It’s been a little peaceful all over listed here since I endured an injury last 7 days that rendered me worthless for several times. I had returned from an exceptionally fun family reunion the past weekend in September and was in the middle of a several residence jobs when all of a sudden my again seized up and I threw it out and I couldn’t transfer. It’s in no way transpired to me before but it was my human body saying “hey sis, gradual down” so I was compelled to just lay on the floor with my feet up for 3 times having ibuprofen, icing the damage, and waiting around for the irritation to go down. Not entertaining at all.

Funny how when we come to feel confused we believe “if I could just sit and relaxation a minimal bit” and then when you are pressured to sit however from injury all you can consider is “This stinks, I truly need to get going, I have factors to do”. 🙂

It is the fourth day and I’m lastly equipped to sit in my office environment chair so below I am with a several dwelling updates. Very first, a insignificant refresh in the dwelling area. I took down my old white linen curtains and changed them with grey cotton velvet ones that applied to hang in the grasp bed room. They incorporate a small shimmer and luxe to the area and who does not enjoy velvet in the colder months. I was likely to do a slide home tour but the adjustments have been so insignificant I determined to wait until eventually Xmas when it’s all decorated extra festive for my daughter’s return dwelling from university.

In the dining area I updated the built in cabinetry by taking away two of the glass entrance doors and portray the cabinets a lighter colour. It was at first a mahogany stain and was finding far more red as time passed and it was experience like a darkish hole so in its place of changing the cupboards I improved the location into a considerably brighter location by priming and portray the cupboards.

I observe the exact same methods I constantly do when I paint stained cabinetry. Many paints proclaim to be a paint + primer mix and that is good for walls and trim, but for cabinets I usually use Zinsser or Kilz primer initial to grip the wooden and to block any stains from coming via. Just one coat is all you need to have.

I adopted up with a new paint brand I’ve in no way made use of, the Valspar Cabinet & Household furniture paint. I commonly use Benjamin Moore but I assumed I’d give this model a attempt primarily due to the fact it was a flat end and two coats covered sufficiently. The colour is a really pale taupe that seems like off white, it’s known as ‘Shoreline Haze’.


The satin nickel components bought a new golden glow with a minor little bit of Gold Leaf Rub n’ Buff. I also painted the backsplash as an alternative of replacing it so now it is a matte white that seems intentional alternatively than the shiny glass that was there in advance of. I’m wanting forward to location up a very little Xmas village on the open cabinets upcoming month.


We’re offering my daughter’s home a partial makeover because she’s not dwelling in the household anymore, she’s away at college on the east coastline. We’re heading to preserve most of her issues on cabinets and maintain her posters up on the wall so when she will come property for Christmas and summer time it nonetheless feels like her room but we’re changing the carpet and updating the linens and repainting the partitions so it can be applied as a guest room in her absence when the in-rules take a look at.

I really don’t want to be a single of all those mother and father who promptly transforms the place into a pastime space or household health club or anything like that when their child leaves. I do want her to really feel welcome when she returns. It’s a odd sensation cleansing out a teenager’s home, carrying out your most effective to regard their matters but nonetheless thinking how did all those people sweet wrappers and solitary socks and dust bunnies conclusion up in each and every crevice in listed here? 🙂


All the going household furniture and portray was what triggered my again injury so I’ve received to consider it simple all over the household for the following few times. We’re possessing the whole interior of the house painted this tumble and will be painting the exterior in the spring. We’re also updating the kitchen area with new upper cabinets and shelves, white quartz counter tops, and a extra modern-day backsplash much too. All those updates will be showcased in the coming months!


As all people is familiar with, Hurricane Ian strike Florida hard, in particular Fort Myers, Naples, and Sanibel Island. The devastation is certainly heartbreaking. As frequent viewers know, we bought a household in Sarasota, Florida previously this yr with the intention of eventually moving there. I invested the summer time in Florida fixing it up and we produced buddies with local residents and neighbors. Sarasota is ninety minutes north of the location most devastated. Right after the hurricane, our neighbor (who has been viewing our residence) informed us that there was no hurt to the exterior or inside which was a aid since we will not need to file any claims.

I’ll be traveling back again to Florida next 7 days to obvious up some fallen branches and continue on do the job on a couple of remodel projects in progress. I have previously produced some updates to the relatives home by adding a new credenza and established of sofas. The property is cozy and cozy and thoroughly furnished.


The motive I deliver it up mainly because we’ve decided to rent our Florida dwelling from December by means of April to any loved ones which is been displaced by Hurricane Ian.

So if you come about to know any one interested in a a few bedroom, two toilet furnished rental that is five minutes away from Siesta Essential seaside, you should speak to me and I can send out any intrigued social gathering current images of the areas and facts on the house. It is readily available December 1st. Critical inquiries only email —> [email protected].

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