waited a long time to post this because I was waiting to be done with Spencer’s room and it didn’t get finished until right before he came home from BYU. We decided to move Haley to the basement when … Continue reading

20. December 2012 by Johanna
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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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