Author: erin | Date: May 24, 2012 | Please Comment!
I love the unexpected things people delight in after a room is completed. Like the perception that there is a “new” window in this kitchen….although it isn’t new at all, just newly appreciated! This kitchen, new in 1991, was quite the hang out for family gatherings…but the owners couldn’t figure out why no one ever [...]
Author: erin | Date: January 20, 2012 | Please Comment!
Today the papers were signed and it is official! Our project house that has been sitting so pretty for so long will have someone new to love her. We are so excited! I was there today going over the paperwork and working out some details….had to snap a few pictures. I am so proud of [...]
Author: erin | Date: September 29, 2011 | Please Comment!
Well, I don’t know what you thought this post might be about….. but boredom in the bedroom, whatever kind we may be talking about, is not to be tolerated! Just this past week, something made me take an honest look at my own bedroom….and I began to YAWN. Now, it wasn’t always this way. I [...]
Author: erin | Date: September 12, 2011 | Please Comment!
As you may already know, over the Labor Day weekend, my dear cousins came to visit for the holiday weekend. We had a blast!! For four days our household occupancy doubled, the dishwasher ran two times a day, and people could be found sleeping in every nook and cranny of our humble old house. We [...]
Author: erin | Date: June 14, 2011 | Please Comment!
Last year I wrote a post about some clients of mine who were preparing to paint the exterior of their Dutch Colonial cottage, and had asked me to help with color selection and other details (you can see the original post here). I recently heard that they had finished painting, so I stopped by to [...]
Author: erin | Date: April 7, 2011 | Please Comment!
Just this week, after many months of hard work, careful planning, and many answered prayers, our little project house was put on the market! WOOOO HOOOO! I am very excited to show you some of the before and after pictures today!! I know you remember her forlorn facade from before: But take a look at [...]
Author: erin | Date: October 13, 2010 | Please Comment!
You know, Sweetie, I don’t know if you know this….but not all of us have the natural inclination to keep things tidy…. Sometimes people living under the very same roof can be as different as night and day! Not that I know of ANYONE that would fit that description! Although, maybe I could help you [...]
Author: erin | Date: May 20, 2010 | Please Comment!
I have the best job in the world. No, really. I do. You will never be able to convince me that your job is better than mine. Go ahead and TRY. Just a few Saturday mornings ago, while the birds were singing and the sun was shining, I climbed into my Honda with my travel [...]
Author: erin | Date: May 19, 2010 | Please Comment!
So, we have established that how you feel about where you live is pretty important. And my cousin had started in the right place when she recognized her frustrations and tried to put a positive spin on it. In one of her recent e-mails to me she had said: “Currently, I am pretending that we [...]
Author: erin | Date: May 16, 2010 | Please Comment!
A few years ago, a friend told me about a book that she had read that had really helped her marriage. It illustrated how all people have a love style, a certain way that they show and prefer to receive love. It can be words, affection, time….well let me just cut to the chase: if [...]