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Please Welcome Genevieve!!

Please Welcome Genevieve!!

On August 20, 2014 at 8:05 AM, our family gained a beautiful baby girl!  We named her Genevieve after Lynne’s paternal grandmother (and Lynne’s sister) and are calling her Evie (pronounced ee-vee). We wanted to share a few of the finer points of the events leading up to little Evie’s birth with you, but we do need to warn...
Heating and Air Conditioning: Check

Heating and Air Conditioning: Check

When we found out we were pregnant, I made two demands: by next winter, we would have dependable running water (aka replacing all the plumbing in the house) and heating for the main floor.  We had working baseboard heating in the family room and half-bathroom and that was it.  NOT a place to bring a...
Inspired to Take On the Pool?

Inspired to Take On the Pool?

The first time we came to look at this house, the sellers had a photo album of the house in its glory days and this is one of the photos from the album:   Aaaaand here’s what the pool looked like before we moved in:   We did a ton of clearing around the pool area...
Curtain Rod in the Nursery

Curtain Rod in the Nursery

I came up with a potentially crazy idea for the nursery: curtaining off the entire wall with two closets and changing table nook. After a bit of online searching, I found the following images that I thought were cute and could be tailored well for our baby’s nursery…         Our set-up is...
Making A Step for the Nursery Door

Making A Step for the Nursery Door

  Remember when we cut a hole in the wall for a door going from the nursery to the current laundry room?(Eventually, this will lead to an en suite bathroom, but for the time being, we just wanted the door cut and dust over with before baby comes.)   We picked up an antique door...
Inspirational Family Renovation

Inspirational Family Renovation

For this Thursday’s post about something that inspires me, I’ll share what my friend Heidi and then my friend Claire shared with me (great minds think alike!): the story of a family featured in the Huffington Post who renovated their historic farmhouse in only 6 months!  Check out the article via the above link. The...
Clearing Out the Driveway

Clearing Out the Driveway

  When we first moved in, as our photographer Claire Pieron so aptly captured, the growth along either side of our driveway was pretty thick: Lots of stuff going on, right?   We have since spent a LOT of time clearing out bushes, trees, and vines from this area.  We did a lot last fall...
Carpet in the Nursery

Carpet in the Nursery

So when our floors got damaged by contractors in the guest room and hallway, I was pretty inconsolably upset.  I was really angry.  I know I had the pregnancy hormone thing going on, but I just felt like we had let the house down by allowing one of its few original features to be scratched.  Yes,...
Harvesting Our Compost

Harvesting Our Compost

A few weeks back, I shared that something was growing out of our compost bin! We got a lot of suggestions that it might be zucchini or yellow squash, and lo and behold– look what it’s grown into! It’s a weird kind of squash I don’t recall seeing before– like a yellow squash but “pimply”...
Painting the Family Room- Part 2

Painting the Family Room- Part 2

  In addition to the paint itself, my sister-in-laws tackled another daunting project: removing the crazy little brackets in the doorways downstairs.  Now those brackets were STURDY… as you can see from the picture below (from when we moved in last year), they can definitely support my weight.  They were nailed, caulked, and perhaps wood...
Painting the Family Room- Part 1

Painting the Family Room- Part 1

    Remember a while back when we were deciding on a yellow paint for the family room?  I blogged about it back over the winter and asked for opinions! I am pleased to say we finally decided on a yellow: C2‘s Shine!  (In the top picture, it’s the second from the left… closer to the...
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...
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