State of the House, 2017 – Main Living Areas

Alright, who’s ready for an interior house tour? Fair warning, this is not some beautifully staged, perfect house tour that you find all over home blogs, this is a very unfinished and unpretty tour so you know exactly where the house stands. Today I’ll show you the main living areas (areas in red below), and in the next post we’ll do the bedrooms, … [Read more...]



Six Months of Landscaping

For the past six months the big project around here has been landscaping. Its been labor intensive and expensive, but the final product has been completely worth it. So let’s dig right in....here is our house in November of last year (at this point we had been living in it for about three months). Our property is slightly sloped, so … [Read more...]



Breezeway Makeover and Family Dinners: No Excuses Edition

For years now Adam and I have said we should start hosting big family dinners at our house once a month, and for years now we have come up with excuses not to. Either we were too busy, or the old house was too crowded, or the new house was too unfinished, or a variety of other things.  We ran out of excuses after laying sod a few weeks ago though, … [Read more...]



The State of the House, 2017 – The Exterior

I feel like I need to give y’all an honest-to-goodness overview of the whole house. The entire thing, not just the pretty parts that we have finished, or the parts we are currently working on, but the whole house in all its unfinished glory. So today I’m starting with the exterior, since blogging about that part is quite a bit less intimidating … [Read more...]



What I Learned on the Whole30

The other day a reader commented and said “I need to know how the Whole30 went!” Did you finish it?” and then I realized that I never posted part II of our January Whole30 adventure. I figured posting it now, as I sit here knee-deep in my kids Easter candy is fitting, right? So keep reading if you are interested, and if not come back next week when … [Read more...]



Master Bedroom Progress and the Nicest Draperies I’ve Ever Owned

Progress has been happening in the master bedroom! We haven’t done any big projects (there still isn't a ceiling or a floor) it’s mostly just been me shopping and dreaming, and its been fun. Last month I posted the plans for the room and showed you these before pictures - This is the design mock-up I came up with (it’s not great, but you … [Read more...]



Simple Faux Leaded Glass and Our Rustic Pantry Door

There's nothing better than character in a house. Old houses are unique and tell a story, and my goal is to make our new house look anything but new. I think the pantry door and transom accomplish that goal pretty well. I bought the door from the antiques fair in Round Top a few years ago (not the failure of a trip I blogged about, but a … [Read more...]



The Most Organized Pantry in the World

Okay, that title might be a biiit of a stretch, but either way...the pantry is complete! I posted the first part of the pantry redo months ago, and even though we finished a majority of it soon after I refused to post it until it was 100% complete. Adam and have a problem of only finishing things 90% of the way and moving onto the next project (I … [Read more...]



How to Hang Outdoor String Lights

When Adam and I were designing our home we purposely enclosed the backyard, making it a courtyard that is surrounded by the house and garage on three sides. We plan to put a tiny little irrigated lawn in that area (the only way to keep grass alive in Texas) and have the rest of the property be native. Over this part of the backyard I wanted … [Read more...]



Plans for the Master Bedroom

In the last house I never finished our master bedroom, the entire time we lived there it was an unfinished catch-all for everything in the house that didn't have a place. We basically slept in a storage unit. Adam and I would crawl into bed night after a long day, and instead of feeling relaxed we would just look around and think “Ugh...there is so … [Read more...]



2016 Year In Review

Alright y’all, here comes one heck of a post. I’ve been chipping away at it for months...it’s pretty much my masterpiece. Enjoy.  2016 was a great year. Adam and I worked on building our house, moved into it, sold our old house for more than we thought we would, had a baby, and  generally lots of amazing things happened. That being said, it has … [Read more...]



Top 10 Places to Shop for Fabric Online

We are finally getting to the stage of building where I’m thinking less about the guts of the house and more about the pretty things. Hardware on cabinets, rugs, curtains, and fabrics are where my mind wanders to these days. For the past few weeks I’ve been spending most of my "stuck on the couch breastfeeding” time scrolling through fabrics … [Read more...]



One of a Kind Double Barstools

Alright, let’s skip the fluffy intro and get right down to it - I’ve been on the hunt or barstools for the island. Originally I had my eye on these from West Elm... They cost $199 a pop and I needed four, so with tax and shipping came to nearly $1000. I stalked them for awhile, but even with the best sale + coupon + rebate combo I couldn’t … [Read more...]



Whole30 – A Journal of the First Two (Really Hard) Weeks

You might be thinking “Whatttt...a food post on Domestic Imperfection?” Yeah, a food post. Actually, a post about a diet Adam and I are doing as our January New Years resolution called Whole30. You may have heard of it, it’s kinda the new “fad” diet...very similar to Paleo but even stricter. I know this is totally not the normal kind of post around … [Read more...]



Planning and Building a Pantry (Part I)

A few months ago Adam and I finished our master closet, which became the first finished room in the house. It was so organized and amazing that we decided to skip some of the bigger projects we had planned and instead pick another tiny room and finish it 100%. We debated doing a bathroom, the office, or the pantry, and eventually landed on the … [Read more...]



Master Closet Reveal!

It’s master closet reveal day! I showed y’all the fully installed but empty closet over two months ago, then I had a baby, the holidays came, things got crazy, and the final reveal has been a long time coming. First and foremost, I am so in love with it. I’m not usually one to gush over things, but I’m also not used to awesome organized … [Read more...]



Crafts of Christmas Past

Well, December is here and Christmas prep is in full swing...sorta. As usual I’m a little behind, but this year I am totally okay with that. I have my tree up (but not decorated) and I may go crazy on the mantel...I’ve never had a fireplace or a mantel before this year and it’s begging for the full Christmas treatment. So while I don’t foresee … [Read more...]



Four Boys and a Man on a Mission

I figured that after a month of silence it was about time for an update on the baby and life in general, so here we go. Let’s start at the beginning...the day Abram was born. I’m one of those women that is chronically overdue with babies and I expected nothing less with this one... I don’t think I even packed my hospital bag until after my … [Read more...]



Industrial Pipe Kitchen Shelving

From the time we started designing our house I knew I wanted some open shelving in the kitchen. Not all open shelving (because it would look cluttered), but just enough for our everyday dishes. We put open shelving in our last kitchen and really loved it, I liked having the dishes out in the open, and since we used them everyday dust was never an … [Read more...]



Baby #4 is here, and it’s a…

BOY! Everyone, meet Abram. Born 10/26/16 7 lbs 12 oz 20.5 inches He is the sweetest, most snuggly little thing you will ever meet. I was planning to write a whole post about him and the birth, but the second I started typing three-quarters of my kids started crying, so I will be back at a later time to share more details. We are … [Read more...]