Goodness, life gets busy... especially this time of year! My theory is that it's partly because everyone is throwing festivals and football parties like it's a blissful 68 degrees outside. We go because "Fall!" and that's what you're supposed to do, yet we all stand in the heat and melt because it still feels like the inside … Continue reading Updates!
Oh-my-lanta... It has been a busy two weeks. Andrew has been busy on call with a bunch of screaming, laboring women. I bit off a big chunk of writing work and literally have been burning the sunrise and midnight oil trying to get caught up. My mom's 60th birthday is on Labor Day this year, and my parents are flying … Continue reading Painting Hallways & Reaping Contentment.
We have rooms done. Like, I can walk in and not immediately think "I need to do X, Y, and Z". The best (unexpected) part about this is that our house is starting to feel like home. Up until now, I have felt like we were working on someone else's building. Now, when I walk in and … Continue reading Before & After: THREE Room Reveals!
I headed out to the Gas Lamp Antique Mall yesterday to kick off the week! I keep a running list of "always looking for" and antique markets are a great place to find unique pieces. Several of the things I am always keeping my eyes peeled for: Trays: Big, small, wicker, glass, wood, you name it... I love … Continue reading Mondays are for Antiquing!
This week has been quite different than expected! Last Friday, I was working at the house and managed to mangle my foot up pretty badly. I will spare you the details and gore, but suffice it to say that there have been a lot of stitches, x-rays, and doctors. Right now it is healing well, I … Continue reading Recovering Dining Room Chairs!
This week has been full of progress! When I look at the grand scheme, it's easy to get discouraged because sometimes it seems likes 1 step forward and 3 steps back. Most of my reno time is limited to when our son naps or after he goes to bed at night, so some days it feels like it's moving … Continue reading Baby Steps!
I am a list person. Always have been. My mom says she quit giving me a verbal schedule of our plans for the day when I was about 5 because if it didn't go exactly as planned, I was destined for a come-apart. I'm a bit more flexible these days, but it is rare that I don't … Continue reading Downstairs To-Do’s.