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.  It’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…

Our big home improvement project this spring/summer will be painting the house.  We haven’t been thrilled with the current paint job since we moved in (lots of built up, scaled paint, etc.), but it has really started to fail in the last year or so, so it’s finally time to do something about it.  We…

We’ve known for a while now that we would need to eventually replace the two sets of patio doors in our sunroom.  We aren’t sure exactly how old they were – they were added sometime after the room was enclosed (it used to be a screened in porch) in the 50’s, but we think they…

Ok, so I know it’s April now, but someone should really tell that to Mother Nature.  It has been cold, windy, and rainy here.  So, I figured why not heat up the oven (and the house a bit) and enjoy some of our favorite comfort food.  At our house, that means macaroni and cheese.  I…

When Haley was born and we converted our old guest room into a nursery, one of the things we worried about was maintaining a consistent not-too-hot, not-too-cold temperature in her room throughout the night.  Since her room is heated by the furnace in the basement, it is on a separate thermostat than the rest of…

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