Client Sleepy Oaks

Oh hi there! I am so sorry I have been MIA for so long. I have been having a very busy year, and unfortunately, I neglected my blog for far too long! But I am back now! (again.) So please don’t hold a grudge against me, I need another chance!

One of the projects that I am really excited about is my Sleepyoaks client. They are a very sweet young couple with two little ones, and they bought a beautiful new home on the water this year. The hired me to help them do their master bath remodel, and I am in LOVE with this project! I went by the other day to check on the progress of the work, and I am just dying over the floors that were just installed. Continue reading “Client Sleepy Oaks”

Green Thumb Wannabe

I am having MAJOR anxiety! We are supposed to be “planning” our landscape. I feel like there is no plan. Well, it is actually much more accurate to say that there is literally no plan. We are planning to go up to a nursery to look around at plants tomorrow, but how can we pick plants? We don’t have a plan! I don’t want to just pick some pretty things that look great in the pot, but don’t have any impact in the yard. Which, by the way, I don’t know if you read my post about my trip to Bellingrath Gardens, but my expectations are unrealistically high after visiting that place. Continue reading “Green Thumb Wannabe”

A Tribute to Stephen Hawking

I cannot write the fitting tribute that Stephen Hawking deserves. Still, I would like to try.  Impressive as his professional career was it cannot be overstated how inspirational of a man he was to the disabled community, which so often is overlooked and forgotten by society. It is astounding to me any man who could not control his own body and lacked the physical strength to even be able to speak could accomplish so much. He was told at the age of 21 that he had only 3 years left to live when he was diagnosed with ALS. Yet he managed to survive to the ripe old age of 76! It is impossible to review the span of his life and not be touched by the amount of adversity he had to overcome just to get through a day, much less make significant new discoveries in the way modern physics came to understand black holes. Continue reading “A Tribute to Stephen Hawking”

It’s all happening now!

It all started one early spring afternoon in 2014 when Sean and I were walking our dog, Clover. We were walking our usual route, and I noticed that there was house under construction on a cul-de-sac off of the road we were walking. We never would turn down onto that circle, it felt too intrusive and private for us to stray into. But it was shady with lots of trees, and very pretty. Since there was a house under construction, I said I wanted to go check out the permit box to see who the builder was. We walked over to the site, I checked the permit box, and then we noticed something you couldn’t see from the main road. A forclosure sign in the front yard of a large house at the very back of the circle. We were curious, and walked up to the house, and peered in through the double French doors on the front of the house. We were impressed. High ceilings, wood floors, shiplap walls, a fireplace, open concept living/kitchen. Continue reading “It’s all happening now!”