Guest Bathroom Reveal!

It’s 9 o’clock in the evening on labor day as I’m writing this. I hope that everyone has had a good one! I am incredibly excited to be doing this post. I’ve been looking forward to doing it for what seems like forever. Our original goal was to have the guest bathroom completed before we […]

DIY House Numbers

Our house’s address is kind of strange. Our house sits on the corner of two roads. Our driveway, mailbox and front door all face one road, but our address is technically on the other road. It’s pretty confusing for people who come and visit for the first time, and delivery people, especially since we have […]

The First Stage of Pavers

Part of the effort to a) reduce water coming into the house and b) make everything look nicer outside, is putting pavers outside around our sidewalk. Before I noted that our sidewalk area was flooding awkwardly and wasn’t growing grass in our post Our Landscaping Fun. So, I shopped around and found pavers that I liked […]

Floods Or How Water and Carpet don’t Mix

So, when we moved into our new house, there was hideous carpet everywhere. You can see it in the numerous posts about the different rooms from when we were moving in. One of the first things we did, even before we moved in, was replace the carpeting. I wanted to just do carpeting in bedrooms […]

DIY Curtain Rods

So, Matt and I have never really done the curtain thing. In college, all of our apartments had blinds when we moved in to them, and it seemed like an extremely inappropriate allocation of funds to invest in drapes. After all, guests at our parties tended to appreciate booze more than home furnishings. But, that […]

DIY Roof Repair

So, I’ve been planning on doing this post for a couple of weeks, but between work and travel I haven’t gotten around to it. Also, expect a small garden update soon (Spoiler: OMG, my zucchini plants are huge already!). Alright, so this is going to be a general overview of what Matt did to patch […]

On The Importance of Gutter Maintenance

So, as it turns out, gutter maintenance… Pretty important. This is the first that I’ve really brought it up on here, but we had some major flooding at the beginning of spring this year, and it was a bit of a process to figure out the problem. Now, we do have a sump pump, and […]


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