Happy New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year’s Eve, friends! 2017 was a good year and we are certain that 2018 will be even better! We like to spend just a little time on NYE looking back at the year we are getting ready to leave behind. We’ll never say that it was all perfect (oh heavens…it was definitely not

Tuesday Tidbits on Wednesday

Friends, I have a confession to make: we were so into our Christmas that as I sat on the sofa last night it dawned on me that it was actually Tuesday! And I had not done a blog post! We simply lost track of our days. We DID take most of Sunday off and Monday

Then and Now

As we near the end of the year, we like to look back and see how far we have come.  **If you are in the middle of a renovation/home project of your own, just look at your before photos…it will help push you through to the end.** So while these still are not true “before

Tuesday Tidbits

We have once again had another busy week for our Tuesday Tidbits (we really sound like a broken record). While our projects are a little less major than at the start of the project, they are finishes. Which means they take 10x’s as long as far larger projects even though they look like they should

Tuesday Tidbits

It has been another busy week at the house for this Tuesday Tidbits. But thankfully, we are now in a blanket of white! It looks beautiful outside and changes the light inside. As you can tell, the front parlor is almost fully complete. We need to put the toe trim up around the entire baseboard,

Two Updates in One Week

Happy Black Friday, friends! Hopefully, everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We DID take the entire day off yesterday, but there won’t be any shopping for us this today (unless we can count a trip to the hardware store). As I mentioned on Tuesday, this week has been so busy that I needed to do a

You’re Gonna’ Need a Bigger Boat

As you may remember from this post, Trent and I ordered our kitchen cabinets a year ago! An entire year! Well, the time has finally come for those cabinets to earn their keep. They have been hanging out in our garage this entire time and few days ago we pulled off the tarp. We dusted

Tuesday Tidbits

The staircase is almost fully finished! The major items have been completed, but we have a few finishing touches to still get around to. If I were a bettin’ gal, I would say we won’t get around to those finishes until after we have moved in. #priorities On Saturday I decided to pull up the

Tuesday Tidbits

Another week means another Tuesday Tidbits and we are EXTREMELY pleased with this one! The drywall is moving along and we should be able to start painting next week (assuming I actually commit to some paint colors). We knew the drywall would make the house feel a little more closed in, but it’s still a

The Story of the Wood Stain

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the kitchen cabinets were finished and delivered. The wood is maple and the stain is Dark Kona. But there is a story behind the stain: Deciding what type of cabinets we wanted took some time (and a little compromise on both sides), but the real decision seemed to