We had our first real tree in the new house this year. Somehow the Christmas season slipped past us last year and I was determined not to let that happen again. I got all of our presents purchased and wrapped with plenty of time left to ship them to all of our family members. The [...]
Vicky and I are having a party today to celebrate our birthdays. I woke up to a backyard full of water and had to dig a trench so that it would flow away from the house. Of course, I had to name that trench “Birthday River”.
I’m always in charge of desserts for the holidays. Chocolate pudding pie is my normal go-to but for this occasion I figured a good old fashioned pumpkin pie would be a better fit. I used a frozen pie crust – mainly because my grandmother always does. I also think that Libby’s canned pumpkin is the [...]
Ryan and I hosted our first party at the new (mostly finished) house this weekend. It was the perfect time for a ‘Friendsgiving’ so we made a turkey and had all of our friends bring their favorite Thanksgiving dish. It was the first time I’d ever participated in the turkey making part of Thanksgiving and [...]
The kitchen has finally come together! Getting a working sink was a huge day but being able to cover the plywood floor with tile totally changed my opinion of the room. I helped a little with the backsplash tiling but Ryan and his Dad did all of the flooring. I had seen the herringbone pattern [...]
I wanted to hit the hearth with a sledge hammer SO badly and Ryan kept telling me no. So when it finally came time to demolish it I was right there ready to go. Turns out, demo is dusty, dirty and really hard work. I also wasn’t strong enough to even make a dent so [...]
As we’ve been going through the process of updating the new house, I’ve been a little disappointed about the lack of things we’ve found. I’m not sure what I expected, the house certainly isn’t old but I wanted to find something amazing beneath the floorboards. When the stairs were ripped up we found this old [...]
I promise not to turn this into a home improvement blog…kinda. We’ve finally started working full force on the new house and lots of exciting things are happening. The back garden was our first big project followed by the tearing up of the hearth. I’ll try and post some before and after photos as we [...]