Sunday, October 11, 2009

The Falling Leaves

This is the beautiful oak tree outside my house. Happy Fall.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Here are some great handmade earrings from my good friend Gretchen Keller of GKellerDesigns. Some of the gems she uses are freshwater pearls, faceted labradorite beads, coral, mother of pearl. All made with sterling silver. Check out some of her other pieces.


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Take Him Out to the Ball Game...

I treated Gene to a Yankees game on Saturday. What fun we had and they won! New stadium is beautiful.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Addition of Facci fixer upper

Gene finished framing the entire kitchen. We installed all the windows and doors and the shingled the roof.

Gene will be climbing in Nepal for 5 weeks, so not much will be happening for awhile.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Kitchen framing

Gene and I framed the kitchen this weekend. I learned so much!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Our fixer-upper

The inside of the house before we gut it. Through that small door in the background, is the river. We tore off the back of the house.

This is the house we purchased on the Esopus River to fix up and flip. We've already demoed most of the inside and tore off the back of the house. Our main project right now is building the new addition onto the back of the house. Originally we were going to split it into a kitchen and mudroom leading out to a deck, but after consulting with a great architect and friend, Barry Price, we're going with a full kitchen. Thank you Barry!

These pictures reflect the inside of the house facing the River and the start of the kitchen/addtion. Gene poured all the peers and did all the framing... that's me with the nail gun.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

An Eggcellent Easter

This is the bonnet I made for the parade. I'm in the front, that's my sister, Cookie, in the back. I had a smashing time.