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  1. Deb
    April 8, 2015 @ 12:08 am

    To be allowed on Instagram you must photograph your feet standing on rugs. You must do this weekly at a minimum. Twice a week is better. Preferably find kilim to stand on. Do you have rugs? I haven’t seen you talk about any crazy rug escapades. That explains why you haven’t been on Instagram yet. No kilim rugs, no instagram. One exception is if you happen to travel somewhere with really cool tile, you can photograph your feet on the tile. And you have to casually mention where you traveled. Preferably you crossed over an ocean to travel there. I am not picking on anybody – I have grammed my own feet on rugs overseas! Because it’s just what you do there even if you try to stay above it all. It happens.


  2. Nina
    April 9, 2015 @ 3:53 am

    It already looks so promising!! Or at least crazy-making which is how I feel about every room in the house. But, you know, onwards and upwards! Looking forward to future posts.


  3. judy
    April 9, 2015 @ 11:20 am

    I always return to posts to read your commenters who are by far the most articulate, erudite group I’ve encountered in Blogger Land where there is a weird amount of vituperation and a paucity of Wit or Wisdom. I got a chuckle when it occurred to me that the Kitchen may be your Dénouement since you seem to have completed the other rooms. What will you and Paul do when there is no more room for improvement? You could relax and enjoy your triumph…….. but somehow I don’t see that happening! You probably have a bid in on a 10,000 square ft. monstrosity that has been occupied by wild animals and condemned by the City! I can’t wait! Another year of Happiness for me .. a nightmare for Paul and Euphoric Ecstasy for you. Who could ask for anything more?


  4. Yvonne Angus
    April 11, 2015 @ 7:03 pm

    Years ago, when we totally gutted our kitchen, I had two kids, one four and one eight years old. I cooked in a microwave, and on an electric double burner like they use in dorm rooms. We had a half bath BEHIND the kitchen, in the den, right by a slider to the back yard. I washed our dishes in that bathroom sink for 6 agonizing months!

    That said, I found it hilarious that you are eliminating the elimination room!

    I once painted my son’s nursery a clown yellow color. He was a very hyper child…now I think the paint color may have caused that!


  5. Lynnski
    April 12, 2015 @ 10:34 am

    TORTURE!!! Please show us your vacation video from the island of Versailles.
    SOON pretty please?


  6. Catherine
    April 14, 2015 @ 10:30 pm

    I love Instagram (can’t believe I haven’t looked for you before!!!) but your analysis of what sorts of photos to take had me in stitches. So true! I truly cannot wait to see how marvellous your kitchen ends up.


  7. Shawn
    September 27, 2015 @ 4:52 pm

    I have read this post before, but rereading your kitchen posts as I dream of the day when my kitchen can be described as something other than “interesting”, or “decrepit” I noticed what appears to be a random door behind your fridge. I thought the portal to Narnia was in your living room, not the kitchen?


  8. Susan Macdougall
    October 6, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    When I redid my kitchen, lo these 10 years hence, we were without for 9 weeks. Somehow it all got done!!! Oh yeah- you forgot to add ‘fun and flirty’ to your instagram list.


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