Category Archives: Pix & Plans

Photos of the house and my plans to make it much less crappy.

My Bitchin’ Kitchen: Part I

I have been planning my kitchen for a looooooong time. It’s been more than five years with this crappy set up where a kitchen should be:

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Where Am I?

I’ve made it super easy for you to keep up with my blog this year. It’s now June and I’ve only written two posts. Two. (Well, three, if you count this one…) See, I know you’re busy, so I didn’t … Continue reading

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Off The Chain

You may remember My Chain. You probably have your own chain. You know – those projects you have to do before you can do the one you really want to do. They all build on each other. If you don’t remember My Chain, (And … Continue reading

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One, Two, Three, Floor

I have one… two… three floors (AH AH AH!) to install in my crappy house.

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The Heat is On!

OMG, do I suck at making decisions! I agonize over them. Because once I choose something, it’s chosen. I have to live with it. No backsies. It’s ridiculously easy for me to remain stalled in a state of indecision purgatory. It’s sooo … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another

I know. You’ve been wondering when I’m going to get around to doing another big project at my crappy house. It’s all you can think about. (Besides thinking about your own life and stuff.) The problem with the big projects … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary to Me!*

Three years ago today I closed on my crappy house. My, how time flies! I thought I’d write a post to chronicle just how far I’ve come since the day I signed my name 47 times and relinquished all of my money … Continue reading

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My couch is in North Carolina. My pilot is on Southwest.

In 2+ years of searching online for couches, using every conceivable search term in the furniture universe, I had never stumbled upon The Comfortable Couch Company.  How is that even possible? Fortunately for me, only awesome people read my blog and … Continue reading

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I suck, but I have a plan.

I’m fully aware that, if I don’t keep you entertained, you will leave me. It’s in our contract. The one that says you will keep visiting my blog as long as I keep posting stuff about my crappy house. I … Continue reading

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Reality Check.

When Apartment Therapy asked if they could feature my brick wall on their site (see it here), I was so happy! If I didn’t think I’d break my face, I would have done a cartwheel.  Their only request: could I supply a more “finished” after pic than this … Continue reading

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Torn Apart and Reassembled

I got the keys to my crappy house on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. On Saturday, I showed up with my pry bar and hammer, ready to kick some ass and do some demo. As I mentioned before, I was very … Continue reading

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The Plan

I have so much I want to share with you, but first things first. This post is dedicated to the floor plan. Continue reading

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