May rolled in like a hero and brought some fantastic weather. Off went the pants and on went the shorts! The city was flooded last weekend with legs and arms and all sorts of skin that had not seen the light of day since September. Not to be outdone by the short wearing masses, I dragged out...Read More
I did a whole hell of a lot of sewing last weekend. A marathon of sorts. I was adamant about getting the pergola and daybed finished by the end of the weekend. To accomplish this, I spent 13 hours sewing on Saturday. For realsies. El Granto helped too, measuring, cutting and installing grommets. What do...Read More
We have new outdoor drapes!Before I get to that, do you remember our budget friendly DIY outdoor drape project from a couple summers ago? They were cheap, quick and easy....but that's about it. One summer of use, and they became stiff, riddled with mildew, and a haven for spiders. Awesome...
Most home projects are practical. Fixing something that is broken. Improving something that will make your daily life better. Increasing property value etc. Then there are projects that are none of the above. They are the impractical high heels of the home world. Did you need them? No. Are you going to wear them to walk the...Read More
Two years ago today, I was relaxing in a cabana in Cuba at one of the most beautiful resorts I've ever seen. We were staying in the Royal Service Suites at the Paradisus Rio De Oro outside Holguin. It was a mini honeymoon for El Granto and I after we had to give up our...Read More
We made a large planter box for our cement front yard a few years ago. It served two purposes, it gave some greenery to an otherwise paved front yard and secondly it made people aware that it was our property not just a very large sidewalk, and thus in turn got them to stop walking...Read More