• DIY
  • Kitchen Remodel: Before

    Kitchen soffit and wall removal

    We’ve been making headway with our kitchen remodel and are quickly approaching the chaos that is sure to come with a large remodel project. Our cabinets have been delivered, the sink and faucet are on the way, and I’m losing plenty of sleep while contemplating all of the lighting options. While I am attempting to […]

  • DIY
  • The Backyard Shed: Update

    Rehanging Vintage Windows

    We are this close to calling the shed complete. A week after we first started framing the shed, I found out I was pregnant. Having already been 6 week pregnant, symptoms starting cropping up quickly, specifically morning sickness, which prevented me from being any help whatsoever. After the framing was completed, my husband tackled the […]

  • Life
  • Happenings

    oil painting, persian rug, vintage basket

    We’re gearing up for the busiest time of the year as we prepare for the holidays and upcoming birthdays. We’re also back to planning for our long awaited kitchen remodel. I am so excited to begin this process again and am hoping there’s no more huge hidden surprises like our slab leak lingering in the […]

  • Life
  • A New Baby Boy

    baby boy ultrasound

    The week after we started framing our backyard shed, I delightfully found out I was pregnant with our fifth child. I was already six weeks along when the news was confirmed, leaving me with little time to soak it in before morning sickness kicked in. I’m already about half way through this pregnancy and have […]

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  • Lately…

    Entry Coat Rack

    This space has been more of personal recovery diary than a renovation journal. It’s a bit to be expected, as there has been a lack of blog fodder lately due to various issues that have arisen. I’m finally mobile again after breaking my foot, although it will take me a while to get back to […]

  • Life
  • Healing + Nearly Walking

    lomography film photograph diana

    On Wednesday, I received word that my broken bone is healed and got the green light from my doctor to begin walking with supportive shoes. (I suppose flip flops are out of the equation?) The first thing I did that night was mop – you think I’m kidding! My doctor emphasized to stay on level […]

  • Our Home
  • Hopes for the Living Room

    Let me preface this post by stating that I’ve never actually participated in a full blown remodel project, at least not to this extent. We added on to our living room by enclosing a screened porch in our last home, but I was pregnant with Philip and my father-in-law was our general contractor. My role […]