ONE YEAR AND COUNTING!

Hi everyone!  It’s been a while 🙂  Life has gotten a bit crazy as my day job has gotten super busy which makes blogging on a fairly regular basis difficult.  But summer is here!  And with that comes a bit more time to do stuff we want to do…well…hopefully…at least that’s the goal, right?  I’m going to […]

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WHEN A KITCHEN ISLAND NEARLY FALLS ON YOU…

Plans are important when you’re doing a renovation, but as I’ve been told in the past “planning is everything but plans are nothing” (or something like that).  Our plan for the last week was to bang out the framing and trimming of the windows (at least the upstairs ones) so that we could bring our […]

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UPSTAIRS BATH PART 2 – SHOWER WALLS

Well…that took longer than expected.  What the husband and I thought would be a weekend project of tiling the surrounding walls in our upstairs hall bath ended up taking about 7 nights…and I’m talking LATE nights.  But was it worth it?  AB-SO-LUTELY.  It was a really gratifying experience learning (well, teaching ourselves really based on […]

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UPSTAIRS BATH PART 1 – THE FLOORS

So we’ve officially started working on finishing one of our full bathrooms so that we can start to nail down a move in timeline.  It’s crazy that this enormous project of ours is starting to wrap up and putting some of these finishing elements in is just making it all the more real.  Despite his […]

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WE HAVE A BATHROOM!

Big things are happening at our (not so Little) House on the Hill and it’s made for a super crazy couple of weeks.  We’ve built and installed the IKEA kitchen cabinet boxes, shiplapped (that’s a word, right?) the fireplace, installed a few light fixtures, ordered and had doors and trim delivered, tiled the upstairs hall […]

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FLOORS. THAT IS ALL.

Hi there!  Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s celebration.  The husband and I spent the weekend assembling and hanging our IKEA cabinet boxes (more on that later) and it was a long weekend of really late nights, but it’s been so worth it! 

We’ve had a really busy last couple of weeks at the house with one of the biggest, most anticipated steps finally being completed…THE FLOORS WENT IN!  After much hemming and hawing about potentially installing the floors ourselves, we decided that our old crappy sub-floor on the main floor was reason enough to spend the money and have the professionals do it.  We found an awesome local company, Green Wood Guys, to install the floors and they not only did so at a reasonable price, they took the time to figure out how to properly lay the weird product we purchased (the boards were essentially glued/finger-jointed smaller boards assembled into 8′ boards and they needed to figure out how to lay the boards so that the seams didn’t meet too much).  If you’re in the market for refinishing your floors or installing new floors, we highly recommend these guys!

Anyway, without further ado, I give you THE FLOORS!

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LET THERE BE WALLS!

Sorry for being a bit MIA the last couple of weeks, things have been a bit crazy around here!  There has been MAJOR progress on our (not so) Little House on a Hill that I’m super excited to share with you…WE HAVE WALLS!  And I’m not talking just framing…like actual, real-life, solid walls that you […]

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