FRIED CHICKEN ROUND 2

Hi everyone! If you remember back to last year, Mother’s Day was our first gathering in the house since we officially moved in and I took my mom’s request for fried chicken seriously. I made 3 versions for the different eaters in our family, vegetarian (soy milk buttermilk tofu), GF/DF chicken and classic….

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WELL…WE DID IT!

It’s kind of surreal, and feels super weird, but we officially did it. We moved in to our (not so little) House on a Hill this weekend! 🎉🍾🥂 It’s hard to believe that the husband and I bought our first house less than a year ago with this crazy idea and here we are. It […]

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NICKEL SPACED WHAT?

One of the many DIY projects on our list was a shiplap wrapped fireplace.  If you read about our powder room you know that we installed actual tongue-and-groove shiplap on those walls, but this would be a bit different.  Since the vibe we’re going for in most of the house is kind of a mid-century […]

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HEX TILE PATTERNS…HELP!

It seems I’ve found myself in another design nerd dilemma, and I need your help!  For those of you who have been following along, you know that our master bathroom has been designed for a while.  The plan is to have a very timeless black and white design with a bit of a retro feel […]

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LET’S WING IT!

Happy Turkey Day!  I hope you’re all preparing yourself for good times with good people and delicious absurd amounts of food tomorrow! Sorry for the lack of updates last week it was a CRAZY one filled with really late nights, countless trips to Home Depot (or “the Deeps” as the husband and I lovingly refer […]

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KITCHEN ADJUSTMENTS…JUST GO WITH THE FLOW

As those of you who have been following along know, the husband and I ordered our kitchen months ago and to answer the question you’re all wondering, no, the walls were not fully framed and completed prior to ordering (I know, this was a major risk).  Luckily for us, we didn’t have to make too many modifications to […]

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RENO’S REQUIRE PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS

…right?  I mean, that’s basically all budgets and building come down to.  How/where do I find a cheaper version of this, how do we build that to make it fit/look right/be what it’s supposed to be.  So when we ran into an issue this weekend that the husband believed could only be solved by buying more […]

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MASTER BATH DESIGNING

As our rough-in plumbing nears completion, I’m getting more and more excited about our reno jobs starting up again.  I know a lot of you think I’m crazy, but the prospect of tiling and painting makes me so happy!  Being covered in paint, thin-set and grout – yes please!

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LET’S GET THIS THING STARTED!

Demo is officially over…and I for one am super excited about it 🙂  Demo itself was a lot of fun, though quite tedious at times, and walking into your shell of a house has a weird sense of satisfaction and accomplishment knowing that you did it yourself. Here are some before and after pictures to […]

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CHOOSING WINDOWS IS HARD

CALLING ALL HOME DESIGN NERDS, I NEED HELP! It’s just about time for building to start which means that we need to decide on and order windows!  This is the first major design decision to get to this phase – and it’s a HUGE one at that!  I believe that windows are too often overlooked […]

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