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

No we didn’t leave you

October 23, 2010Animals

We haven’t updated the blog in a while but I promise we have a good reason. A really adorable and good reason! House projects are being completed and blog readers’ opinions are needed but lately all the camera time has been taken up with our new addition; Hayward the Potcake Rescue Puppy! We will return to your … Read More


September 3, 2010Floors, Renovation

That last post about us ripping out the rest of the carpet actually happened about 4+ months ago. We were happy to get rid of the nasty carpet but the floors and stairs underneath were not much better and it made the house look kinda crappy when we had guests over. Here is what they … Read More

Carpet removal round 2

July 15, 2010Floors, Renovation

Well, after taking up the carpet downstairs I felt it would be a real pain the in the butt to pull the vacuum out just to vacuum the hall and stairs. Also, once we installed our fancy new lights in the hall we realized how dirty the carpet was. So up it came. I never … Read More

Drainage issues

June 25, 2010Exterior

When we had our home inspection the inspector pointed out that we had a few drainage issues at the back of the house. He didn’t seem overly concerned with it so we didn’t think much about it. Until one day when I happen to go into the crawl space when it was heavily raining outside. … Read More

The winnings!

June 6, 2010Decor, Lighting

A while back I posted about how I won a contest over on Atomic Indy. Well I got the goodies a while back but I figured the lights looked so good that I needed to repaint the walls. Also, we needed to wire up for a second light since the hallway only had one. Luckily there … Read More


May 17, 2010Uncategorized

I am happy to say that almost a year after we moved in I finally got a chance to bring my Vespa over. I am keeping it inside instead of the carport and luckily it doesn’t take up a whole lot of space. This is the first time in the 4 or 5 years of … Read More

2010 Northcrest Tour of Homes

May 8, 2010Northcrest

Every year there is a tour of homes in Northcrest. This is the second year I have been able to go on the home tour but it was the first time I got to go as a fellow Northcrester. It is so inspiring to see what other people have done to their homes.  House 1 … Read More