porch rebuild

It’s hard for me to believe that I started tearing apart and rebuilding my screened in porch in 2012.  It only took me 6 years to get this project finished. The problem was that the previous owners had built the porch out of untreated wood and let’s just say, that doesn’t hold up for very long to the outside elements.  This is a photo of … Continue reading porch rebuild

curb appeal

How important is the curb appeal of your home to you?  More important than the interior?  Judging by many neighborhoods, curb appeal doesn’t seem to rank very high on their priorities.  Although you don’t see the interiors of most homes, you do form an instant opinion of someone’s home or neighborhood based on what you see outside. I don’t personally know which I would rank … Continue reading curb appeal

springfield extravaganza

I spent this morning at the Springfield Extravaganza Flea Market in Springfield, Ohio with my daughter.  It’s a 3-day event held on the third weekend of May and September and is always best attended on the first day, because the good stuff goes fast.  From experience, the absolutely best things go on Thursday, which is set up day for the vendors, and the entrance fee … Continue reading springfield extravaganza

barn sale

My sister and I went to a lovely barn sale at French Hen Farm today.  Every Mother’s Day weekend they have a 2-day spring sale, and then starting in June, the barn is rented out for weddings.  It’s a picture perfect farm with a beautiful red barn, pond, farmland, and of course, chickens. The barn is lit by several dozen different and beautiful chandeliers, giving … Continue reading barn sale