Since we purchased our new home I’ve been feeling like we’ve been chasing the yellow slowly but surely out of the house. For example, we turned our backstairs from this: to this: And the “everything closet” from this: to this: … Continue reading
This is the story of our fireplace’s makeover. Are you ready for a little walk down memory lane? Fabulous! Let’s rewind to last year, when we bought our fixer-upper. I was so excited about finally having a fireplace and mantle … Continue reading
We’ve been eager to get curtains up in our new home’s living room ever since we moved in, but it took us awhile to come up with a cost-effective way to get the size and number of curtains we needed … Continue reading
I can’t believe it was all the way back in July that I mentioned in a blog post that I was eager to get started with decorating Sydney’s bedroom! We had just finished painting it the same shade of light aqua … Continue reading
In lieu of another house update, I wanted to do a brief post about what I am thankful for. So much of a blog that chronicles the ups and downs of fixing up a fixer-upper seems to focus on what is yet to be done. So, at least for today, I wanted to focus on what I am thankful for. No surprise…it isn’t a big long list of house to-dos!
1. My family–my amazing husband and my wonderful daughter. I love them to pieces. I love that DH makes me breakfast every morning and that Sydney gives me huge running hugs when I get home from work. And I love that we are all together in our new house for the holidays after being in transition for more than a year. And this year my sister moved to Chicago and the three of us have really enjoyed having her in town. It is so nice to occasionally have an extra set of hands (and a shopping buddy!).
2. Our house! Even though this house is full to the brim with unfinished projects, it is still a great house and I am so thankful we were able to buy it last year and start giving it some much-needed TLC. And even though it isn’t anywhere near finished, we still have an AMAZING new kitchen and bathroom, so I can always retreat to those areas when the less finished spaces get me down!
3. My job. Even though I work more than I should and wish I could be home more with my family and that I had more time to work on blogging and on house projects, I still do love my job and am so thankful to have a job at all since I know so many families are still struggling. I do not take it for granted that I have a steady and interesting job with great colleagues.
I will be working all week at being thankful for what I do have instead of focusing on what I do not have (or have not yet done). I find that this is the perfect time of year to really re-focus on what is truly important in life. Peace and blessings today to you and yours!
While our master bathroom was under construction over the past few weeks, I think I mentioned that we had a few things updated in our main bedroom space as well. Specifically, we had the old acoustical tiles removed and replaced … Continue reading
It seem like only yesterday I was sharing that our tile had just gone in, but time flies, and the bathroom is tiny, so work has moved quickly! And now we’re done…at least with the parts we’re paying someone to … Continue reading
One thing I love is simple sewing projects that have a bit impact. A patterned shade, for example, can totally transform the look of a space. One of the best examples I have is the DIY roman shade I made … Continue reading
Slipcovers are a-changing around here! I’m excited to report that after sitting idle in our house for more than 3 months, we finally have a new slipcover for our favorite living room sofa! But let’s back up for a minute … Continue reading
First, I do apologize for such a long time since my last post. Back to back to back illnesses have kept me from doing anything besides go to work and eat and sleep for the past week and a half, … Continue reading