I generally learn to manage with whatever furniture I have until the damn thing practically falls apart. For instance, I've had these dining chairs from Crate and Barrel since my first apartment after college (10 years ago). But, I'm getting sick of looking at the worn out furniture in our dining room and I'm ready… Continue reading Farmhouse Dining Room Ideas
With two little tykes running around, my husband and I need a designated space for scheduling activities and communicating each of our daily agendas and tasks. We use a shared google calendar but, my husband isn't reliant on his phone or computer as I am so, a physical command center would give him an easier… Continue reading Planning a Command Center
We recently had someone from YardSmart out to our house to help us in redesigning our backyard landscape. We accomplished a lot on our own, but we were really looking for someone who could help us conceptualize a design that worked with our budget and schedule. One of the things we know we have to… Continue reading Inspiration: Garage Design Ideas
Because who doesn't like a good before and after photo??Here are some more "Before" photos as well as a few "In-progress". You can see some of the details on the work in this post hereWe removed the little, covered porch area above the door, ripped out the crappy retaining wall, removed the huge tree that was… Continue reading Back Porch- Before & After
While I like to think I have a green thumb, admittedly...I just killed my air plant this past weekend, so...I very well could be the worst thing that has ever happened to plants. Let's pretend I'm not. Either way, I have really wanted one or all of these indoor plants for a while and I decided… Continue reading Indoor House Plants
Farmhouse decor is everywhere (thank you Chip & Joanna Gaines) and it can be expensive if you don't know what you're looking for. Here are some products I'm loving right now that are affordable and suitable for any space in your home.
This was one of the biggest projects we had planned..the other being the roof. So naturally, we put it off until the last possible minute. We have renters moving in on Monday. Today our crew started the tear out stage... They first removed he siding and then started tearing away the rotted wood and removing… Continue reading Rental House: Back Porch Tear Out
My husband and I have differing opinions when it comes to the above-ground pool in our modest backyard. It was here when we bought the house so, we have spent several Summer's tending to its maintenance even though we don't get much use of it. That labor also came with a hefty price tag-… Continue reading Tearing Out the Above-Ground Pool. Finally.
As you may have realize from my previous posts, I've been giving this whole 'landscape design' thing a real go. I've spent a good deal of time trying to learn what I can and design my own landscape, but I have never settled on anything. That's to say, I've never signed off on a design and… Continue reading DIY-Landscape Design
This is the laundry room in the rental house as it looks now. I love this space. No, seriously...it might not look like much, but it has so much potential. Here, let me show you what I mean. Here's a really rough look at the current layout of the laundry room. This is definitely not… Continue reading Rental Rehab: Part 4..Laundry Room