posted by K | filed under Ooh, Pretty!, Writing | Leave a Comment

My writer friend Dana is not only an awesome writer but a self-promotion goddess. I’m told that to be a successful author, it’s useful to have this skill, but when it comes to shouting from the rooftops about my writing, I’ve always been more of a whisperer. Until now. Dunh-dunh-dunh. Thanks to Dana’s not-so-gentle prodding, [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Ooh, Pretty!, Paint, Simplify | 6 Comments

My official painting T-shirt is back out of retirement! The last time I busted it out was seven months ago, when we were preparing for our home study, and I decided impulsively to paint the hall bathroom with a pint of dark green paint we had lying around. Turned out there wasn’t enough paint to [...]

posted by K | filed under Adoption, Bathrooms, Ooh, Pretty! | 8 Comments

We weren’t planning to do anything else to the half bathroom to prepare it for the home study. I’d already cleared off the counter, cleaned everything, and organized the closet. But then I made the mistake of telling my mother about it. Lately, she has been an overflowing fount of unwanted advice. I think it’s [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Ooh, Pretty! | 7 Comments

The master bathroom project is so close to finished that we could finally hang the vintage style glass shelves I bought from a few weeks ago. Ooooh, pretty! We ran out of caulk, so we have a little caulking left to do and some paint touch-ups, a towel hook or two to hang, and [...]

posted by K | filed under Finds, Ooh, Pretty! | 5 Comments

I’m feeling as giddy as a schoolgirl about the two new decorative objects in our dining room, so how ’bout a little show and tell? 1. Our souvenir from New Orleans (besides two dead-useful neon green grenade-shaped cups) is this antique toy trolley. We found it at a tiny, narrow antique shop near Jackson Square. [...]

posted by K | filed under Ooh, Pretty!, Shopping Disease | 3 Comments

I have bought one thing recently: a much-needed mirror for over the master bathroom sink. Way back in May, I hung a white Tyvek envelope on the wall to evaluate the ideal shape and position of the mirror. The envelope stayed there these many moons, so long that when I finally hung the new mirror, [...]

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