Home Exterior Update

I’ve been meaning to post this for weeks now, but things got busy. We had new siding put on our house in mid-February. It was supposed to be done in plenty of time before our baby arrived, but she had other plans. So we brought her home to workers banging on the side of the house for a couple of days. Luckily, it bothered me more than her. Here’s the final result…please excuse the shadows on the “after” photo. Next up: a painted front door and landscaping.


Photo of the Day: The Next Home Project

Last weekend we took on another fairly large home project – staining our deck. The previous homeowners had neglected it – the stain had wore off on the horizontal surfaces, and the wood was peeling horribly. After several hours of cleaning, power washing, and sanding, we were finally ready. It was pushing 100 degrees last weekend, so we got up early and spent both Saturday and Sunday morning staining. The finished product – Redwood Natural semi-transparent – turned out quite nice, if you ask me.

Photo(s) of the Day: Home Tour

For those of you who have been asking, here are a few photos of our new home. We moved March 9, and of course it took us awhile to unpack and settle in. Here are a few long overdue photos.

Welcome to our home!
Our living room.
Dining room with new table – we plan to remodel this room in the near future.
Kitchen – my favorite room in the house. (My cat’s favorite as well.)
Lower level – our favorite hang out spot.


Bathroom with lots of counter space!


Master bedroom (freshly painted).

Photo of the Day: Light Project

One of the first projects in our new home was replacing our entryway light. Check out the before and after and let me know you think.

Most of our house was move-in ready, but my husband was definitely ready to get rid of this light fixture – it had to be an original. I don’t think it had ever been dusted, either.
Here is our new, modern light fixture for our entryway. It kind of reminds me of a kitchen light, but we like it. 30 years from now some young’ins will be ripping it out of the entryway in disgust.

Photo of the Day: My First Place

After a very long week of packing, cleaning, painting, moving, and unpacking, we have officially moved into our first house. A big thank-you to all of our family who made the move go so quickly a smoothly.

My husband and I getting ready to open the door to our new home for the first time