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List No.17: So Far at The New House

I had a super busy Easter weekend but I got a lot done. Here’s what:

* Gutted the kitchen (except for pesky stove…)

* Pulled up about about 960 nails (averaging 30 nails x 32 planks…) from kitchen floor.

* Tore up floor in Wille’s room.

* Tore up floor in attic room.

* Painted Wille’s room.

* Painted attic room (will need third coat this weekend…).

* Got countless bruises and scratches. Honestly, I look like a scratched up salami.

* Turned one of the compost heaps.

* Spread compost in flower bed at the front of the house for a tad bit more curb appeal..

* Mowed lawn.

* Fertilized lawn.

* Watered lawn and flower beds.

* Played with neighbor puppy Kenzo. Too cute!

* Taped off hobby room for spray painting this weekend.

* Bought very cute vacuum cleaner.

* Bought sink & paint supplies.

* Got three splinters.

* Had way too many cookies and too too much soda. No champagne.


I thinks that’s about it. Oh, I also took the old kitchen cabinets down to the basement with Wille’s help. I’ve decided they won’t go into the laundry room, but the hobby room instead. I think it’ll turn out great!

And yay! It’s the weekend again! This week flew by and I can’t wait to get more done at the house!

Happy weekend!

Ljust och Fräscht



Haha! I received a book by snail mail from the authors Fredrik Lindström and Henrik Schyffert. Fredrik and Henrik are well known to a Swedish television audience as comedians.

I’d translate the book title “Ljust och Fräscht” to “Light and Airy”, ie what everyone wants their home to be. They’ve done a layman’s study on Swedish home design and are discussing the interior design mania that we’re experiencing right now. The book includes lots of fun lists such as “Things you should have gotten rid of” (Bruce Springsteen on cassette, The Lion King bath towel”…), “Items that can be turned into mini bars” (globes, jukeboxes, grandfather clocks…) but the basics of what they’re saying is really true, we’re obsessed with home design and at the moment it needs to be light and airy!



I so wish there was an English version of this book because I think you’d love it. Meanwhile I’ll be re-reading it and giggling because it’s all so very true and I’m right there wanting my new home to be just that, light and airy.

Alternate Use of a Fridge



So, with the kitchen being completely gutted the fridge is the only remaining storage unit. I realized it can hold other things than just milk, champagne and cookies.

The bottle rack is perfect for paper towel rolls and those veg drawers can hold just about anything I noticed. My hand cream is nice and cool after a hard day’s work, the dish washing brush nice and fresh and the glasses are always pre-chilled at our new house. Perfect for champagne.