It's the start of a new year, and the start of a whole new (BIG) to-do list for the house! 2018 is going to bring some exciting and dramatic changes to our home, and I could not be more thrilled. We took a bit of a break in December, and I realized never shared the … Continue reading The 2018 To-Do List and a Lighting Update!
We moved into this new house last June and promptly started renovating everything in July. We have been here now for 9 months, completed a ton of projects, and are still plugging along. Overall the experience has been largely positive. I understand that DIY is not for everyone, but Andrew and I are having a great time working … Continue reading Before & After: A Full Home Progress Update
One thing that gave me pause about buying this house is that there is no official mudroom space. We had ZERO storage space at our house in Chattanooga, and everything just seemed to pile up on the end of the kitchen table. While there is a separate laundry room in our new house, it's not close enough to the … Continue reading How To: Fake a Mudroom
Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I look forward to decorating every year. Making old stuff fit into a new space can be challenging and I thought I had "a lot" of Christmas décor until it just didn't go very far in this house! But, I have managed to come up with a few festive vignettes in each … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
I blogged here a few months ago about the nursery for Baby Girl (we are sooooo close to a name!). I have been wanting to make a floral mobile to go above her crib, and this week I found the time to start! Actually, that's not entirely true. I was procrastinating and decided that playing with … Continue reading A Happy Friday, Indeed.
There is something immensely satisfying about three fourths of a renovation. There is also something amazingly frustrating about it. When we started this whole process mid-July, Andrew and I drafted up a Before Baby List knowing we wouldn't be able to do everything we wanted prior to her arrival. We are close enough to the … Continue reading Three Fourths.
I took Mac to spend some time with my parents in North Carolina last week. It was an un-rushed, relaxed trip with very little on the to-do list - my favorite kind of time with them. I love watching them enjoy their grandson. Trips to NC always include shopping (and loads of coffee!) I haven't posted … Continue reading Charlotte Thrift Haul