Our House

You guys – this is so exciting!  We put in a new, super useful laundry sink in the basement last weekend!  I know, I know – you might not hear “laundry sink” and think “exciting”, but let me tell you, this is revolutionary. We have been talking about how nice it would be to have a laundry…

We had a plumber come out last week to tackle a couple of issues that we’d probably let go on a little too long.  Both were things we’d thought we might be able to DIY, but both became a little more involved once we got into it, so we figured it would be best to…

It’s been nearly a year since we installed a new tankless water heater and I thought it would make sense to do a quick follow-up to share our thoughts now that we’ve lived with it for a while. And, in a nutshell … we love it! We contemplated a tankless water heater for A LONG TIME…

Working on our To-Do List

When it comes to home repairs / maintenance, there are times when it seems like we do a good job of keeping up with the big stuff (painting the exterior of the house, fixing up the dining room, etc.), but, when it comes to the little stuff, we find it’s easy to just add things to…

Haley must have been a pretty good girl last year – she had a really awesome Christmas.  When we went to see Santa at the mall in the beginning of December, she very quietly asked him for a Brushy Brushy Baby (whom she had totally fallen in love with at Target just a few days before) and…

We have worked on a lot of rooms in this house and, with each project, it feels more and more like “us” and less like someone else’s house.  One glaring exception to that is our master bedroom.  Pretty much everything about it needs to be addressed. There is a lot we could easily do to make…

After a pretty long break from posting updates on the blog (sorry!), I finally shared some “after” pictures of our exterior paint last week, along with the list of related “add-on” projects we completed to help spruce up the outside of the house. As a quick refresher, here’s a “before” and “after” of the front: Big…

Yesterday, I (finally) posted some “after” pictures of the new paint on the exterior of the house.  Today I wanted to share some of the other updates that we made to spruce up the house in addition to painting.  So, here goes: 1)  Installed two new sets of patio doors in the sunroom.   This was…

Since I last posted anything on the blog, we’ve made some really great progress on our spring-turned-summer project to spruce up the exterior of our house … as we should have, considering that it’s been OVER A MONTH since I’ve posted anything.  I had such super great intentions of posting frequent updates throughout the entire…

One of the projects we decided to tackle this spring in conjunction with painting the exterior of the house was to switch from overhead to underground service for power, phone, and cable. ┬áIt’s something we’ve talked about doing pretty much the whole time we’ve lived in the house and we figured it would be good…

Exterior Painting Progress

It’s been a good 3 weeks since our house dried out from being pressure washed and the painters were able to start prepping and painting.  We’re finally starting to see what the paint colors look like on the house, so I figured it would be a good time to share an update. As a quick refresher, here’s what…

On Monday, the painters came out to officially start work on prepping our house for fresh paint.  The weather forecast wasn’t great (the weather man was calling for rain starting around 1:00), but their first step was to pressure wash the house and that was able to be completed in just a few hours, so…

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