i'm baaaaack (or will be soon)

i'm baaaaack (or will be soon)

I took an unannounced, unplanned, and unexpected break. Please forgive me!

The holidays caught me a little off-guard, then as I was getting back into my swing, another holiday and a 4th birthday took me back. And all along the way, the political atmosphere made it hard to prioritize this blog, which sometimes seemed like a tiny paddle boat in an ocean of sinking cruise ships.

But then earlier this week, my lovely husband sent me an email reminding me of why I started this blog and what it means to me. It's my slice of distraction, my creative outlet, and my opportunity to share a piece of me with you.

So here I am, and here's some of what you can expect from me this month...

Refinishing Wood Furniture: I've been hoarding a beautiful wood shelving unit - that was once my Great-Grandmother's - in my parent's basement for a decade. After moving into our new house, and finally having space, my parents wasted no time in delivering it to my door. I then took on the task of refinishing it, and documented the process to share with all of you. I'll be posting a multi-part series on the refinishing process. Here's what I started with:

Another Flip: In a series of posts (similar to my last flip in parts 1, 2, and 3) I'll document another one of our flip projects, with before and after photos, lessons learned, and helpful tips. Here's a sneak peak of what we were working with:

* photos courtesy of Redfin

Thanks again for your immense patience and support, and I promise to give a warning if I'm ever going to take an extended hiatus again! :)

nanny sarah

nanny sarah

not your average knob

not your average knob