After preparing the woodshop space, I needed to build a woodworking bench. The important feature about the bench I wanted … Continue Reading My Moravian Workbench
I have wanted a workshop in our house for a long time, but I haven’t found the right space. Our … Continue Reading Javi’s Workshop
We are officially 39 weeks and two days into this adventure and still waiting on miss Penelope to make her … Continue Reading Arts and Crafts Weekend
Back in Nashville, Javier spent an immense amount of time and effort building up our garden from summer 2011 after … Continue Reading We Have a Garden!
Back in May when I first started posting about our projects for the new home, I mentioned three tasks that … Continue Reading What we didn’t DIY
We figured the wood stairs would be in worse shape than any of the bedroom floors because they endure the … Continue Reading Refinishing the Stairs Part 1
Utter contentment is chilling on the couch in between two big cuddly dogs listening to “An Elegant Affair” playlist on … Continue Reading Back to the Bedroom Refinishing…
Back in my previous life as a Sociology graduate student at Vanderbilt I was a big fan of a blog … Continue Reading Finished Gradient Dresser for Penelope’s Nursery
Over the last week I’ve been working on refinishing an old wood dresser that has been in my family for … Continue Reading Polishing Brass Hardware
There are three items on our must-do list this summer that have to be contracted out, and one major project … Continue Reading Step One: Refinishing Bedrooms
I have “it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to” stuck in my head, except the lyrics are … Continue Reading JaviProjects
You can bet your life is pretty chill when the most exciting thing that happens to you over the course … Continue Reading Paint Forever
When we moved to Louisville we decided not to move into our room until we took the carpet out or … Continue Reading Shine on, wood floors.
This fall I was inspired by a pair of adorable knitted mice and their maker Robin Nikkel to pick up … Continue Reading Knitting Yoda
I’ve been itching to write this post because, deep down, I’m pretty proud of and excited about my newfound flower-arranging … Continue Reading Adventures in floral arrangments
Our original plan after visiting Chile over last Christmas was not to return until 2015 at the earliest and 2017 … Continue Reading Arts & Crafts Wedding Prep
Last month, well before our 5-year anniversary date, Javier told me (with that “I’ve got a plan” gleam in his … Continue Reading 5 years as a Rodriguez
So, back to where I left off: I had these 5 huge logs in the backyard and I wanted seats … Continue Reading Fire pit seats
A couple of weeks ago our neighbor across the street decided to cut down a big tree from the front … Continue Reading One person’s trash…another person’s project idea!
Most times we are outside, we look at our fence and think….there must be something we can do about this … Continue Reading We are growing fruit too!!