One couple's journey of buidling and decorating on a budget in New York.

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  • A new life for a little side table.
    on Sep 17, 2012 in Small Projects Painted Furniture
    The village where we have out home has a once yearly annual yard sale, I had never heard of anything like it, and going to get a coffee, I was in shock that every single person had a stall at their yard, it was fantastic. I turned the car around to...
  • This day eleven years ago
    on Sep 11, 2012
    Has it really been eleven years. The day all our lives changed forever. Getting on the subway this morning came with anxiety as i get off at the busiest hub in Manhattan, that i considered calling in a personal day. Let's never forget that while s...
  • A DIY Wedding.
    on Sep 10, 2012
    Even though I always refer to Darren as my hubby, we are in fact still engaged! Weddings are just too expensive, and with two houses, one crazy dog and relatives constantly visiting from overseas, we just can't justify spending thousands of dollars o...
  • Cutest Table Ever {Seriously}
    on Sep 7, 2012 in Painted Furniture
    I just came across this post on another blog ( and had to share it, as I have an old piece of furniture sitting at home for months, wondering what on earth I was going to do with it... well, now I know.
  • At The Picket Fence: Stenciled Fall Jar…autumn words of change
    on Sep 7, 2012 in Small Projects
    This is a project I'm really looking forward to doing this weekend!! To see the original post, go to where i took this from, such an awesome idea!   Here’s how you can make your own Stenciled Fall Jar to capture all...
  • Energy Saving
    on Sep 7, 2012
    I'm sure we're all guilty of it, leaving the A/C on all day, when sometimes there isn't a need, or leaving the lightbulbs in the hallway on at nighttime. Seeing as we're building our new house, every.single.penny.counts! ha! I absolutely love this c...
  • Miracles do happen, we have a new couch
    on Sep 5, 2012 in New Furniture NYC Apartment
    Even we know our limitations, and building a couch is one of them. While we did look at Ana-Whites website and pick one to make, we figured the show room furniture at Ikea, that is sold at 50% off would be A) less stress B) instant gratification We...
  • Outdoor Living
    on Sep 5, 2012
    Snakes, spiders as big as your head, poison ivy, poison sumac, poison sandwiches in the local grocery store! Okay, i made that last one up, i was on a roll. Living the city full time, we sometimes think we've spotted a star, then quickly realize tha...
  • Laminate, on the ceiling?
    on Sep 4, 2012 in House Construction
    Our ceilings are tall, too tall, but we love them (we designed them, so that's our story and we're sticking to it) Every color we picked just seemed that wee bit not right. Yet Darren persisted with his idea of laminate on the ceiling. We were real...
  • Painting ready baby!!
    on Sep 4, 2012 in House Construction
    Over the weekend, my lovely and fantastic and awesome boss (yep.. that's what it takes) offered to send one of his workers up to the house in the mountains to do a little taping, well, to be honest, I may have implied that it was a wall, and it didn'...
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