Tag Archives: old house

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Snippets from Life

1. One cozy snowy morning the kids came into our room and hung out together in our window seat while Jay and I tried to wake up. I love their friendship and love for each other. They’re my babies. 2. Deer in Gym Socks has returned to decorate a wall in our house. It originally […]

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Glimpses of our Current House

Our house is still in progress…like a lot of progress, but here are some glimpses of what it looks like right now. (If you want to see it before we moved in, click here.) One of the first things we did was paint the living room when we moved in. It was an ugly brown, […]

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Renovating our Master Bedroom – Progress – Before Built-in Closets

I am SO far behind on home renovation updates it’s not even funny! (Of course…I did stop blogging for a whole year, so that’s part of the problem…or all of the problem!) Anyway, throughout this year we mainly worked on the upstairs. We tore down walls to put insulation in, removed wallpaper and paneling, put […]

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Black and White Hex Tile Design

Choosing tile for a bathroom can be fun, and daunting, and overwhelming, and exhausting! Especially when Pinterest displays one brilliant idea after another…and when the person picking the tile expects perfection (ahem…that’s me.) I knew I wanted white hexagon tile in our new upstairs bathroom to keep our house somewhat period relevant…Victorian. So when I […]

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Renovations: Master Suite in Progress

To see the before pictures of this area, click here. Jay has decided that this will be the last showing of the master suite until it's completely finished. Sorry, folks! So enjoy now, cause it could be a while before you get another peek! Remember the previous staircase? It's gone! Here's the area where the […]

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Renovations: And the Roof is Still Leaking

After our favorite roofing company worked on our roof two different times, new siding and gutters were installed, and Jay patched up this hole in the ceiling of our kids' future room, a hard rain today revealed that there is still a major leak somewhere up there! Will it never end? I went up to […]

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Renovations: Why It’s So Easy to Get Behind Schedule

Last week and over the weekend Jay and I were able to accomplish several projects: 1. Jay blew a foot deep barrier of insulation into our large attic space (which initially had about an inch). 2. Jay finished the ductwork in the basement…meaning I finally have heat in the bathroom! Yeah for warm showers and […]

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