• 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 […]

  • Life
  • Our Bedroom + Bona PowerPlus

    minimal, simple, mid-century, bohemian

    Earlier this week, x-rays revealed that my fifth metatarsal bone is still broken, albeit more than 50% healed, but broken nonetheless. With the household mom out of commission – that’d be me –┬ámy husband has been picking up all of my typical responsibilities as well as managing his own. Grocery shopping, dinner making, child bathing, […]

  • Our Home
  • The Living Room

    This home has been owned by three people prior to us, my mother being the third owner. The second owner completed an addition in the back of the house off of the kitchen, remodeled the kitchen, and ran air conditioning to the garage for his dogs. The back addition beyond the kitchen is our living […]

  • Life
  • Fixing a Slab Leak

    copper fitting for shower + termite damage slab leak repipe

    Let’s talking about plumbing. More specifically, let’s talk about repiping a house. After we confirmed that the┬ámysteriously leak we discovered on Thanksgiving was under our home’s foundation, we knew the only option would be to reroute all of the plumbing to run through the attic and walls. In some cases, it is possible and feasible […]

  • Life
  • Christmastime

    This is the first year as a family that we’ve been able to fit a large Christmas tree in our home. Last year we decorated a table top tree for our small home but before then we had never had a Christmas tree, instead I used spruce clippings to make a fresh garland one year […]

  • DIY
  • Some Shelves

    Shelves

    Before our renovation, I made a track-shelving desk near our bed area. It worked out great while we had a queen bed positioned the way it was but once we acquired a king bed and rotated it, the desk became a nuisance. As a side note, I’m pretty sure any event from here on out […]

  • DIY
  • The First Holes

    Entry Coat Rack

    It’s official, our brand new addition has acquired its first set of wall holes. There’s something about the new drywall factor that made it so hard to finally drill into it. But alas, our coats and bags needed somewhere to hang. Our entryway now looks a bit more filled out than it did before. I […]