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Decking Over the Pool!

Decking Over the Pool!

Remember that time we got a tree trimmed and the whole tree ended up being dead so the tree trimmers put it in our dilapidated pool for us as a “favor”?  And then we decided to burn the branches, resulting in a bunch of scorched charred trunk sitting in the bottom of our pool? Here...
Finished Kitchen? Yes, Please!

Finished Kitchen? Yes, Please!

Folks, I finally can share our fully finished, newly renovated kitchen!!  I’m so excited to share the results of how our new fireplace and new floor turned out! Behold: We got a laminate floor from Habitat for Humanity of all places that cost us less than $2/ square foot.  Best part about the floors: the...
Decking Out the Porch Swing

Decking Out the Porch Swing

With the help of David’s parents, we finally got the porch swing David built me all ready for the beautiful warm weather! First, we took an old twin mattress we had and bought a zippered, waterproof mattress cover. David wove rope through the links to soften the look and we were deciding between the natural...
Yardwork

Yardwork

  Now that the weather’s warm, we’ve started doing some yardwork in our mess of a front yard. I can’t really garden in any of the existing overgrown garden beds because they have small touches of poison ivy throughout.  This is a huge disappointment to me because I gardened a lot in Alexandria and found...
Using a Level in an Old House

Using a Level in an Old House

    Allow me to direct your attention once more to our kitchen for just a minute.  This is a quick post… lots of dishes and cleaning to do while the baby’s asleep.  She’s teething right now so I don’t have much time to do anything while she’s awake!  Anyway, we moved a big mirror from...
New Garden Shed Roof- Part 1

New Garden Shed Roof- Part 1

  Our goal this spring was to get our garden area ready for a garden, and while that might not quite happen, we’re at least working toward it!  First things first: fixing the garden shed.   Here are some photos I snapped a while back of the garden area with the shed.  (Note: the tall...
Stamping Our Paw Print

Stamping Our Paw Print

The little flagstone landing at the bottom of the stairs got damaged by the contractors working on the back porch and we asked them to repair it.  They agreed, but when we got home from work, we saw they had only repaired it by pouring concrete and not replacing any of the flagstone.  The stones...
Chalkboard Countdown Support

Chalkboard Countdown Support

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but for those of you who don’t know, David has been working on his MBA since the week Evie was born (August 20) in addition to working at his job full-time during the day.  Add a 165 year old house, two rambunctious dogs, a crazy cat, a newborn and...
What A Nursery Looks Like After 6 Months

What A Nursery Looks Like After 6 Months

Sorry for the lack of blog posts of late; I started work again and Evie’s been sick for almost 6 weeks now.  So needless to say, we’ve been pretty sleep deprived and updating the blog hasn’t been the highest priority (sorry!). I thought it might be interesting to give y’all a glimpse of what life...
Porch Ceiling

Porch Ceiling

  Sorry for the long gap in blog posts.  I returned to work this past week and it’s been crazy!!  Anyway, here are some pictures of progress on the back porch– now we have a ceiling!   You can still see the stuff from the old ceiling in there: And the new beams:   We...
Pass That Dutch... Door

Pass That Dutch… Door

I kind of have a “thing” for Dutch doors. Traditional Entry by San Diego Interior Designers & Decorators Savvy Interiors Traditional Entry by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers Bradley E Heppner Architecture, LLC Traditional Entry by Santa Barbara General Contractors Giffin & Crane General Contractors, Inc. Traditional Hall by Millbrook Architects & Building Designers Crisp...
Flip That Fireplace

Flip That Fireplace

  Pardon the interruption in blog posts… sick baby = blog is not the highest priority.  Evie’s not sleeping through the night anymore and it makes it tricky for us! Anyway, here’s where we left off with the fireplace in our kitchen: Allow me to blow your mind with how we’ve started to transform it!...
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