Where I’m Meant to Be

There’s been moments in my life where I’ve been completely, 100 % convinced of what it was I wanted. I felt that way most recently when I first laid eyes on my house. It was meant to be.  Many days have come and gone since the wife and I closed on our house, and many… Continue reading Where I’m Meant to Be

Reflections of a day well spent

There’s something about home-ownership that brings a smile to my face. Whether it be mowing my lawn, helping the wife with her landscaping or even cooking dinner in our tight fitting kitchen, I’m in love. Not that it’s been all roses and sunshine from the get go, but nothing in life is ever perfect.  The… Continue reading Reflections of a day well spent

A Tale of Two Cities in Upstate NY

Under most circumstances I would never think to make a comparison between my business and a famous Charles Dickens novel but in this case it seems fitting. The opening line in Dickens’s famous novel, A Tale of Two Cities, starts with the words “It was the best of times it was the worst of times.”No… Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities in Upstate NY

It’s a Wonderful Life in Upstate NY

It started seven years ago. Like most of us, I’ve come to embrace certain holiday traditions that I recreate every holiday season, whether it be attending local festivities such as Troy’s Victorian Stroll or along with my wife throwing a lively Christmas Eve bash. One of the most recent traditions fulfilled this year was our… Continue reading It’s a Wonderful Life in Upstate NY

Faux Finish Fireplace

I’ve come to notice over the years that there seems to be two types of people; those that love painting and those that hate it. I’m definitely one of those people who loves it. Whether it be through transforming a room with nothing more than primer and paint, or something more elaborate like a sponge or faux… Continue reading Faux Finish Fireplace