Friday Five: February 14, 2014

Friday Five: February 14, 2014

<< One >> Happy Valentine’s Day friends. I hope you’re spending the day with someone you love. You still have time to whip up some watercolor hearts! << Two >> It has been snowing for almost two weeks and as I type it’s still coming down. It looks like winter may finally be arriving in...
Explore: Powder at Sun Valley

Explore: Powder at Sun Valley

Well usually I space my winter activity posts over a longer time span and you don’t get them back to back. But since it’s the second week of Feburary and we’ve just had our first storm, I’m feeling unusually snowy. After a beautiful morning of cross country skiing on Saturday we headed to the alpine...
Explore: Cross Country Skiing

Explore: Cross Country Skiing

Sun Valley has finally – finally! – had it’s first big snow of the season. Much like northern California (where we get our storm patterns from) we are in a drought. If San Francisco isn’t getting rain we aren’t getting snow. Luckily, this weekend, the tides seem to have turned. The weather forecasters had promised...
Made: Large Rustic X Bench from Ana White

Made: Large Rustic X Bench from Ana White

I have always wanted a bench in our small entry way. A bench would not only be useful for putting on shoes, but would also solidify the entry as a “room” instead of a pass-through. Every time I was in a furniture store or thrift shop I looked for the perfect bench: narrow but long...
Friday Five: January 31, 2014

Friday Five: January 31, 2014

Happy Friday friends! << One >> My Sherwin Williams Color Resolution project is coming along, but slowly. I am currently in the process of re-texturing (by hand!) the bathroom walls. Do you want a sneak peak of the color? I thought so. << Two >> To get to a home supply store, or to any...
January Race Report: Billy Goat Loppet Freestyle Ski Race

January Race Report: Billy Goat Loppet Freestyle Ski Race

Instead of setting a mileage goal for 2014 (like I did last year, then beat handily) I am challenging myself to race once a month. I love the energy and experience of racing, it’s a great motivation to train and push my limits. Running races are hard to find in Idaho in the winter, so...
Friday Five: January 17, 2014

Friday Five: January 17, 2014

I’m trying out something a little new here on House Bella: Friday Five! I’ll share five things that happened during the week with topics ranging from the house, to running, to travel, and beyond. << One >> Even though it’s winter, I’m still running. Not as much as marathon training, but enough to keep my...
Saying Goodbye to Chevron: My Color Resolution

Saying Goodbye to Chevron: My Color Resolution

Chevron has had a good run in my master bathroom. The project, which I completed in 2011, has been a cheery and bright addition to my everyday routine. But it’s the new year, and I’m ready for a change in this small space. When Sherwin-Williams asked me to share my color resolution for 2014 I...
A Resolution for 2014: Buying for Quality

A Resolution for 2014: Buying for Quality

Happy New Year! December went by in a whirlwind of travel, skiing, and the holidays. Mike and I stayed in Idaho this year for the holiday season, and it was lovely. We carved out some time to relax, some time to go exploring, and some time to enjoy the spectacular festivities that happen around here...
DIY His and Hers Race Bib and Medal Display

DIY His and Hers Race Bib and Medal Display

Now that Mike and I are bona fide racers, it was time to figure out something to do with the stack of race bibs and medals that were collecting on the office shelves. Mike whipped up an awesome solution using scrap MDF, FrogTapeĀ® Multi-Surface, and some chalkboard paint. Begin by cutting a piece of new...
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