Dining Room

Farmhouse Dining Room Ideas

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

Decor & Details · Do-it-yourself · Home Accessories · Organization & Cleaning

Planning a Command Center

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

Exterior · Rental · Rental Renovations

Back Porch- Before & After

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

Rental · Rental Renovations

Rental House: Back Porch Tear Out

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

Laundry · Rental · Rental Renovations

Rental Rehab: Part 4..Laundry Room

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