The Washing Machine Broke…

My washing machine broke back in October. That became the catalyst to redo the entire laundry area. The domino effect went something like this: Front-loading washer breaks. I hate my front-loader. I want a top-loader. Top-loader won’t fit in the laundry space. Must rearrange. Must tear down existing “laundry room” to make it work. Always hated that…

An industrial kitchen at home.

I’ve always loved the look of industrial elements repurposed in a residential setting.  My latest obsession is industrial kitchens in a home. Have you seen the movie Chef?  I am in love with it. Maybe because it takes place in Los Angeles and Miami, my two longest residences. Or maybe because it’s about food.  The…

New Dishwasher!!!

Dave and I decided a while back that our big Christmas gift to each other would always be something for the house.  I know it doesn’t sound romantic however, we are always happier with a home improvement item.  Truth be told I’m not big on diamonds but I am big on something that makes the…

My Big Fat Glass Jars

P has become my sou-chef in the kitchen,  so there is an ever present step stool for her.  A while back I was so excited to get a set of canisters from our cool neighbors.  As amazingly cool as those canisters were to look at, they weren’t very practical for my kitchen routine.  I ended…

Egg on My Walls

Sometimes I juggle too much.  I tried to make a quick meal before heading out for ballet class with P last week.  Thought I was so on top of it all. Dinner would be ready when we returned.  Instead I made a huge mess.  I left three eggs, in boiling water, on the stove and…

Canisters

Have you ever gone to the salon with a picture torn out of a magazine?  You’re eager for a completely new haircut and transformation!  After it’s all done you come home and look at yourself in the mirror.  It’s the same cut but you don’t look the same as the model so you’re a bit…

Same Place. Different Time.

November 2008 May 2010 Rarely do I post about the same thing on this blog and my other blog, Mamma May I.  However, on occasion there are subjects that integrate both my house and child.  Our 2.5 year old is now setting the table and getting some of her snacks on her own.  To facilitate…