I have now been to all of the places and seen all of the things and can tell you with complete confidence that nearly all of them are ugly. I did get this rug, though, which I can't wait to put in our new dining room.

Weekend To-Do

Jarrod is out of town this weekend, which means I am going to spin into a whirlwind of productivity.  I get this trait from my mom; we would spend a weekend with my grandparents and come home to find our bedrooms completely redecorated. On the to-do list: Get J's laptop fixed at the Apple store.  [...]

Hardware Bidness

Guys, I want to talk about hardware stores for a bit. Because it’s something I like to think about. The way I see it, Lowe’s is for the casual DIYer, the “weekend warrior,” as they might like to imagine themselves.  Home Depot is for men who do real work.  Lowe’s is clean, brightly lit and red, white & blue.  Home [...]