Edging the Planters

We’ve been saving up old bricks for quite a while now with the ultimate goal of lining the front flower beds. We …

Rain Chain Update

When we first installed the rain chains, the chain on the south side of the house could easily drain into a rain …

(Re) Building the Fence – Part 1

We usually spend Memorial Day weekend at the Pedaler’s Jamboree, a  bicycle/music festival/camping trip on the KATY Trail so imagine our surprise when …

Backyard Bocce

When we first bought our house, we knew we’d have to take our projects one at a time. Making the inside livable …

Back Stairs

After a successful rebuild of the front stairs, Jonathan decided to tackle the back stairs once the weather warmed up. As with …

Splash of Color

Not too long after we completed the back patio, I gave Jonathan’s old bistro table and matching chairs a coat of glossy black …

Gutter Extravaganza

During a rainstorm a couple weeks ago we noticed our gutters were overflowing. Since we really only have one tree near the …

Storm Clouds

The weekend we installed the rain chain certainly turned into a test of how well we installed everything. It was a beautiful …