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That one time I won a washer and dryer (and then had to re-remodel the laundry room)

Y'all. I won a washer and dryer. Won them. Me. I'm still in disbelief. I actually received them back in November and am just now posting about it (thanks to the second part of the title). Even though it's been a few months I still ogle and caress them each time I start a huge load of crusty boy laundry. It started back in August when I saw this … [Read more...]



Laundry Room Updates & a $500 Home Depot Giveaway

I do an insane amount of laundry. I have two potty training sons, so I could pretty much wash everything in the house on a daily basis. I wish I was kidding. The very fist project we did in our house (besides painting over all the pink) was to make our laundry room functional and enjoyable to be in. I using the term "enjoyable" loosely...cause, … [Read more...]



Laundry Room Before and After

I love (LOVE!) before and after pictures.  Our laundry room is the only room that is pretty much complete and I feel good about posting an 'after' picture. First, the before... First thing to go was that awful paint color. I painted it a muted green, same as in our living room and guest/kids bath. Next, the cabinets. This isn't our forever … [Read more...]



State of the House, 2017 – Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Loft

Alright, time for the final part of the 2017 house tour! I’ve already posted about the exterior, and the main living areas, so keep reading to see the bedrooms, bathrooms and the loft. Let’s start with the loft... There it is, truth...I bet you weren’t expecting to see a giant mess right off the bat were you? The loft is the only thing … [Read more...]



Boys Bathroom Tile

*Thank you to Floor & Decor for sponsoring this post.  Alright, so it’s time to start diving into all the finish selections for the inside of the house. Up until now we have concentrated on exterior stuff, but the exterior is almost finished and so is the builder... which means that Adam and I have a whoooole lot of work to do in a relatively … [Read more...]



Bathroom Remodel – Build A Counter Out Of Wood Flooring

As you may or may not know, we have started remodeling our tiny master bathroom. You know that dresser that a gave a makeover the other day? Well, it's our new bathroom vanity! (or at least we're working on it.) Here is a before picture, just for reference. There was one problem with the dresser/vanity swicharoo....the top of the dresser … [Read more...]



Rustic/Industrial Bathroom Vanity

This post is a little out if the blue, huh?  I didn't give y'all much warning, but yes, we've been working on our guest/kids bathroom.  Never a dull moment around here! I'm just going to jump right into it and show y'all the before picture.... That is the original before picture....gotta love that bright salmon that plagued our house!  Since … [Read more...]



(Pre Blog) Living Room Floor & Shelves

One the first projects we did after moving in (besides painting over all the pink) was ripping up the carpet in the living room and hallway replacing it with wood. We did this in December of 2010, so you will have to excuse the crapiness of the photos. I had no idea that anyone besides my family would see these, as it was a pre blog project. … [Read more...]



Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Y'all ask a lot of questions. Like, a lot. I'm not complaining. Really, I'm not. If I didn't like answering questions and helping you with your projects then I wouldn't do what I do. But often the e-mails I get are repetitive and I'm answering the same questions night after night (which is mostly my fault for not including enough information in … [Read more...]



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...]



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...]



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...]



The Search for a Vintage Farmhouse Sink

From the time I started sketching up our new house on graph paper nearly two years ago, I knew I wanted a vintage farmhouse sink for the kitchen. Not a modern apron front farmhouse sink that are popular today, but an antique one from the 20’s or 30’s. Those weren’t my only demands though, no...I also wanted it to have a single basin, high back, and … [Read more...]



How We Sold Our House in One Day

This post started off as a simple “tips to sell your house quickly” post...but then it just couldn’t stop writing and it kinda turned into a brain dump on everything. So keep reading if you want to hear about how we sold our house in a day (for over the asking price!), how much profit we made, the final house tour, and other various thoughts on the … [Read more...]



DIY Concrete Countertops, Part III – Sealing

If I’ve learned anything about DIY in the last 5.5 years of writing this blog, it’s that it’s all about the sealer. You could do the most awesome job ever on a project, and if you don’t seal it correctly it’s all for naught. I knew I needed an amazing sealer for my concrete countertops, for three reasons.... Concrete is a porous … [Read more...]



Drywall Changes Everything

If you’ve ever built a home, you know how big of a deal drywall is. It takes your home from feeling like a cold, empty skeleton to something you may actually be able to live in (and decorate!) one day. Last time I wrote about the house we had just filled our skeleton with spray foam insulation, and it looked like this... And then a crew of … [Read more...]



New house update – plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and fireplace

It's been over a month since I've blogged about the new house and you're probably wondering what the heck is going on. Honestly, not much... it's kinda slow going these days. Well, I say that..but since the last update we have had plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and the fireplace installed. Which is actually a lot, it's just not the most fun stuff to … [Read more...]



Walls and Stuff

Last time I updated y'all on the overall house progress the framing had just been finished, and it looked like this... And now, it's looking a little more like a house. Walls! Windows! Kinda a roof! It's actually been progressing very slowly....it just won't stop raining. As soon as the house gets dried in (which means that when it … [Read more...]



Framing is complete!

If there was ever a post I was super excited to write, it is this one. Our house is framed! YAY! I love it even more than I did on paper. It was so fun to watch it go up...and it went up fast! The whole thing was done in about two weeks by a team of eight guys (and they didn't even work everyday). So let's get to the pictures. There are a TON in … [Read more...]



Interior Inspiration

Mudroom, Laundry, 3/4 Bath Here is the picture Adam and I keep coming back to when we think of this space... (Farmhouse Entry by Austin Home Builders Dalgleish Construction Company)  . I love everything about it - the white plank walls, the wooden dutch door, the tile, the porch ceiling, that tiny little window. Everything besides that … [Read more...]

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