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
Now that Derby is over, my brain has officially switched into summer mode. It’s a byproduct of growing up here; … Continue Reading Buena Buena update: Vintage Summer
Most people know that I love orchids and, fortunately for me, Leslie developed a love for the plants too (although … Continue Reading Caring for Phalaenopsis Orchids
I’m so happy right now – January is my jam. I am a little bummed that the holidays are over and I hated … Continue Reading January and Minimalism (the documentary)
Beyond the wood floors, we’ve been adding other small details here and there to the house that have certainly made … Continue Reading More Odds & Some Ends
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.
“I’m a Louisvillian again.” “We live in Louisville now!” “Louisville is my new, old home.” “Louisville is my hometown.” All of these … Continue Reading That’s so Louisville
This fall I was inspired by a pair of adorable knitted mice and their maker Robin Nikkel to pick up … Continue Reading Knitting Yoda
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!
These past couple of weeks have been exceptionally warm, so the garden in the back and the beds in front … Continue Reading Garden update! Roses, peonies, pansies…!
It’s spring! It’s gardening time! Javi has been working on a hydroponic garden – more on that later – and … Continue Reading Signs of Spring in Nashville!
Out of the blue one afternoon on gchat Javier tells me that he wants to try to make sushi. I’m … Continue Reading Making Sushi