Ya down with OCD?

True or false? It’s not what’s on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Pssh. Duh. FALSE. If it were true, there would be no such thing as Home-Owner’s Associations, that show Curb Appeal, or people who design book covers for a living. We’re humans. We tend to notice the outside of things because … well, that’s just what we see first.

Brienna was not in love with the outside of her home or the first-impression it gave. It was little sad, a little dreary, and off-centered enough to drive her batty. Seriously, who designs a house with three windows on one side and four on the other? I’m twitching.




My OCD and I can relax now, however, thanks to Brienna’s handiwork. She brightened up the entire exterior and restored balance to the universe by removing that fourth window and adding a porch-sized portico. Perfect!

New landscaping, a pretty mint-colored door, windowboxes and a new brick walkway complete the look

See more on her site Brienna Wagner.


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Getting stoned

Hiiiiiii gang!

Remember me? It’s been a long time. Ok, like two weeks, but that’s a long time for me to disappear. So sorry to do that and leave you hanging. I’ve received lots of sweet emails and messages asking where the heck I am and if I’m OK, and what’s the deal. Thanks so much for taking the time to check on me.

Here’s the deal. I got my first ever kidney stone. HOLY SHARK BUTTS, it’s literally the worst thing I’ve ever done. Zero out of five stars – do not recommend. If you’ve ever had one, you’re likely nodding your head in agreement and shedding a tear of solidarity.  I don’t have a worst enemy, but I wish I did so I could NOT wish this on them. I’d rather be in labor. Truthfully. #1 – It’s shorter, and #2 – free baby for finishing.

It’s been an extra fun ride. My body responded like the champ that it’s not: becoming fully incapable of functioning and inviting a bunch of infections over to party in my organs. So I’ve been down for a while.

But I finally got in to the doctor, and got some medication, and look at me, I’m sitting upright and typing again and thoughts are kind of flowing out of my brain sort of, so I think I might just make it after all.

Anyway, just wanted to give you a heads up! Thanks again so much for all your kindness and concern. We will return to your regularly scheduled blog … eh … when I feel like it. But probably soon.

Your friend and kidney stone survivor (so far),



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Sebring It On

I’m not at a loss for words often, but today’s kitchen makeover might just … you know … do … that.

Actually, I am at a loss for words often, sort of. Example: the other day I was trying to say the words ‘chocolate chips’ while literally holding a bag of chocolate chips in my literal hand, and the only words that kept coming out of my mouth were ‘carrot cakes.’ Like, Lindsey, that’s not even close. Get your life together.

Mom brain, it’s real.

Anyway, I’d love to make some carrot cake cookies or whatever in this beautiful kitchen from the makeover masters at Sebring Services.

sebring kitchen makeover before


sebring kitchen makeover after

Nope, I would never cook in this gorgeous kitchen. It’s just too perfect to muck up with such frivolities as cooking and eating. Pshh.  I think I’d just invite people over to come look at it. And charge them admission.

sebring kitchen makeover before 2

sebring kitchen makeover after 2

“Hi! Welcome to my new kitchen. Please come in. Here, have a small cup of water. Don’t touch anything. K, bye!”

sebring kitchen makeover before 3

sebring kitchen makeover after 3

But seriously, isn’t it fabulous? Everything is so crisp and serene, simple but still plenty of visual interest, from the backsplash to the pendants to the wood casing on the windows which warm it up an keep it from being too stark.  Perfection.

Check out Sebring Services for more, they have a huge remodeling portfolio to page through which is a great way to spend half your day!

sebring kitchen after

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Ghost of Bathrooms Past

Barb had a problem with her bathroom, and the problem was that it was haunted.

It wasn’t really haunted. But every time she went in there at night, the bathrobe hanging on the wall totally looked like a ghost and scared her witless.  

That isn’t even a true story, I just made that up. But it could be true. It very likely could be true. That’s probably why she knocked out the bathrobe-wall and expanded the shower instead.

Tiled Bathroom Before


tiled bathroom shower after

Or maybe she just wanted a beautifully tiled new shower, who knows? How am I supposed to know? What am I a psychic?

Ghostbuster or not, she now has a fabulous non-haunted new bathroom to enjoy.

tiled shower before


tiled shower after

Look at all that space! Look at that fabulous tile! And look at all that spaaaace! Not only did she open it up with wall to wall glass, she gained so much more by extending it all the way to the ceiling too. Best trick in the book.

Fabulous job Barb!

See more on her blog Turtles & Tails.

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