I Need Help With This Bathroom


There isn't a window in here, so it's hard to get a photo with so little light. So sorry for the glare from the new lights.

Small Home Tour: Asheville, N.C.

This small 1950s rental home has a total of 842 square feet.

Hurry Up And Wait Bathroom Project

Yesterday morning my daughter and Andrew came to see me. 

The Concept Of Hygge

I just received this book from Harper Collins. I haven't had a chance to dig into it yet.

The word "hygge" has been bandied about a lot lately.

Creative Visualization Technique For Relaxation

This is the creative visualization technique I use before sleep. (I have added some of my garden photos from last year because looking at photos of flowers and nature is relaxing to me.)

Making Mountains Out Of Mole Hills

Have you ever had a chip on your tooth, or rather, I guess you'd call it a chip out of your tooth, and your tongue won't leave it alone?

Being Creative In A Small Space Home

Sometimes we think there just isn't a solution to our small space living problems and we give up. 

Still No Bathroom & No Progress In Sight

Well, here I sit, Tuesday, Day 4, with no bathroom sink. And nothing more done.

Apartment Tour: A Chic Small Space In London

Katie, an interior designer, has lived in and owned this apartment in Camden, London for 14 years. It is 650 square feet.

Problems With The Bathroom Project

Sorry, no bathroom photos. We hit some snags. 

Winter Prep For A Spring Garden

I was sent this graphic about winter prep for a spring garden. And thought you might enjoy it.

Book Review: This Life I Live

Two people found one another and made sweet, sweet music together. 

Sisters & Maybe Friends

My youngest sister's name was changed when she was adopted. 

A New Book: This Life I Live By Rory Feek

Yesterday I received this book in the mail. I'm not sure how all these people find me, but I'm sure glad for all the reading material.

I had actually never heard of this couple when Sarah Frost emailed me about Rory Feek's book. But I started Googling and saw what a beautiful story this couple shared. 

It spoke to me, so I told her to send it.


This from Amazon.com...

The story she said he was born to write.

Her story. His story. The love story of Joey and Rory.

By inviting so many into the final months of Joey’s life as she battled cancer, Joey and Rory Feek captured hearts around the world with how they handled the diagnosis; the inspiring, simple way they chose to live; and how they loved each other every step of the way. But there is far more to the story.

In This Life I Live, Rory Feek helps us not only to connect more fully to his and Joey’s story but also to our own journeys. He shows what can happen when we are fully open in life’s key moments, whether when meeting our life companion or tackling an unexpected tragedy. 

He also gives never-before-revealed details on their life together and what he calls “the long goodbye,” the blessing of being able to know that life is going to end and taking advantage of it. Rory shows how we are all actually there already and how we can learn to live that way every day.

A gifted man from nowhere and everywhere in search of something to believe in. A young woman from the Midwest with an angelic voice and deep roots that just needed a place to be planted. 

This is their story. Two hearts that found each other and touched millions of other hearts along the way.

Available for Pre-order. This book will be released on February 14, 2017


And thank you Sarah Frost for finding me and offering to share this story with me.

About Sarah Frost:

Senior Publicist, Nashville
Originally from Texas, Sarah Frost has been infatuated with music since receiving her first George Strait cassette when she was six years old. After gaining experience in marketing, event production and social media, Sarah decided to move her talents to Nashville in 2014. 

Immediately she immersed herself in Nashville's entertainment industry, working with The Nashville Film Festival before joining The Press House in August 2015.

With a shared love of music and enthusiasm for the personal attention The Press House dedicates to each client, she complements the team by adding her fixation with meticulous grammar and passion for writing, as well as an OCD-level attention to detail and thoughtfulness to each pitch and press release. 

Her Instagram feed is often filled with too many photos of her dog, Dolly Parton-Madison, as well as screenshots of whatever Bruce Springsteen/Ryan Adams/James Taylor/Joni Mitchell playlist she's listening to today.

She believes that every client has a story to tell - whether lifestyle brands dedicated to mindful business practices or musicians changing the way listeners see the world with a lyric - and loves helping those stories make their way into the world.

Painting, Raging Pupsters and A New Book

Here you see a calm and resting Charlie Ross. Now watch this transformation...

Apartment Tour: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lucas is a graphic designer in Buenos Aires. This is his tiny apartment. It is 495 square feet.

He describes his style as "a bit of modern with Scandinavian and vintage elements, but above everything it's colorful and playful. I like to mix things I like and feel that represent me."

After living in a much bigger place (where he never felt at ease), Lucas finally found his home a year ago in this one bedroom apartment over an avenue in the Vicente Lopez neighborhood.

Autism: Is It A Family Thing?

It's been a week since I told you about my sisters. And some of you are probably wondering if there's been any further contact. 

Bean Soup & Icy Weather

Yesterday morning I started some bean and ham soup in my crock pot. I picked up one of those packets that have all kinds of beans in them. Even had a little packet of Cajun seasoning.

Pondering Spring Gardens

I love to turn on the tiny lights in the bedroom and read for hours, until I get sleepy.

Book Review: The Drifter

Sometimes in life, something happens, and it ends up defining us for the rest of our years. Something that perhaps was merely happenstance. 


Oddly enough, yesterday was quite warm. I wore shorts as I cleaned and mopped. Took the vacuum apart to clean. Opened the windows. For awhile I even had the air conditioning on!

Sometimes You Just Need Flowers

After a very cold and gray weekend, I woke up yesterday morning needing flowers. 

Apartment Tour: A Victorian In Oakland

Someone commented that they missed the apartment tours I used to do. So today that's what I have for you.

My Heart Is Heavy

A few days ago I found out that my two younger sisters had been found through one of those DNA tests. 

A New Project & Living In The Now

You're probably thinking, what does that bathroom vanity have to do with anything?

Women & Aging In Our Society

It's not all that easy to be an aging woman in a society that does not seem to value older women. 

New Books & Second Closet Finished

I just received these books from Harper Collins for review. Here is a synopsis of each from Amazon.com.

Be Your Own Best Friend

I didn't start on the closet. I was just too tired from the day before. 

Day 3: Second Bedroom Closet

Yesterday was the day I changed sheets, and cleaned the bedroom surfaces to clear them of dust. Where on earth does all the darned dust come from???

It was also a day of grocery shopping and doing laundry. It takes almost all day to do about 4-5 loads of laundry. Sheets, etc. 

Because I have a portable washing machine, it seems to take a lot longer to wash one load. Then it doesn't dry very well, so I layer clean damp laundry across various surfaces to dry. 

Okay, down to business. This is the other walk-in closet in my bedroom, just about three feet down from the other one.

I don't think it will be as big a project as the other closet, but I have yet to dig in to see what all I'm dealing with.

I am fortunate to have these two walk-in closets. But those are the only storage closets I have. 

No pantry. No linen closet. So most everything either goes here or into stand alone furniture.

As you can see, this is where I also store paint.

This is where I put summer clothing. Quilts, lamps, and whatever else doesn't fit into the other one.

This closet doesn't have the shelves the other one does.
So if I'm not too worn out from everything yesterday, I plan to start on the closet. 

How are you doing this week? Getting any purging/decluttering done?

Day 2: First Closet Finished

This is where the pupsters spent their time while I was purging and decluttering the closet. See Charlie's tongue? Heavens, how could you miss it!

Day 1: The Purging Begins

Two things here: 

1. I wanted to let you know that I read nearly 100 pages of this book last night. (The candle is on it to hold down the cover so you can see it fully.)