House Update: We’re Nearly There (video)

While I was recovering from delivery with Anna, a lot was happening at the house and I couldn't wait to go up and shoot an update for you, including exterior work, railing, and a whole lot more. Here's a little video tour of progression at the #staggreno Read More
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Tips for Chopping Down Trees (video)

I've mentioned before how many dead or overgrown trees we had at the new/old home.  We looked into how much it would cost to pay someone to take them out but quickly ruled that out.  Wow, is tree removal expensive-- especially when you have a gazillion Read More
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Home Tour: Downstairs Family Room

We are just about finished with all of the "before" home tours, and I'm getting excited to get into the nitty-gritty of our massive renovation of our new/old mid-century modern home.  Today I'm showing you what the downstairs family room and bar area Read More
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Black Windows

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was filled with demo and exposing more interesting (read: gross) aspects of the house.  Including a lot of dead bugs hidden under 30-something year-old carpeting.  Don't act like you're not jealous. One Read More
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Sold….

It's with a lot of mixed feelings I share the following news: friends, we sold our house.  We've actually already moved (more on that in a second) and it all happened so fast, my head is still spinning. There is much to share, so let's start with Read More
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New Mattress

This weekend we made some great progress and I'm excited to share some of it with you, starting with a major addition to our bedroom: a new mattress. We bought our old mattress about 6 years ago and it was expensive.  It's pillow-top, and was so so Read More
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A FRONT PORCH FACELIFT

There are few words adequate to express my distaste with the former state of my front porch.  It's silly, really, that we didn't tackle it long ago.  For one reason or another we just kept putting it off.  Well, I'm thrilled to say no longer!  We Read More
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GOODBYE STAINED GLASS, HELLO UPDATED DOORS

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw a few things:  first, we spent our entire weekend staining our deck.  It's looking sooooo good, but man, is it a lot of work!  Secondly, I'm starting Read More
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PATIO STYLE CHALLENGE 2014

I'm sharing some exciting news today and it has to do with one horribly ugly eyesore in my backyard.  Why have I never posted any photos of my backyard, you may ask?  Well, if you knew the state of my back deck, you wouldn't post any photos either. Read More
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HOW TO REMOVE A TILE BACKSPLASH

Today I'm taking you inside my latest project: our kitchen remodel.  We launched into last weekend and it's currently a disaster!  But it will be worth it, and I'm giddy with anticipation at all it will be. Oh boy, has this baby been a long time Read More
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