It is been a small silent around in this article due to the fact I suffered an injuries last week that rendered me useless for several days. I experienced returned from an extremely enjoyment family reunion the last weekend in September and was in the center of a couple of household projects when all of a sudden my back again seized up and I threw it out and I could not go. It is by no means took place to me before but it was my overall body declaring “hey sis, gradual down” so I was forced to just lay on the flooring with my feet up for 3 days using ibuprofen, icing the injuries, and waiting around for the inflammation to go down. Not pleasurable at all.

Funny how when we feel overcome we believe “if I could just sit and relaxation a little bit” and then when you’re forced to sit continue to from damage all you can think is “This stinks, I actually need to have to get shifting, I have things to do”. 🙂

It is the fourth working day and I’m at last capable to sit in my place of work chair so here I am with a several property updates. First, a small refresh in the dwelling space. I took down my outdated white linen curtains and replaced them with grey cotton velvet kinds that made use of to hang in the grasp bed room. They increase a minor shimmer and luxe to the place and who doesn’t like velvet in the colder months. I was going to do a tumble room tour but the variations were being so slight I decided to hold out until eventually Christmas when it’s all adorned extra festive for my daughter’s return dwelling from higher education.

In the dining room I updated the created in cabinetry by removing two of the glass entrance doors and painting the cabinets a lighter colour. It was originally a mahogany stain and was having extra pink as time passed and it was feeling like a dark hole so alternatively of changing the cupboards I altered the space into a substantially brighter location by priming and portray the cupboards.

I observe the very same actions I often do when I paint stained cabinetry. Quite a few paints proclaim to be a paint + primer blend and that is excellent for partitions and trim, but for cupboards I constantly use Zinsser or Kilz primer initial to grip the wood and to block any stains from coming through. One particular coat is all you need to have.

I followed up with a new paint brand name I’ve never employed, the Valspar Cupboard & Household furniture paint. I generally use Benjamin Moore but I believed I’d give this brand a try out in particular mainly because it was a flat finish and two coats protected adequately. The colour is a extremely pale taupe that seems like off white, it’s called ‘Shoreline Haze’.


The satin nickel components bought a new golden glow with a very little little bit of Gold Leaf Rub n’ Buff. I also painted the backsplash as a substitute of replacing it so now it’s a matte white that looks intentional somewhat than the shiny glass that was there before. I’m searching ahead to location up a very little Christmas village on the open cabinets upcoming month.


We’re giving my daughter’s area a partial makeover due to the fact she’s not residing in the property any longer, she’s absent at university on the east coast. We’re going to protect most of her matters on shelves and maintain her posters up on the wall so when she comes home for Christmas and summer time it still feels like her area but we’re replacing the carpet and updating the linens and repainting the partitions so it can be utilized as a guest area in her absence when the in-legislation take a look at.

I never want to be 1 of people mothers and fathers who instantaneously transforms the area into a passion area or house health and fitness center or some thing like that when their child leaves. I do want her to really feel welcome when she returns. It is a weird feeling cleansing out a teenager’s room, executing your best to respect their factors but nevertheless questioning how did all these candy wrappers and solitary socks and dust bunnies end up in every single crevice in listed here? 🙂


All the going furniture and painting was what caused my back injury so I’ve acquired to consider it straightforward all around the dwelling for the up coming few times. We’re obtaining the complete interior of the residence painted this slide and will be portray the exterior in the spring. We’re also updating the kitchen with new higher cupboards and shelves, white quartz countertops, and a far more modern day backsplash as well. Individuals updates will be showcased in the coming months!


As all people is aware, Hurricane Ian strike Florida difficult, especially Fort Myers, Naples, and Sanibel Island. The devastation is certainly heartbreaking. As common viewers know, we bought a household in Sarasota, Florida earlier this calendar year with the intention of at some point relocating there. I invested the summer months in Florida repairing it up and we made mates with local people and neighbors. Sarasota is ninety minutes north of the region most devastated. Immediately after the hurricane, our neighbor (who has been viewing our household) informed us that there was no destruction to the exterior or inside which was a aid because we will not want to file any statements.

I’ll be traveling back again to Florida up coming 7 days to very clear up some fallen branches and carry on get the job done on a several rework initiatives in development. I have previously produced some updates to the relatives area by including a new credenza and set of sofas. The household is cozy and comfortable and completely furnished.


The purpose I deliver it up mainly because we’ve decided to lease our Florida residence from December through April to any spouse and children that’s been displaced by Hurricane Ian.

So if you occur to know anybody interested in a a few bedroom, two lavatory furnished rental that is five minutes away from Siesta Vital beach front, please speak to me and I can mail any fascinated celebration current images of the spaces and aspects on the dwelling. It is obtainable December 1st. Major inquiries only email —> [email protected].

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