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Bye Bye, Mobility!

Bye Bye, Mobility!

  I think the saying goes “God won’t give you any more than you can carry.”   Well He must have a high opinion of our family, that’s for sure!   After my 6 week postpartum check-up, the ob/gyn cleared me for any kind of exercise and said everything looked great.  I started going on long walks...
8 Tips for Painting Your Home

8 Tips for Painting Your Home

Hi all!  Our friends over at Modernize.com (if you haven’t been to their site, worth checking out!) helped me out by writing a very good post about painting.  This is by Jane Blanchard for Modernize!!  Thanks so much Jane. Slapping on a brand new color to the exterior or interior of the home is a...
Thinking About the Sun Room...

Thinking About the Sun Room…

    Now that we have no more kitchen floor, we decided to see what other damage we can do to our house.  Figured we’d start with the sun room.  It’s been not much other than a storage room/ project room/ dog room/ mud room to us since we moved in– mostly because it’s always...
Tearing Up the Kitchen Floor

Tearing Up the Kitchen Floor

  Confession: the work described in this blog post was actually done a few months ago (when I was pregnant, before Evie was born).   The tile floor in the kitchen had seen much, much better days.  The air conditioning holes in the floor (see below) were totally gross and the tile surrounding them was...
Featured in IKEA Magazine!

Featured in IKEA Magazine!

Ahhhh check this out!  Last spring IKEA reached out to us after seeing our coffee nook on Pinterest and asked if they could use pictures from our house on their magazine!  So cool! http://www.ikeafamilylivemagazine.com/us/en/article/39212 Living in Charlottesville HOME TOUR | Lynne, an IT consultant MY HOME IS… a 3570-square-foot house. I LIVE WITH… my husband David (we also...
Linens in the Nursery

Linens in the Nursery

  Almost done with feminizing the nursery!  We decided to keep with the beige/ivory/white/turquoise color scheme and use white eyelet as the jumping off point. I ordered three pairs of white eyelet curtains from Overstock, plus a white eyelet bedskirt and pillow shams (also from Overstock), and got lucky with a white eyelet crib skirt...
Painting the Family Room- Part 3

Painting the Family Room- Part 3

Hi everyone!  Here is the “after” for the paint in the family room.  Remember we chose between these colors?   And the final verdict was C2’s “Shine.”  Then our family came and painted most of the room for us!  (Thank you again for that!!) They did most of the work but after they left David primed...
4 Things I've Discovered About My House Since Having A Newborn

4 Things I’ve Discovered About My House Since Having A Newborn

Today our little girl is officially four weeks old and I thought I’d share a bit of our experience as a family so far.   1.  A baby turns a house into a home.  First of all, since this blog is mostly about our house, I’ll tell you having Evie has completely changed the way I view our...
Shelves in the Nursery

Shelves in the Nursery

Before little Evie came, we decided we were going to add shelves to the nursery using the brackets that used to be in the doorways downstairs. David cut and sanded four pieces of wood:   And I painted the (previously sanded by David) brackets the same turquoise blue color by CeCe Caldwell that we used for...
A Peephole to the Past In Our Dining Room

A Peephole to the Past In Our Dining Room

Remember how we had a hole in the wall from when our plumbing was all redone? After the hole being there so long, Lynne actually liked seeing the old lath and plaster from the 1850 construction of the wall and was reluctant about closing it up again.  Her mom told her she’d been to old houses...
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...
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