Author: Jessica
I am a teacher, traveler, artist, writer, homemaker and a whole lot more. In January 2009, I bought the Cape of Dreams. It was the second house that I had ever owned, but it was the first that I bought by myself. I now live in the house with my husband Douglas, our dog Kahlua, and Crème de Menthe, the cat. Because, what life is complete without a little Kahlua and Cream? I love arts and crafts of all kinds, and I refinish furniture as well. We are slowly redoing our entire house. You can read about my projects on my blog

New Dry Wall – Nueva Tabla Roca

New drywall patches

The alternative title for this post could be – It is Advantageous to Speak Spanish! I am not sure how long the dry wall saga would have dragged out if it had not been for the fact that I had

Tagged with: , , ,

What Happened with the Walls? – ¿Qué pasó con las paredes?

Repairing cracks in the walls

On Tuesday, I had a mini-meltdown. It was not a good day. I just had a feeling in my gut that the walls were not going to be fixed to my satisfaction. Just the fact that the boss seemed to

Tagged with: , , ,

House Tour 2017 – Tour de casa 2017

Cape of Dreams August 2017

On August 04, 2012, just over one month after Douglas and I got married, I started this blog with my first post. Since then, I have posted a home tour every August. Here you can read the first one and the ones from 2013, 2014, 2015 and

Tagged with:

The Walls are Falling in on Us – Se caen las paredes encima de nosotros

Cracks in drywall resulting from insulation gone bad

OK. I might have exaggerated that title a bit, but the walls do have huge cracks running down them. I was hoping to give you the annual tour of the house today, but that is going to have to wait.

Tagged with: , , ,

The Star Gift – El regalo de una estrella

Purple Stained glass star

This weekend I received a lovely surprise in the mail. My friend Alison had sent me a purple, stained glass star that she made herself. I was touched beyond words. Allison is a friend that I met through this blog,

Tagged with: , , , ,

Painting It Pink – Pintándolo rosado

Dining room newly painted and decorated

The saga begins on July 19, when I decide that it is time to spruce up the dining room. Besides the unfinished trim, the walls were scuffed and shabby. I have also grown tired of the color that I picked

Tagged with: , , ,