September Acronym

Okay, I’m losing it.  Yesterday I thought, “Now that it’s September, this super hot and dry summer will be behind us.”  Um, no.  September was last month.  Because it’s October, here’s September’s monthly acronym recap.

Stripping down:  Peeling off wall paper backing and testing removal methods.

Excavating:  Digging up the back patio, fountain, and retaining walls.  

Prepare to drool: Over Ben’s giant ginger cookie recipe.

Transformations and transitions:  Giving a brass bar cart a chrome face lift and using silverware trays to organizing a few drawers.

Engineered art:  Five dollar engineering prints turned to large bedroom art.

Making progress and plans:  Painting the entertainment center (well, most of it), getting concrete cut to lower the pool house door (and a peek at the back yard plans).

Birthday bash: Dog themed with invitations and hand-made details.

Eco boost:  Picking out, preparing for, and installing new, energy-efficient windows.

Repair and repaint: Fixing a broken picture frame and painting dipped table legs.


Hopefully the cooler weather will push us back inside to work.  I’m hoping to work on the bedrooms.  Based on the survey, I know several of you are looking for more decor driven posts, and so are we (well I definitely am).  Also, we had a few requests to post more often than once each week day.  To test it out, I’ll be back with another quickie project this afternoon.  What do you think about posting more often?  So we can share a little project here and there?


August Acronym

Hello and happy Labor day to those of you in the U.S.  Hope you’re having a great long weekend!

Almost done: This is the story of our lives, nearly finished projects.  In August, we made a lot of progress in the main bathroom.  We’ve added a Sky Tube for natural lighttrimmed out theroom, and got everything painted.  Just have to build false drawer fronts and we can call the bathroom a wrap.

Uprooted:  A few walls and a floor.  One load bearing wall in the garage which we replaced with a beam, and the wet bar in the pool house is seeing a little demo, too.

Getting into sewing: I busted out my sewing machine to make drop cloth curtain panels for the living room and dyed them for a moody look.  Then I turned plain striped fabric into an X patterned pillow.

Unveiled:  The finished roof, shiny new garage doors, and how I make mood boards in Photoshop.

Small projects:  Adding the tops to our entertainment center base, fixed our broken couch, and V started tearing off the kitchen wallpaper.

Tried new things:  Norwex cleaning cloths (love those!) and a new Mohawk Home rug (also love!).

And now we’re in September.  Where does the time go?

What did you cross off your list in August?  What are your plans for September?   Are you excited for hot cider and apple crisp?  I know I am!