Category Archives: Renovations

Our New Roof

We have been working for about a year on getting a new roof put on the house.  We did the back part of the house last fall and finished up just a month or so ago.  We debated doing the front of the house ourselves, but the height and angle worried us a bit.  So, […]

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Outdoor Updates

With winter closing in on us, we worked hard this weekend to finish some outdoor projects.  Ryan and my dad put siding on the chicken coop, which makes a huge difference compared to one year ago.   While the boys worked on that, I painted the garage trim and started on the garage door.  Paint […]

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3 Years Ago

3 years ago today we closed on our house.  We had a huge project ahead of us and we were in over our heads.  I am so happy to say, we finally have a handle on it and have done something in every single room.  We have come a long way and are proud of […]

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Gender Neutral Nursery Reveal

Today I put the finishing touches on the nursery, and I am so excited to share the final pictures.  (You will notice that we still do not have trim in this room.  It was part of the plan to get trim and new ceiling tiles put up before baby arrives, but I’m not sure that […]

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Master Bedroom Progress

We have been making quite a bit of progress on our master bedroom.  In fact, we are ready to share it with our little one (as soon as he or she decides to make an appearance).  We have a nursery set up, but the baby will more than likely sleep in our room for the […]

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Master Bedroom Updates

It has been a long time since I have written an update!  We have been traveling out of town almost every weekend and have not had much time to work on the house.  Last week we really started to get moving on the master bedroom upstairs. Prior to last week, we pulled up the old […]

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1891

The past couple of weeks we have been working on the stairway.  We pulled off all of the old plaster and slats and tore out the old wallboard.  We started the insulation, but needed to add more.  We noticed that there wasn’t insulation along the stairs on the first floor.  In order to insulate this, […]

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Master Bedroom Design

We are really starting to get some momentum going on our master bedroom.   (Which is good, because our crib is on its way!)  In my recent nursery post, I showed my inspiration/plan for the room.  I really liked getting all of my thoughts put in one area, so I decided to do it again […]

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Cold Snap

You know that it is cold when your pipes freeze even when you left your water running!  This past week was rough with temperatures reaching -30°F and wind chills reaching -60°F.  Luckily, we saw this coming and added a bit of insulation to the stairway and pantry. Our water lines come in under our pantry, and […]

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Starting the Nursery

When I say “Starting the nursery” I actually mean “Starting to think panic about the nursery that may never get finished before the baby is here.”  Right now we are using the nursery as our master bedroom.  It is tiny for a master, but has been working just fine for us.  Luckily, when we painted […]

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