Bathroom Reveal

Join me for a walk through our house. I’m just dying to show you our new bathroom! First, follow me around back to the side entrance, because the front porch and door still need replacing. Kick your shoes off and come on in! :) On second thought, you better leave them on. The bare plywood is…

Sneak Peeks!

I’m not sure if it’s because we are always on the go and having to stop in the middle of projects, or because certain projects seem like priorities until others come along and take precidence, but we have been very bad about starting many different tasks over these past couple of winter months and not actually…

Prime Time for Priming

We recently left for and returned from vacation with Ken’s parents and the kids to Orlando, FL. The week prior to vacation though, we made some progress in renovating the bathroom. So that was nice to come back home to! My husband put a beautiful texture on our bathroom ceiling called a “knock down”. He…

Finishing the Bathroom

Don’t get too excited. I meant, finishing the drywall in the bathroom. We revisited work on the bathroom when we applied the joint compound to the drywall. Of course, the kids thought this was truly interesting considering it was called “mud” but was white and o.k. to put on the walls (unlike the stuff they bring in…

Starting The Year Out Right

Aren’t New Year’s resolutions the greatest?! We really enjoy sitting down at the beginning of every new year to evaluate our lives. We contemplate changes we need to make to live happier lives and accomplishments that we would like to achieve. Resolutions bring everything into focus. Naturally, the house graced my list this year. This time last year we had…

New! Virtual Tours

Thanks to an upgrade to the blog site, I can now post videos! Videos are so much more able to capture the looks of things and really put them into perspective, so we are very excited about are new capabilities. So here is our first virtual tour of the bathroom. I only wish that there…

A Good Deal On A Chandelier!

The bathroom, as you probably already know, has been a work in progress for sometime. We have made great improvements to the kitchen and dining rooms as well, but the bathroom has certainly come the furthest thus far. Since I last posted our progress on the bathroom, we have wired lighting above the sink and…

When One Door Closes…

Usually when you hear the words “When one door closes…” it is meant in a negative notation (and followed by “another door opens”). However, we were quite excited when one door closed for us the other day…our bathroom door! We installed a door on the bathroom. Before, if you wanted privacy in the bathroom, you…

A Work In Progress: Bathroom

I finally have a fully functional bathroom! On top of all the other work we accomplished outside, we installed the tub & shower and ran drain & water lines. We certainly have stayed busy, but that first hot shower without ever leaving the house made it all worth it! Notice my new floor in the current pictures!…

A New Look & Backyard Treats

When we bought this house last year we had no idea the backyard produced raspberries and grapes! We first looked at the house last fall when these goodies were both out of season. Imagine our happy surprise when summer brought both in such large quantities that we’ve enjoyed multiple cobblers, buckles and fresh fruit. We…