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!
*Thanks to everyone for your encouragement and feedback on my previous post. I meant every word of it, and still do... It's always funny to me how 24 hours changes things. Yesterday, I felt like Socrates penning his dissertation. Today (I have my kids back from their grandparents' house and) I feel like Dale Jr. … Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu Inspiration
Since we finished the laundry room earlier this month, we've been plugging away at a few small projects. You may remember that the dining room - previously the formal sitting room - has no lights! It's on the north side of our house, so things get pretty dim in there as the day progresses. I … Continue reading Light It Up!
It's done! Andrew and I completed the finishing touches on the floor last night, the kitchen is put back together, and this mama is a happy lady. We started this project about 10 days ago, and while it hasn't been a perfect experience, I'd say it's been a good one. Most of our work was done … Continue reading Tiling the Kitchen Floor
We are finding "the new normal". Natalie is 4 months old, everyone sleeps through the night 95% of the time, and most weeks have some sort of routine. Andrew and I are loving the past few weeks, mainly because we haven't been here! We spent last weekend in Asheville celebrating my good friend's wedding. … Continue reading Sweet Summertime.
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
When we finished with our planked powder bathroom wall, we ended up with two extra, very similar boards. I knew immediately what I wanted to do with them - rustic kitchen shelving! So, I set out to find some dark, simple brackets... I looked online but ended up finding what I liked best at Lowe's. Andrew … Continue reading Reclaimed Barnwood: Kitchen Shelving