Author Archives: halapeno
As I was deciding to fly or drive to San Francisco (SF) from Los Angeles (LA) an article for the new BoltBus LA to SF bus-line came to my attention. So, I decided to make this an adventure and try out the new … Continue reading
Old Friend, You have been a faithful and glorious companion. We have seen many many things; San Diego, New Orleans, San Francisco, Mexico, Baltimore, New York, Miami, Washington DC, Japan, Santa Barbara, PCH, Hearst Castle, Fort Lauderdale, Monterrey, Hawaii, Cayucos, … Continue reading
Paint strippers can be caustic and expensive especially when you are restoring eighteen double sash windows and all of their hardware. I tried this solution to salvage my vintage window hardware. It’s simple, easy and works like a charm. Supplies: … Continue reading
Before After Now, it needs to be said that this will take dedication. Lots of it. No, not the arguing with the teenager – that’s easy. The training of the dogs! Please take time to review the many resources available … Continue reading
It just recently occurred to me that this is in fact a Lifestyle site, not just a DIY site. So, I decided to see how well this (phone) could handle all the things I need to accomplish for a full … Continue reading
A DIY Project Repurposed; a Project Cork Board Instantly Transformed into a Memory Board. Lickety-Split!
A spare of the moment re-purposing that supplied some breathing room and much needed relief. My Mom and I are feeling empty nest again with my kid back to Hawaii for school. Looking for a distraction she mentioned the pile … Continue reading
Thrifted to Gifted. What to do with All those Beautiful Frames You Find at Yard Sales and at Second Hand Shops: a DIY Jewelry Display.
Mom has been heaping her earrings in a cardboard egg carton since we downsized from her standing jewelry box. It was a great temporary solution but, it has long ago outlived its usefulness. Time for an upgrade. A DIY upgrade, … Continue reading
Apartment Therapy reminded me of how fun making your own costume can be. Thanks John Gleeson Connoly!
I have had this interesting vintage crate around the house for years. It has served many faithful functions. Until recently, I did not allow it in the house because I have freshly refinished oak floors and could not bare the … Continue reading