• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]