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…

My Kitchen Saga

Possibly the longest running saga (not just on my blog, but ever written anywhere!) is my kitchen project. A kitchen is possibly the most time consuming and most expensive undertaking when it comes to renovating a house. This is especially the case for us, because so many other projects have for one reason or another taken precedence over countertops and…

Virtual Tour: Dining Room

My daughter’s reaction when she saw the dining room after we completely hung the drywall was, “Wow! Now it looks like a real room!” I have to totally agree with Lula here. We had steadily been completing project after project in this room (e.g. running wall outlets on a new breaker, running electric for lights on a new…

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…

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…

Work Hard, Play Hard

It is always more fun to work when you are doing it with family! Well, it was more fun for Kenney and I anyways who normally work alone (although we have often had friends and family over to help). Was it fun for my sister and brother-in-law though, who came to help gruel away in a…

Dining Room Inspiration

The dining room is really coming along. So I’ve been thinking about what I want the finished room to look like. Naturally I turned to Pinterest for ideas! These ideas are all pinned to my Dining Room Inspiration board on Pinterest. You can click http://www.pinterest.com/kenandeb/dining-room-inspiration/ to visit their original links or see what others posted or said about…

A Work in Progress: Dining Room

Our current remodeling project has been renovating the dining room. As much as I need a kitchen, the dining room actually makes the most sense to renovate next, because it requires the least attention. This room is nearly ready to drywall! We have a good sub-floor down, new electric ran through the walls, lighting above, and insulation…

Moms Are Superheroes Too

According to my 5 yr. old daughter, moms are superheroes too. The children and I went to the house yesterday to finish up some of those projects I started and posted about last…cutting up and bagging debris left over in the back yard from a pool, and cleaning out the garage for a storage room.…

Moving Day scheduled!

You may have noticed we started a countdown on the blog for June 15th. This is the day we have officially scheduled to be moved into the new house by. It’s perhaps a little crazy on our part, but we thought the extra push would do us good. Besides, I’m not sure that this whole…

Windows…Check!

I just love surprises! Kenney called me from work yesterday to tell me he finished up a job and was coming home early. He could have killed time delivering more bids or working up some estimates. Instead he asked me to look up directions to a window outlet that sells new windows at a fraction…

Going Home…

Every week a little bit more gets done at the house to make things more convenient and to show better progress. As I stated before, we have started wiring the house. Wouldn’t you know that the first piece of furniture (well, appliance) to be taken to the new house would be a refrigerator! We don’t…