I have plans for restoring the main floor bath in our bungalow. Someday I’ll put back the subway tile that was taken out and put in a more appropriate pedestal sink. I’m even thinking of stenciling the walls and maybe a shower curtain, too. But all of these ideas are just dreams at the moment, […]
Like a few million other households, we completed our Harry Potter library by picking up our pre-ordered copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows over the weekend. I’m really looking forward to reading the final adventure of my favorite young wizard and his friends. If you’ve finished the book already, don’t tell me about […]
We found this cute little footed dish at an antique shop in Rochester. It was part of the china collection for the Hotel Radisson in downtown Minneapolis. Ms. Bungalow’s grandma worked at the Radisson for many years, and in a family without a lot of heirlooms, this is about as close as we will get […]
Let this be a reminder to all of you who scribble your lumber measurements or angle calculations on the wood itself: for posterity, use nice handwriting and check your math. As I continue the demolition in the room that will (someday!) be our second child’s nursery/bedroom, I found these nice examples of carpenter graffiti on […]
We enrich our garden with manure and compost in the Spring, but when Ms. Bungalow was reading about compost in The Practical Gardener’s Encyclopedia we found an idea for an organic mid-summer garden booster: a nice home-brewed bucket of compost tea. This “tea” should be just as refreshing for our plants as a nice glass […]
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Who needs Miracle Grow? Compost is free, keeps waste out of landfills, and makes plants happy. Our master gardener friend gives her plants a diet of compost and manure and her vegetables and flowers look like they were grown next to a nuclear reactor. Composting can seem complicated because there are a few different methods […]
Some days you’ve just got to make it up as you go along. Like when the handle on my kitchen faucet finally broke for good after months of gradually increasing weakness and wiggling. Obviously my preferred solutions will be to replace the broken handle or get an entirely new faucet, since it also leaks a […]
After the great time Truck and I had picking up mulch, I could hardly wait to hook up for another outing. This time, I thought we could pack up a few things from my place and go for a drive. I’ve been collecting debris from my nursery project for over a year just waiting for […]