Before it’s always been “Apartment Redress.” Now that we are living in a house, I’ll continue the redress projects in my home. :)

First though, I want to give you an overview of the place. Today’s post is going to show what it looks like now. As we fix things up, I’ll post about it.


I love our house. There are so many great things about it–like this sweet mashy jungle of a Japanese Quince Bush. It’s a wonderful bush to have. It was so pretty when we looked at the house in spring, but now it’s crazy out of control and needs pruning. I’m going to research it a ton and I’ll show you how I cut it back to something more manageable.


On to the porch. Wow I love it! I’ve always wanted a porch, but you know what would make it better? Some planter boxes, a new mail boxes, and a porch swing. That’s three fun woodworking projects right there.

Okay, I’m not going to go through the whole place and tell you everything I want to do. Here is the grand tour:

Check out the flickr set to read the comments about each picture. Like the picture of just grass – find out why that area of the yard is a hidden treasure.

Over the weekend I felt very wonderwoman-ish. Me. Kristin Roach. Unclogged a basement drain. Hooked up the dryer. Fixed the washer. Installed blinds. Put together the kitchen. Made 2 great meals. And mowed the lawn–a 2 hour ordeal with grass everywhere.

That’s all for today. Jason and I have some projects planned for the weekend so I’ll have plenty for show and tell on Tuesday. We’ve even joked about video recording some of our adventures and making a video podcast out of our adventures.

Happy crafting!

Kristin Roach