Round Top Antiques Fair

The weekend before last Adam and I went to Round Top for their giant antiques fair, which is one of the biggest and best in the country.   Last year I went for the first time and was blown away by how insanely huge and amazing it is. It is miles and miles and MILES of fields and pastures, barns and tents bursting with unique old … [Read more...]

How we’ve been spending our weekends (a land update)

When I first introduced y'all to the property we are building our house on it was the middle of winter and nothing was green. Well, I'm happy to say that is no longer the case! (these were taken before all the crazy flooding here in Texas) The creek is gorgeous. There are SO MANY ferns that you can't even get to the water, and the … [Read more...]

An update on Judah and life with three kids

I think it's high time for a baby update. I can sense that y'all want one, I can feel everyone thinking "curtains, saloon doors, lampshades, me the baby!" Okay, FINE. If y'all are going to force me to show pictures of my adorable new son, then I guess I will. Just don't expect me to like it. Okay, let's just get all the … [Read more...]

Ten home improvement projects I would do again

  1. Stone walls I love stone walls. I actually just love natural rustic elements, all of them. I recently installed a stone wall (an airstone wall) in the guest room and think it looks pretty darn great. In the next house we won't be doing faux stone, I'm hoping we can afford to put up a limestone accent wall in the main part of … [Read more...]

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Ten home improvement projects I won’t be repeating

  1. Raw mdf trim Adam and I have replaced all the trim in our house (except the master bedroom, but we'll get there) and have learned a lot. We started out in the living room and chose 6 inch raw MDF that we routed ourselves (because money was our biggest concern). We ended up doing this in all the main areas of the house so that … [Read more...]

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Top Ten Must-Haves for the Next House

We're nearing the final stages of designing our new house (almost to the blueprints stage!) and I've spent the last couple months reflecting on this house, thinking about what we've messed up, what we love, and what we would change. I have a couple of posts coming up relating to all that, and today is the first. My list is actually much, MUCH … [Read more...]

We bought land!

Back in October I wrote a post about how we have been land hunting. Our current house was never intended to be our forever home, it was always a place we planned to live in for five or six years, fix up (and make all our DIY mistakes on, if that's possible), sell, and move on. We've owned this house for almost seven years now, and we are ready for … [Read more...]

Adam’s Accident + 36 Week Pregnancy Update

Have you ever heard the saying "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans"? Well I had plans. I have about a month left till this baby is due and I've been trying to finish up the guest room, boy's room, and baby prep in the next month so that I can relax with my newborn and not have a big to-do list. I had two posts a week (a lot for … [Read more...]

Mexico, 23 week pregnancy update, and help with baby names

It's been a little quiet around here lately, but for good reason...Adam and I got back from a vacation earlier this week! We went to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico for five days, and it was amazing. This summer when Adam graduated from the police academy and we celebrated out 10th anniversary, he told me he wanted to go on a vacation. I was … [Read more...]

Life Lately

A couple of years ago I wrote monthly "Ramblings" posts where I talked about things not related to DIY. I would just write about what happened that month...mostly it ended up revolving around my kids. You know, the kind of post readers either really look forward to or dreaded and skip over. Anyway, the last ramblings post I wrote was in October, … [Read more...]

October Ramblings

Well, October finally happened...we've been waiting and planning for October for a while. So what is this big event? Adam quit his job. His completely steady, stress free, well-paying job. And at the moment, he doesn't have another one lined up. Here's the story (the longish version). Adam is an adventure guy. His favorite pastimes include … [Read more...]

Summer Ramblings

I completely failed to write a single ramblings post this summer, so I'm just going to catch up in one big summer overview post.  And for the purposes of this blog post, September is totally still summer. June There are five kids in Adams family and his sister, Meredith, is the youngest and only girl. This year she graduated high school and was … [Read more...]

May Ramblings

I think these rambling posts get later and later each month. We spent the last week at the beach with a bunch of family and before we left I thought "what a great time to catch up on blog stuff!" Then we got there and guess what...I barely even cracked open my laptop. It was glorious. Also, I just happened to notice that I started my ramblings … [Read more...]

April Ramblings

May has been a bit intense so far and I haven't really touched my computer. You know that feeling when you are so crazy tired that you are basically a worthless lump of human flesh? Then you crawl into bed and it is the best thing EVER? Like comfy bed heaven on earth, even if your sheets haven't been washed recently and your bed isn't even close to … [Read more...]

March Ramblings

Alright, March ramblings time! Get ready for a whole lot of talking kids. I never really intended for these ramblings to be 90% about my kids, but then again I spend every waking second with them so I shouldn't be surprised. So for anyone who is interested, here we go.... Elijah turned three this earlier this month. Three! He is … [Read more...]

February Ramblings

My boys have been busy little dudes. They are growing up so fast...Elijah is full on talking and says the funniest stuff, and Levi is just starting to talk a bit. I should really keep a notebook of the stuff Elijah says, because I am going to want to remember it. I post them on my personal facebook page every now and then, so here are a few of … [Read more...]

December & January Ramblings

Alright y'all, prepare yourselves for a whole lot of rambling. About halfway through this month I realized that I completely forgot to post my December ramblings. December was a crazy month and it just slipped my mind, so now I get to do two months worth of rambling in one monster post. Lets start with good 'ol December. December was both a … [Read more...]

November Ramblings

This month I did something a little different for my ramblings post. Usually I sit down a few days before the end of the month and try to recall everything we did (and have a hard time), this month I jotted down a reminder note for myself whenever something bloggable happened.  So as you might expect, this post was much easier to write...and it's … [Read more...]

October Ramblings

Ah, November...time is flying. October felt kinda crazy and totally rushed, I feel really behind actually.  I have like seven finished projects that are just waiting to be blogged about but I just can't seem to find the time to sit down and finish a post. My house is a mess and my to-do list just keeps getting longer.... I need time to stop for a … [Read more...]

You Asked…

You asked, we answered! Here is the video Adam and I made last night answering all the questions ya'll asked a few weeks ago.  It's not quite as through as I would have liked, but evidently YouTube will only let you upload videos that are 10 minutes or less. I didn't want to make two videos, so I had to cut it down and this is what we ended up … [Read more...]