• Renovation
  • Our Terrazzo

    This week we’re taking a big step in this kitchen renovation by refinishing our terrazzo floors. Everything is piled in the living room and completely chaotic but it’s a huge turning point in this remodeling process. Our contractor will start with a treatment of paint and varnish remover followed by heavy duty hydrogen peroxide to […]

  • Inspiration
  • Kitchen Design

    brass, quartz, terrazzo, subway tile

    Today is a big turning point for our kitchen remodel. We’ll be taking out the remaining cabinets, finishing up the initial electrical work, and preparing our home for the terrazzo floor to be refinished. I’ll be saying goodbye to our functioning kitchen sink and quite possibly my sanity. But! It’s the step in the right […]

  • Life
  • Very Happy Christmas

    small christmas tree

    This petite, ornament-less Christmas tree and a string of lights on our front porch is the extent of our Christmas decorations this year. I’m learning – nay, forcing – myself to say no to some things this year. Although I worry my children would prefer shiny ornaments on our tree, I think it’s better than […]

  • 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 […]

  • Inspiration
  • Kitchen Lighting

    We have officially begun our kitchen remodel by removing a useless wall last weekend. I can’t wait to share the big change with you but first I wanted to talk about lighting, which has proven to be a difficult design decision to settle on. source To get an idea of the space we’re lighting up, […]

  • 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 […]