Our House Category


dark walnut

In food, I don’t particularly like walnuts, but on my floors it’s perfect. Yum. We chose Varathane brand’s Dark Walnut wood stain. It really goes well with the previous owners’ maroon trim that we discovered behind the quarter-round, don’t you think? Also, due to concern, I would like to state that I was in fact… Read more »


omigosh omigosh omigosh

These were the first words out of my mouth upon seeing the glorious color of my NEWLY STAINED HARDWOOD FLOORS! “omigosh! omigosh! omigosh!” …these were also the words out of DanO’s mouth every few hours when he stopped and contemplated JUST HOW MUCH WORK this project was. Let me break it down for you. Step… Read more »


are we talking first or second coming?

I cleaned out the fridge this week (hold your applause…) for the first time since Christmas (Ew. That’s gross, Allison.) Along with deviled eggs long forgotten and a package of hamburger buns of steel, I found a couple of expired jars. This jar of queso dip reads “Best by JAN 07 2010 BC”. Pity, I’m… Read more »