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The trials and tribulations of renovating

The trials and tribulations of renovating

It’s always something! We’ve been doing this long enough to know that nothing ever goes smoothly. We know that we will almost always be over budget on at least a few things and that things will almost always take longer than expected, but this is getting ridiculous! We’ve had a few issues with the quality … Continue reading

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated the blog on our progress. Progress has happened, but it just doesn’t “look” much different.   Hardwoods are in and finished – and gorgeous! We took down the back fence and put up a new one that won’t fall over on us. We were so grateful to … Continue reading

The First Month

We have officially owned the Steele St house for one month! Which means, it’s time to recap what we’ve done so far. And while it may feel like this project is taking forever, I think I’ll be quite amazed after listing out all that we’ve done! Week 1 – read more here Tore out kitchen … Continue reading

Pinterest Projects

Last night I tried out some pinterest projects. I don’t know about any of you, but I can’t seem to find my motivation in the kitchen lately. Nothing sounds good – or rather everything sounds good – but I don’t have the energy or motivation to make anything. Plus, once the kitchen is clean I … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Decor

I spent a little bit of time last night putting out some Fall/Thanksgiving decor. And by some time, I mean, less than 10 minutes. How do you decorate for Thanksgiving / Fall?

House Improvements

We’ve been busy working on our final list of projects around the house in order to get ready for our home appraisal. Nope – we aren’t selling. But we are refinancing! And I’m so happy – for many reasons. 1) Refinancing and getting a home appraisal is forcing us to finish up the final touches … Continue reading

The Kitchen – Countertops

The Kitchen – Countertops

And we’re back… We finally got the countertops – after about 5 weeks of incommunicado from our local big box store. Frustrating. But finally done.   We decided to go with quartz product from Silestone. It’s slightly lighter in color than what we previously had. I think it really brightens the room – and Seth … Continue reading

Gypsy’s and Headboards

Gypsy’s and Headboards

When it’s 100 degrees outside, what’s a DIY girl to do? Head to the basement and build a headboard, of course! And the gypsy’s? Yeah, cable is the devil. I totally got sucked into My Big American Gypsy Wedding. Dumb. But addicting My names is Erin. And I watched dumb TV while DIYing my headboard. … Continue reading

Painting Tile

More painting? Really, Erin, haven’t we already addressed that you have a painting problem? Well, let me share this fun little project – and yes, it sortof involves painting. I took on the task of remodeling our basement bathroom last winter (see here,┬áhere, here and here). But I never quite tackled the shower since I … Continue reading

Changing My Mind

Dear Husband, Thank you for loving me – always. I love these home remodeling adventures that we are seemingly constantly on. It used to be stressful. Now it’s fun. I appreciate that we are more easygoing these days and we don’t stress out about making changes to our home. speaking of changes…. You must be … Continue reading