Saturday, February 22, 2014

I Want to be a REAL Plant!

So you wanna be a gardener, kid?

If you've ever see the Disney version of Hercules, you'll have an idea of what's been going through my head at the prospect of doing any sort of landscaping.

Friday, February 21, 2014

What We're Starting With

I probably should've started with this post, now that I think about it, but ah well. Dreams of fairy tale cottages are more entertaining than house pictures--after all, I love it because it's mine, but there's no reason that you should want to see seventy pictures of my (messy) kitchen.

Still, since this blog is about how I'll be renovating, repairing, and re(...decorating) my home, I think that a bunch of pictures of Square One are a necessary evil. And, with no further ado, I present my house!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tudor Cottage Time!

I wish I lived in a castle.

Tudor Cottage = Gorgeous
I can't be the only one who read all those stories of princesses and knights and dragons when they were little, right? I can't be the only one who longs to live in a world where old-fashioned chivalry is not dying (though it's still hanging on by a thread). I joined the SCA--in part--to learn about some of the skills I read about and thought sounded fun, like sewing and archery. (Archery's a work in progress.) Besides, a man's house is his castle, so why can't mine be a medieval cottage, at the very least?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Welcome to my home!

Our new townhouse!
(Er, online home, anyway.)

But my boyfriend and I have a new physical home in the central Maryland area, and we're in the process of moving and decorating and repairing. It's perfect in every way, except for the roof and the chimney and the porch and the weather stripping and the counters... (The scummy flipper we bought from is for another post.)

Ash's name is the only one the deed, but I'm supposed to consider our house as, well, my home. So I will, and this will be a record of all the nifty things I attempt, like a garden, Tudor-style living rooms and gaming basement. Pictures of projects and my newly-sprouted plant babies coming!