That thing in the basement

January 16, 2012Decor

When we moved into the house there was this giant metal thing in the basement and we had no idea what it was. After a week or so we realized it was a divider that went by the front door. Apparently it was taken out when the floors were redone. For a while now we … Read More

New purchases!

January 15, 2012Decor, Lighting

We got some exciting new things today at Highland Row Antiques! A fun little plant stand for a great price! We don’t have a good outdoor area yet but when we do I will paint it a fun color and move it outdoors. For now I’m thinking it could serve as a sometimes tiny table for … Read More

Suggestions needed

January 3, 2012Decor

For Christmas Susan’s Aunt Sue gave us this awesome Satellite Bowl sold by MoMA. We immediately placed it on our dinning table and stuck some leftover Christmas ornaments in it. It looked great for the holidays but we are at a loss for what to put in it now. Do any of our readers have any fun … Read More

Modern on the cheap

December 30, 2011Decor

We have seen this done on a few other sites so we figured we would try it out ourselves. First take the interesting owl statue you got for free but is a little too 70’s looking. Clean the surface well to get rid of all the dust and oils from hands touching it. I used … Read More

We didn’t forget the blog

June 18, 2011Decor

Hello readers! Eric and I would like to apologize for being such terrible bloggers. We have no good excuse and can only give you the truth: We are lazy. Not with the house, there are a lot of new things going on there. And not even with taking pictures, there are tons on the camera. … Read More

Jabba the HUTCH!

April 9, 2011Animals, Decor, Furniture

I am excited to announce the arrival of a new piece of furniture! Finally! A hutch! I have been wanting one for a while. All my cute dish-type things have been hidden away in cabinets and drawers. Now they are out for all to see! I’ll do a more in depth rundown of those things … Read More

The den

November 28, 2010Decor, Den, Furniture

The downstairs den is one of the rooms we spend the most time in but sadly it’s one of the only rooms to not be fixed up well. Lately we have been trying to change that. Some new furniture and a little paint has helped a lot.  The biggest and most noticeable new piece is … Read More

Thanksgiving ideas

November 24, 2010Decor, Holiday

Thanksgiving is almost upon us! We are not hosting this year but here are some things I might be doing if we were! Oh Martha, you always make my crafty heart go pitter-pat. I love these turkeys! You are never too old for elementary school type crafts. This is like something from the Muppets (and that’s a wonderful … Read More

Halloween at the O’Cropolis

October 31, 2010Animals, Decor, Holiday

Here are just a few pics of what Halloween is like at our house. Sorry for the poor night shots. I really do need to get a better camera one day. Halloween! The day on which we traumatize our pets! -Susan Susan did a great job making this bat lamp thanks to an idea from … Read More