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3 Years Worth of Inspiration

3 Years Worth of Inspiration

For this Thursday’s inspiration post, I’ll keep it short and sweet:   3 years ago yesterday marked the start of our lives together as “Mr. and Mrs.” and I can truly say these past 3 years have been the best of my life.  It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, especially as we learned about “if you want...
Ta Da! New Shutters

Ta Da! New Shutters

Hooray!!!  The freshly painted shutters (in Duron’s “Historic Charleston Green”) are up on the house and I think they look great!  In the above photo, you can see in the light how the shutters have a hint of green to them… otherwise, they look black.   Some of the wood shutters had deteriorated so badly...
Charleston Green Shutters

Charleston Green Shutters

When people find out David is from Charleston, South Carolina, they usually ask him why he ever left.  I get that.  Charleston is an amazing, amazing town for so many reasons… the history, the elegant architecture, the friendly people, the beaches… I could go on.  I’ve heard it called a “24/7 cocktail party” and that...
Bare Naked House!

Bare Naked House!

I feel like I’m about to expose our house to you without any make-up on! Look, Ma, no shutters! If things look very overgrown, it’s because they are.  We are blessed with an abundance of poison ivy, poison oak, Virginia creeper, and honeysuckle among other things.  (Love the honeysuckle though!)   I haven’t written in...
Air Conditioning Upstairs

Air Conditioning Upstairs

We moved into our home later in the summer last year, and when the AC didn’t turn on upstairs (even though the inspectors said it worked), we had a choice to make: funnel who knows how much money into the AC or gut out the heat with some open windows and use the money elsewhere....
Not Always "Coming Up Roses"

Not Always “Coming Up Roses”

I decided to write this post to share with y’all that renovating a farmhouse is not always progressive, despite the many posts I’ve written about our progress.  Overall, I am very proud of the work we’ve accomplished in the past ten months, but it has NOT been easy.  Or, to put it another way, renovating a...
Inspirational Farmhouse

Inspirational Farmhouse

My friend Lizzie sent me a link to the most amazing farmhouse renovation: http://gardenandgun.com/article/homeplace-new-life-tennessee-farm It’s from the magazine Garden & Gun, which has become one of my favorites recently.  I love the opening sentence of this article: When Bob Doyle and Alex von Hoffmann signed the deed on a century farm in middle Tennessee, they faced...
Starting Our Legacy

Starting Our Legacy

Every Thursday I share something on my blog that inspires me, and this Thursday is definitely the happiest post I have ever written or will probably ever write:   That’s right folks, we’re expecting our first baby!!!!!!!!!!   If you’ve seen our House Hunters episode, you know that a big part of our decision to...
Inspirational Blog

Inspirational Blog

And we thought we were cool. There’s an Australian couple who is doing everything we’re doing, but to the nth degree cooler. “There are many reasons why you might start a blog, but documenting the revival of an 18th century neoclassical ruin seems like a pretty damn good reason if you ask me. In 2013,...

Behind the Scenes of House Hunters

Our Experience Filming House Hunters {here will be a link to the show once it’s posted online, but that may take a few months} So now that our episode of House Hunters aired, I thought I’d spill some info on what it was like to film the show! Realtor Our real life realtor was Bill...

HOUSE HUNTERS!!!!

TONIGHT, tonight, tonight: David and I are going to be appearing on our very own episode of HGTV’s House Hunters!!! Here’s the link to the episode on HGTV’s website:   http://videos.hgtv.com/video/movin%27-to-the-country-0227519   Don’t have time for the link?  Here’s the recap of it: http://videos.hgtv.com/video/city-life-left-for-slower-pace-0225044 Young Couple Trades DC Lifestyle for Slow Paced Charlottesville Episode HNT-8509H...
Inspiring Doors

Inspiring Doors

Last Thursday I didn’t post anything inspirational because right after work, David and I left town and went to Williamsburg for a nice long weekend!  Friends of ours, Mike and Julia, invited us to have a couples weekend getaway and it was seriously amazing.  Just the kind of TLC we needed. While we were there,...
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