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One gal's adventures in making her first house a home. A blog focused on DIY, interior.. decorating, home improvement , and a little bit of everyday life.

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  • The Renovation Has Officially Begun: Part One
    on Sep 1, 2016 in House Renovation House Two
    Hey you guys!!! I'm so excited. The renovation has finally begun! As many of you know (especially if you've been following on Instagram), we've been in our new house now for a little over a month, scheduling contractors and doing...
  • Progress Report: Painting away the TuscanHey y'all! First and foremost, thank you so much for being so kind about the new house tour in my last post. I know it's a total mess and really dated, but it was such a relief to know that you guys 'got it', (and if you didn't read the house to...
  • New House Tour!!!!Hey y'all. It's finally new house tour time!Thank you for being so patient with me. I've wanted to share these pics with you for nearly a month now. But, I've been busy...and also busy...and also scared.I'm used to sharing ugly before pics followed b...
  • Ava Turns One (plus some updates on the house)!
    on Jun 30, 2016
    Hey y'all! So, last week we celebrated Ava's birthday.I can barely believe it's been a year since this precious little human was born. I look at that picture to the left and my heart melts. I forgot she was ever that tiny.From the moment she was born...
  • How We Sold Our House in a Week (and the final house tour)!
    on Jun 22, 2016 in House Selling Next Chapter
    Hey y'all!I have great news! The morning after I wrote last week's post, we got an offer on our home and it is now under contract! Thank you for all of your well wishes and encouragement. I truly appreciate it so much! If you've been following along,...
  • House selling updates!
    on Jun 16, 2016 in Next Chapter
    Hey ya'll! Thank you guys so much for all of your encouraging words on last week's post and on IG regarding our move.I'm so excited. And, it's been an absolutely crazy week. Our house has been on the market for 6 days now and we'v...
  • I have some big news!
    on Jun 10, 2016 in Next Chapter
    Hey ya'll. I have some exciting news. There's so much going on to tell you guys about. We'll get to the big stuff in a minute. But, first, Ava turns a year old on June 23rd and I can barely believe it. Who knew you could love another person so intens...
  • Master bedroom decorating updates!
    on Apr 12, 2016 in baby House Renovation Master Bedroom
    Hey ya'll. So, I changed our master bedroom a little bit, and I thought I would pop in really quick to share a few pics of the updates with you guys.I've posted about this bedroom so much that I'm going to spare you the exhaustive details (assum...
  • DIY Abstract Wall Art
    on Apr 5, 2016 in Art
    Hey guys! I have a really easy wall art idea for you today, but before we get started, I just wanted to thank everyone who came to follow me on Instagram after my bathroom makeover post. I usually post over there about once a week, and even though mo...
  • DIY Bathroom Remodel on a Budget
    on Mar 14, 2016 in Guest Bathroom House Renovation
    So, it's been about 3 months since I've last blogged, and I just want to thank you guys for being so supportive via social media. The time constraints that come with being a new mom have been a really difficult adjustment for me, and since I don't ha...
  • Home Office Decorating Ideas: My Latest Office MakeoverWelcome to the fourth time I've redone my home office.Here's the thing: Having a new baby makes it almost impossible to get anything done. I've all but lost my ability to focus and my desire to be productive has left the building (because when Ava is...
  • DIY Gold Leaf Painting
    on Dec 3, 2015 in Art Dining Room
    Hey y'all! I have a quick and easy DIY gold leaf painting for you today! It took me less than half an hour to make, and along the way I discovered some gold paint that actually looks like real gold leaf (without all of the hassle of applying rea...
  • How We Updated Our 1970's House on a Budget (and the living room REVEAL!)
    on Nov 12, 2015 in Art House Renovation Living Room
    Hey guys!!!So, I haven't blogged in nearly 4 months. It's crazy.I barely even know where to begin! There's so much to say and so much to share, so let's just jump right in and pick up where we left off.Our little Ava is now 5 months old and doing rea...
  • Life With Baby (and our newborn photo session)
    on Aug 6, 2015 in baby
    Hey ya'll! I've been really enjoying my self-imposed 'maternity leave' over the last month, and while I I'll still probably take a little more time to enjoy just being a mom, I thought I would pop in for just a minute to share a few updates on how we...
  • The baby has arrived!
    on Jun 30, 2015 in Pregnancy
    Hey ya'll! Sooooo.....Our baby girl has arrived!!!!!!!We welcomed our little Ava June into the world at 7:58 am on Tuesday, June 23rd.And we've never been so in love.And it definitely took me an entire week before I was able to regain some sense...
  • The Nursery Reveal!!!
    on Jun 18, 2015 in House Tour Nursery Pregnancy
    Hey ya'll!! It's nursery reveal time!It pretty much took me until the last minute to get this room finished, but it's finally done and it was a true joy for me to put it all together. I'm so excited to finally be able to share all of it with you...
  • Our New White-Washed Hardwood Flooring (and why we had to rip out the old ones after only a year!)
    on May 28, 2015 in Hardwood Floors House Renovation
    Hey ya'll! So, I've been keeping a little secret from you. In the 9 months that I've been pregnant, not only did we renovate our entire basement, but we also installed new white washed wide plank hardwood flooring in the entire upstairs level of the...
  • Maternity Photos and a Pregnancy Update!
    on May 13, 2015 in Pregnancy
    Hey ya'll! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments after last week's basement reveal post. It made the 8 months of hard work totally worthwhile and gave me a much needed boost.I don't have the upstairs ready to share with you just yet (...
  • Our 1970's House Makeover: The Basement Makeover is FINALLY Done!
    on May 7, 2015 in Basement House Renovation
    The basement is finally finished!!!!!!!!!Ya'll. When I first showed you the beginnings of the basement renovation, I had no idea it would take us 8 months to finish it. I just looked back on the date of that first post, and lo and behold, I pretty mu...
  • Life Updates From The Camera Roll
    on Apr 20, 2015 in Life Pregnancy
    So, I've got some major renovation stuff to share with you guys (that I think you'll be pretty excited about). I'm currently in the photo-taking phase of putting the post together, so the time is near!! In the meantime, I thought I would share some r...

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