What does that sticker say? – Painted End Table

We couldn't believe what the sticker price was for this thrifted find and put our paint skills to work for this painted end table project.

We couldn't believe what the sticker price was for this thrifted find and put our paint skills to work for this painted end table project.  What does that sticker say? Once again we were out thrifting for a deal at our local Goodwill.  Jennifer spied a very nice looking end table - solid wood(we think it's cherry), very good shape, nicely made,  Ethan Allen table.  Jenn looked at the price tag, looked up at me wide-eyed and said "this table ... read more

Labor Day

Because it is a holiday, we have decided to take a break from the blog for the day to spend time with family.  But don't worry...we'll be back tomorrow with another great post!  We hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day! ... read more

Little House in Atlanta Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Little House in Atlanta.  If you missed part one, you can catch-up here  - Little House in Atlanta - Part 1 After renovating our Living Room, we tackled the Kitchen, which was a much more in-depth project.  When we first looked at the home we knew the kitchen had to go.  The layout was bad and wasted what could potentially be more counter space, not to mention the cabinets were hideous (I apologize if you have these ... read more

The Bees Knees…

Initially I was drawn to this cocktail for obvious reasons - because of its name... Bees Knees.   The Bees Knees cocktail originated in the days of Prohibition.  The phrase "Bees Knees" was slang during this era for "the best" or "height of excellence".  Bathtub gin was usually a concoction of inferior alcohol and grain alcohol mixed together - nothing short of gasoline.  As you can imagine this could pack quite a wallop. There are a couple of ... read more

Aloe is too big for her britches…

This aloe plant has seriously outgrown her current home.  It is time to re-pot  and move into larger digs. I selected a pot that had drainage holes, and was rather large.  This will allow enough room as the plant grows and the roots won't be crowded. I am not a plant expert - just a lover of plants that are easily cared for.  This is what I did, following left to right: Loosened the root base from the old pot. This particular ... read more