We’ve been thinking about installing a tankless water heater for quite a while, but got a lot more serious about it over the last few months.  We started by insulating and building a stud wall in the furnace room where the new water heater would hang.  Then, a couple of weeks back, we finally bit…

I was looking through some old pictures a few days back that really got me thinking about how much some of the spaces in our house have changed in the last few years … and I thought it would be fun to take a quick trip down memory lane and look at some “then” and…

I’m not exaggerating when I say that the chandelier in our dining room was nasty dirty and desperately needed some love.  It’s really no mystery how it got that way – we’ve lived here for almost 7 years and I think I briefly attempted to clean it once before realizing how much the job sucked…

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the work we (well, mostly Chad) had been doing in our basement furnace room to seal it up a little better and get it ready for the installation of a new tankless water heater.  We started by insulating the exterior block wall and, more recently, we’ve been building…

After our master bathroom was remodeled a couple of summers ago, we noticed a loud banging sound in the bathroom wall every time we flushed the toilet.  It was particularly noticeable when we flushed the toilet in the master bathroom, but we heard the same type of banging sound (just not quite as loud) when…

Whenever winter decides to finally be over and the ground thaws, we’ll be starting a pretty exciting (to us, at least) project.  We’ll be switching from overhead to underground service for electricity, phone, and cable.  Totally exciting, right? In all seriousness, we’re really happy to finally be making this change.  It’s something we’ve wanted to…

Update:  Our exterior painting project is now complete – check out the “after” photos (and final paint color choices) here! Guess what?  The time has finally come to paint the exterior of our house.  We’ve known this day was coming … we even got estimates 3 or 4 years back before deciding to hold off…

Today, I wanted to talk a little about toy rotation & storage … and share what’s been working for us. After Haley had her first birthday, followed just a few months later by Christmas, I knew it was time to do something different about the toy situation.  I know we have far fewer toys than…

Our last few posts have been about older projects as we try to get the blog up-to-date with everything that’s been going on around the house, but I figured it was time to also share what’s been keeping us (or mostly Chad) busy recently – and that would be installing insulation in our basement furnace…

I’m still working on getting the blog caught up with all of the notable stuff that’s been going on around here since we last posted – and while this might not seem super notable, I thought it was worth including this update to (what feels like) the never-ending saga of our furnace. So, first, some background:…

To say this post is overdue is an understatement.  We had the original hardwood floors in our 1915 home refinished in November … it’s now almost March.  But it was such a huge change in the house (probably one of the more impactive of the projects we’ve done besides the entry way addition), so I…

What We’ve Been Up To

Wow – I was thinking it had been a while since I’d posted anything to the blog and it was probably time for an update, but I had no idea it’s been almost a year.  Crazy.  I guess time just got away from me.  Anywho, needless to say, I’m way past due in sharing what…

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