Saturday, December 24, 2016

Photo Dump

Cheers to the $15 Walmart coat that has lasted through three years and three children. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Countdown

My heart just melted last night when these two cuddled up on the couch to watch Christmas movies.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

House Tour:: Girl's Room Update

The girl's room, easily one of my favorite rooms of the house. And quite possibly the room that sold me on the house in the first place.

I knew from the moment I saw the room, that two little girls were meant to grow up here.

And the before's...

House Tour:: Lincoln's Room UPDATE

It's been so long since I've given updates on what the inside of the house is looking like. You all know we spent hour$ and hour$ over the Summer doing updates. And yes there is still lot$ to do, but all in due time, or so I'm told. 

Lincoln's room still needs closet doors and trim work, and I have my eyes on the PERFECTrug. But all in all, his room is done! 

Can you guys imagine this log bedin here when he is ready for a big boy bed?! So cute!! 

Some before pictures, ahhh look at the Summer sunshine streaming through the windows! 

Super Moon Sky Show

This was a drop what you're doing and run to stare at the moon kind of moments. 

The pictures of course just don't do this beautiful moon justice. It was HUGE, I thought if I just walked across this back field I could have plunked it right out of the sky. 

{Click on the photo to enlarge}

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The "still a work in progress" Kitchen {UPDATE}

Oh the kitchen! 
Our biggest undertaking for the house, but also the most rewarding. When we first saw the house we knew and agreed that if we ended up buying it, that the kitchen needed a total re-haul. & we did just that. We are so close to being DONE with it, all that's left is finishing the crown around the brick chimney, the tile work on the wall and covering that unsightly chimney flue hole that is currently stuffed with tin foil (super classy). 

When we took down the french doors that lead to the dining room, we discovered that there was another beam that we didn't know about, MAJOR SCORE. I've been working on striping the paint and wall paper off of it, still needs a little work. 

We moved the sink to the opposite side of the island, added a gas range and increased the overall size of the island. It was originally "L" shaped with room for only a few stools. When we poured the counter top we added an overhang along the whole backside to accommodate six stools (still to be purchased).

When I exposed the brick I found this gem of a wall paper and had to leave it intact. I have no clue how old it is, but love the fact that it was buried behind drywall for all these years.

When I designed the kitchen it was important that I added a little more functionality while giving it back some of the character I imagine it once had. 

Here is a before reminder with my "to-do's" ....

First snow of the season

 Ahhhh SNOW! I love snow, and I love the first snow the most. Come February I'll be anxious for Spring, but for now I'll relish in the beautiful white flakes that make everything seem so magical.