grilling and smoking oh yeah!

I have a passion for smoking meats and grilling in general and I’ve got an awesome grill for at home. But I’ve tried three portable grills for our various RV’s that were really frustrating to use because of uneven temps. Those grills ended up in yard sales or the recycle bin over the years. I’ve shopped around and came close to pulling the trigger on … Continue reading grilling and smoking oh yeah!

we are learning to offer up and let go…

The time has finally come, we and the housing market have finally aligned for us to move on. We are selling, donating or pitching what our kids don’t want and getting ready to store everything we want to keep. The realtors we’ve talked to recommend we get almost everything out for showing the house. We don’t know if we are going to Full Time or … Continue reading we are learning to offer up and let go…

the fixx, yes one thing does lead to another…

I thought I’d have a break from projects once the bedroom shades were done, but Alice became anxious to get rid of more flower print. Alice got some more of the gray leather like vinyl and we started on the valances in the front. Altogether this partial remodel of Roman shades, valances and other trim has only set us back $350, so the wallet is calmer … Continue reading the fixx, yes one thing does lead to another…

in search of Romanesque shades part 4

Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither were our Roman shades. We really thought we would be finished making and installing three weeks ago but we missed that target (life and mother nature always have other plans). Sunday turned out to be a quiet day so we got back at it and not only did Alice finish the third Roman shade, we also recovered … Continue reading in search of Romanesque shades part 4

in search of Romanesque shades part 3

Our quest to conquer the Romans continues and Alice has been kicking the Romans tail big time. Once she figured out how the lift strings, the hanging strap with rings work, then she was able to get the upholstery measurements figured out. Once she got it pinned, she was flying through what the sewing machine could do. The final attachment of the front to the … Continue reading in search of Romanesque shades part 3