Monthly Archives: July 2015

 My basement renovation started off with a flash.  We ripped out paneling, pulled off wallpaper, and cleared the room of drop ceiling.  If you remember, we originally started with this…  And now, we have this…  We used waterproof green board in the entire basement – – walls and ceiling. We made the closet slightly smaller […]

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I have always loved mudrooms and foyers.  I’ve dreamt of cubbies, planked walls, reclaimed barn wood shelves and farmhouse sinks…all in a mudroom. But, such spaces aren’t to be in a small house with a small foyer.  However, just having a designated entryway is huge to me.  I mean, a place that is designed to store coats, shoes, dog […]

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The basement renovation hasn’t exactly been moving at the speed I had hoped.  However, this hasn’t stopped me from getting more ideas of what I’d love to see happen down there.  Namely, blue kitchen cabinets. I’m not sure of the exact shade of blue I’m looking for, though. I think Navy is the safest. But I love lighter […]

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I love cookies that work for dessert, breakfast, brunch and snacks…or maybe I just eat too much sugar?! Anyway, today I made these amazing biscotti.  They are perfectly sweet and have just the right texture – – not too crunchy.  These delights are a maple base with butterscotch chips.  And if that isn’t enough deliciousness, the top is […]

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 I started using essential oils about 2 years ago when my dog, Gigi, started getting ticks – – a lot of ticks.  She was on Frontline but it just wasn’t working.  Knowing I couldn’t add more Frontline to her, I searched for alternatives and came across the wonderful world of essential oils. Today I’m going […]

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