Conventional Wisdom

John and I went to a gigantic home and garden show at Richmond’s downtown convention center last night. And boy were we stimulated. The combined Home Show Richmond and The Maymont Flower & Garden Show was bursting with local and national companies showcasing a staggeringly wide range of wares. And while it was chock full of really fabulous things, like these amazing seltzer bottles…

Seltzer Bottles

…it also had its fair share of unbelievably insane things, like this airbrushed bathtub:


But somehow, whether we were playing Where’s Waldo among the iron garden ornaments (can you find John?)…

Where’s John

… or checking out all things home & garden related (and a lot of things that were neither, actually) – we had a great time!

The show will be open to the public through Sunday the 24th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, so stop by for what’s sure to be a wild ride. Oh and if you arrive after 5pm (it goes til 9) admission is only five bucks.




Um, Where Is It?

That’s what we said when we first laid eyes on our house. Because it was more than just a little lacking in the curb appeal department. In fact, the front yard looked like this:

Yard 1

But we looked beyond the jungle and screamed “we’ll take it!”

All of our afters wouldn’t be half as dramatic if it weren’t for the horrifying befores. Which is why we’ve added tons of photos to our gallery page. So check out all the ridiculously dated before shots along with the much improved afters (and lots of never before seen “in-progres” shots). We’ve come a long way baby.