Author Archives: Barbara Jo

Summer Settles In

Because so much has happened…so very much…that William and I have decided to take a break from the renovation. He has it so I can live here, but there is still much work to be done though is already showing … Continue reading

Posted in Life by Design | Leave a comment

White walls!

The ceiling has been painted with primer… and a few walls. It looks so clean and fresh! The cabinets arrived yesterday and are beautiful. I am very, very excited.

Posted in Life by Design | Leave a comment

At last…wood floors…a smooth ceiling…and lights!

Wide wood plank floors…now what color to stain? Look a the new ceiling! No more popcorn and beautiful inset light that can be used as focal spots…and they are all on dimmers!

Posted in Life by Design | Leave a comment

Laying the sub floor boards

A strong base is put down and I know what it means to have “firm footing.”

Posted in Life by Design | Leave a comment

The Escavation

Underneath the carpet…was no floor! There is nothing left. The room has literally been stripped down. It was shocking to realize the reason the floor sloped so radically was that there was never any floor! Beneath the carpet was only … Continue reading

Posted in Follow My Renovation! | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Spring Cleaning

I am going to have a facelift. I have been dreaming about if for years. Boring friends with all the “should I” or “shouldn’t I’s.” Now I am ready. I am going for it. I am going to renovate my … Continue reading

Posted in Life by Design | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Long Winter Begins To Thaw

It has been awhile since my last post, I confess with the guilty heart belonging to a long lapsed Catholic. There are reasons for both failings (for not writing and the gully splitting me from any organized religion), yet a … Continue reading

Posted in Seizing Moments | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Shop Your Closet

This is a guest blog written by Mary Frisby, my sister-in-law and professional stylist and shopper. She dresses women for any and every event (including me…from office to red carpet) she maximizes my minimalist wardrobe so it works overtime. Her … Continue reading

Posted in Life by Design | Tagged | Leave a comment

Forced to Live in the Moment

Well, as you may be aware, we have been socked with frigid weather and one of the hazards is black ice. I learned this when I took a fall last week and broke my arm. After much moaning and groaning … Continue reading

Posted in Seizing Moments | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hello!

Today is a Snow Day! A gift of winter that I relish. As the blizzard rages blowing clumps of snowflakes against the windows and driving frothing waves to shore, I sit nestled in the couch with my dog, reading and … Continue reading

Posted in Life by Design | Leave a comment