Beauty & the Budget

I want things to look beautiful, but doing things on a small budget is a beast. At least that’s how it is here at KerrTara (the name of our home – inspired by the hilarious, short novel “Please Don’t Eat The Daisies” and Margaret Mitchell’s renowned “Gone With The Wind”). We try to not let our low budget stand in the way…

Looking Up

I sure don’t envy those who do this job everyday! I thought after helping Kenney stomp and paint the kitchen ceiling that my neck was broke, and my head would fall off. lol But the pain was truly worth the gain! This texture is called a “knock-down” which is obviously more textured than a flat ceiling,…

What’s In A Name?

Today’s post will likely read more like a book review than a casual post on the transformation of our home, but I’ll take that risk. Besides, I plan to end on a note about the house anyway. No, I’m not talking about Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet either (from which my title comes from). The book I’m referring…

Our New Dot-Com!

Now when you click on a link to my blog, you will be whisked away to our new domain! Our web address just went from transformingahouse.wordpress.com to simply… I am hoping that this makes it easier for you all to remember where to find us on-line. Now you can more easily stay updated with our progress on the house!

Transforming…Your Skin! ♥

I know what you’re thinking! Eb is the last person who should be giving out skin care advice. It’s true I don’t always looked as dolled up as most of you. As a matter of fact, I wear very little make-up ever! I blame my over-the-counter make-up phobia. I have a fear of chemicals and…

Giving old furniture a new look!

I decided when we moved to only keep furniture and décor that I really liked…or those that I could turn into something I would really like. It was part of my decluttering goal for reorganizing and simplifying my life. I kept these pieces along with some others simply because they come in so handy since we,…

Playing In The Dirt

Over the past couple of days I’ve been playing in the dirt. O.K., your thinking, that crazy lady who bought that crazy house has finally gone mad. lol On the contrary, I’m very happy! I just finished putting all of my seeds in the ground. This was my first year planting seeds that we saved from…

Moms Are Superheroes Too

According to my 5 yr. old daughter, moms are superheroes too. The children and I went to the house yesterday to finish up some of those projects I started and posted about last…cutting up and bagging debris left over in the back yard from a pool, and cleaning out the garage for a storage room.…

Time Is Of The Essence

What a week this has been so far! I surely have enjoyed myself. Since Ken works on weekdays and the kids have activities in the evenings, I have been spending my afternoons home…that is at the new house. Of course I don’t know how to run electric or frame in a window, but the house…