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Rock Wall in Front Yard

Rock Wall in Front Yard

We’ve done some more landscaping in the front yard! Just a reminder of what the front walkway started looking out like when we bought the house in 2013: We have done a LOT of ripping overgrown things out of the front yard (a lot of which has happened to be poison ivy/ poison oak/ poison...
Mural in the Bathroom!

Mural in the Bathroom!

I. found. the. cutest. wallpaper. It’s from Anthropologie and it’s crazy expensive ($548!) but it’s a lot cheaper than getting a real mural done.  And I absolutely love the garden design. Yes, it’s feminine, but it’s not uber-girly.  And since we didn’t find out Evie’s gender before she was born and decorated the nursery in...

Inspiration for the Kids’ Bathroom

So now that the Master Bathroom is done (YIPPEE!), I will focus our attention on the kids’ bathroom, which was carved out of the old laundry room area.  The contractors convinced us to do both bathrooms at once because it would be cheaper that way, except for the tub I ordered for the kids’ bathroom got...
Another New Addition...

Another New Addition…

Two years ago today, God gave us the gift of our sweet daughter and made us parents.  These past two years have made the rest of my life to this point feel insignificant… there’s just no way to describe how my heart has grown since becoming a momma. Happy Birthday, Evie Bee! As if having our now-2-year-old weren’t...
Riesling of the Pyrenees Variety

Riesling of the Pyrenees Variety

On Friday, we added a new family member to our home!!! Everyone please meet our beautiful new Great Pyrenees, “Riesling.”  She is about 3-4 years old and from a rescue in Georgia, and we’re in love with her already. She was surrendered to a shelter after hours so we know nothing about her first few...
Almost Done in the Hallway

Almost Done in the Hallway

I have some updates to the hallway to share!  It’s practically done except for the little finishing touches (hardware, paint, etc.) now! First of all, we installed lighting underneath the cupboards.  This way we can 1) fold laundry in the dark, and 2) have a sort of ‘night light’ effect if we need to light...
Tiling the Master Bathroom

Tiling the Master Bathroom

We have more progress to share with our renovations! David and I opted to install heated floors in the master bathroom because the room only has one air vent for the high velocity heating, and also… if we’re only going to have one bathroom for the rest of our lives, might as well make it...
New Laundry in Upstairs Hallway

New Laundry in Upstairs Hallway

I have more renovation progress to share with y’all! First of all– the floors in the hallway were installed! They are actually the original floorboards that were in that space before but our contractor carefully took them out and sanded them down before re-installing them. Gorgeous, aren’t they?  I love that they are “original” to the...
Carving Out the Kids' Bathroom

Carving Out the Kids’ Bathroom

In addition to making walls in the master bathroom, the crew has made a lot of progress in a new bathroom we’re tucking in the back corner of the house across from Evie’s room. The idea behind the architectural drawings is that one day we’re going to build an addition coming off the right side...
Creating a Master Bathroom

Creating a Master Bathroom

More renovation updates!!  Now I get to share how the master bathroom is coming together.   Just to remind you, below are the plans the architect drew up, and here is a link to my personal inspiration for what I want it to look like. So below is a picture taken from when you first enter...
Making New Rooms Upstairs

Making New Rooms Upstairs

More renovation progress to share!!   Here’s what the inside of the former doorway to the hallway looks like plastic-ed over. And as you can see from the pic below, we have new support beams for the new walls. Now HERE is where it gets super exciting: Above is a photograph taken from the master bathroom-to-be...
Renovation Progress

Renovation Progress

Thought I’d share some updates to the renovation! We had to put in all new floor beams to support the floor.  The old ones just weren’t 100%, and why put all this money into a house if it doesn’t have a solid floor? Another big step was cutting a hole in the wall where the...
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