Monday, January 10, 2011

Here We Go!

Well, here we go!

Since we're now well into January, I finally had to cave and take down my Christmas tree. So now this is what the corner of my living room looks like. Empty. Now my to-do list will include some furniture re-arranging...

Now, I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions, but this year I've made two: to start a blog (check!) and to learn how to use Facebook. I know, this second one seems silly, but I really can't seem to get my head around it. I've had a Facebook account for a couple of years, and still can't figure out how to post photos. So that will be my project for later this week. Sadly, I think this will include several mind-numbing hours of watching tutorials on YouTube. Yuck.

So back to the starting-a-blog resolution. My plan for this space is to share with you all kinds of things: amazing/pretty/super-cool things I come across in my travels or online, funny stories that happen to me and the trials, tribulations and (most importantly) successes of all the little projects I create for myself around the house.

For example, today's project was to finally install curtains in our bedroom. I'm ashamed to say it, but we've lived in this house for 3 years, and I still had not put up curtains. (Luckily, our windows face a wall, so privacy's not too big of an issue, but still!) Trying to drill holes into 120-year old walls is tricky. First, the walls are double-brick, then lathe-and-plaster, so do I need plugs for solid walls, or hollow walls? I never know, so always just end up guessing. So I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. Here is the result....



Made a few really messy holes in the wall, but luckily managed to cover them up. Here's hoping we don't wake up to curtain rods falling on our head in the night!


  1. That yellow wall is just awesome! And the beautiful teal curtains are perfect! I would never have known there were holes in the wall anywhere! Great job!

  2. Thanks! Yep, the curtains cover up those holes nicely. Gotta love that camouflage!