Old House Walkthrough: The Jack and Jill

One of my favorite activities is to go to an open house.  I especially love to hit a craftsman bungalow that’s similar in size to my own house and see how they laid it out.  The first house I have to show you was almost like mine except the stairs to the basement weee at […]

Renovation Diaries: Kitchen Part 2 | Motivation and Clarity

At my weekly Al-Anon rallies we recite the Serenity Prayer at the beginning and end of each hour. The prayer reminds me that I must not waste energy on things I cannot control; and that I can direct my energy towards something more positive. Something that I can create, and grow, and nurture I call it […]

Renovation Diaries: Kitchen 

We moved into our home in December 2014.  The neighbors thought we were some pretty nutty Californians moving in during winter.  Turns out it was a very mild winter and the governor of Washington declared a drought for 2015. We bought our house sight unseen, except through photographs and a floor plan diagram my mother […]