No Bones About It – A House Update

Barring an unfortunate bureaucracy-induced tree removal and a broken window, the house renovation has been going pretty smoothly. And, honestly, thanks to my boyfriend, Andrew, even that hasn’t been too much of a hassle. There’s a lot to be said for the love of your life being an absolute powerhouse of support and positivity with an unmatched will to get shit done. Basically, he’s the … Continue reading No Bones About It – A House Update

Putting the H(e)art in Hartson

It’s been just over two months since I got the keys to Hartson House. We’ve got a long way to go, but I’m proud and impressed at what we’ve accomplished so far…especially since we’re only working weekends and an evening or two during the week. You can see the “before” photos here. Now for an update. What have we done so far? We opened up … Continue reading Putting the H(e)art in Hartson

Bathroom Demo

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I spent a few hours ripping apart our downstairs bathroom. While still usable, after years of abuse including the last year of construction debris during the renovation, it had seen better days. The bright spot is the door we painted yellow and the floor to ceiling built-in cabinets for storage. It’s a good size bathroom without being stupidly huge like … Continue reading Bathroom Demo

Feeling Powerful with Power Tools

There is little in my adult life that has left me feeling more empowered and capable than getting comfortable with power tools. Let’s be honest; they’re loud and scary and can cause serious harm if used improperly. But, they’re also useful as hell and designing and building shit is fun. I’ve wanted to learn how to work with wood and other materials for years. Conveniently, … Continue reading Feeling Powerful with Power Tools