The New House

saltillo mexican floor tile painted and chipping

We settled on both houses on Monday! It went as smoothly as we could have asked for – one taking place right after the other. One of the fabulous things about selling it to our friend/neighbor is that they are okay with us renting our house back from them for the next month so we […]

Trolling Pinterest for the New House

Sarah Richardson kitchen design with two below the counter ovens

I feel like it’s bad luck to do any planning for the new house until we sign the papers and have the keys, but I can’t help myself from trolling Pinterest for ideas. We are under contract for the new house, and the inspection has been completed. We know there is a lot of work […]

We are moving and other big news

Front of house blue sky listing picture

Ugh. Just writing those words up there makes my heart hurt. After four years and an insane amount of updating to this house, we are at the point of outgrowing our pretty little house. (side note: I know I haven’t shared all of the house with you, just because it was always such a work […]

Check Out Our New Guest Bathroom

Vanity - a Habitat Restore find

The construction part of the renovations have been done for a few months now, and although the major stuff is done, I’m not quite sure how long it will take me to “perfect” the bathroom, so here’s where we are now… I wish I could find a before picture of this bathroom to show you – but you’ll […]

Our New Kitchen Reveal

Kitchen Makeover - Pinterest Addict - Black Ramsjo Ikea Kitchen

I know this reveal has been a long time coming.  Be prepared for a picture heavy post. If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram, you know we’ve been in the process of some major house renovations. What began as “just” replacing the tile in the house quickly became a guest bath and kitchen […]

Pins I’ve Tried – Lately

Halloween cake ideas

  Although I haven’t posted much lately – okay, not at all – I have been doing quite a few projects inspired by some Pins from Pinterest. By the way, I’ve changed the way I post these “pins I’ve tried” to just include the link to the original pin I used for inspiration. I noticed […]

Progress Made – the Wood-look Tile Floors

family room herringbone wood look tile

Now that the holidays are over, and the mad scramble has died down to a meandering pace, I finally have time to show you some progress. The last time I posted about it, things were looking pretty messy. The floor part of the project was supposed to take one week. Yeah, that wasn’t even close […]

Creating Temporary Holiday Art and Stenciled Wrapping Paper

How to create temporary holiday art

I know all around blogland, people are posting gorgeous pictures of their mantles and holiday decor, and I’m totally in awe of their creativity…. but with all the renovations going on here, we haven’t had the chance to break out the Christmas decorations – or even put up the tree! After 4 weeks without a […]

Bathroom and Floor Progress

OMG baby

Oh boy, what a week it has been! Tile throughout the house was demolished on Monday and Tuesday, as was the bathroom. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday brought 4 different tile guys to lay the tile. Yes, four. The “tile guy” we originally hired, who said he would be doing the work himself, didn’t lay a […]

Wood Tile Floors and a New Bathroom – the Beginning

Pinterest Addict Dust Everywhere

I’m so excited to say that we have finally started work on the new floors! As I’ve said before, we chose to go with tile that looks like wood throughout the house. We bought the tile months ago, but then saved our pennies for the installation costs. And it’s finally time! And we are going […]