Kitchen Transformation in Progress {Renovation Update Phase 3}

It’s been a little while since an update on all the renovation happening around here. Things have just been so exciting with the Holidays and start of the Declutter Challenge and well, construction going on. All of this happened before Thanksgiving and before Flood #2 (I can laugh about it now). The timing of updating […]

Protecting My Christmas Tree Cord

We bought a new Christmas tree this year. And I did something I’ve never done before: I bought a pre-lit tree. I was so terrified of plugging it in and the lights just NOT turning on. We ended up braving a pre-lit tree mostly because I wanted a tall tree for my tall ceiling, but didn’t […]

Renovation: Materials Chosen and Painting Started (Phase 1)

Remember my Water Lalapalooza 2016 post? If you didn’t see that, I’ll summarize by saying that we had some water damage thanks to a missing washer on the hose of our washing machine. We took the list of repairs paid for by our home insurance and used the chance to add some upgrades. These were things on my […]

The 2016 Love Home Challenge

I hope you’ve enjoyed the last 7 weeks of focusing on loving your home again! Let’s look at what we’ve done. During Week #1 we focused our attention on the Kitchen.   During Week #2 we found ways to make Bathrooms better.   During Week #3 we made changes to the Bedrooms in our homes.   During Week #4 we focused […]

Just For You – Love Home Challenge

Last week I challenged you to do something to your home for the sake of someone else. This is our last week of the Love Home Challenge, and I want to end doing a little something for ourselves. The lines blur for me because I love things being organized and beautiful, so whether I’m doing […]

To Help Someone Else – Love Home Challenge

This week’s focus is really fun! We are going to think of a project that helps someone else in our home! Part of Loving our Homes more is creating a good feeling in our homes. Showing kindness and thoughtfulness by example. Love will be felt this week, and that is a pretty good feeling. If […]

The Funny Things I Found In My New House

MOVING IS SO FUN! – said no one ever. This part of Texas is a seller’s market right now, so some home sellers are stretching the bounds of common decency because they can get away with it. We looked at a half-million dollar home that had only been on the market for a few days and […]

Functionality – Love Home Challenge

This is the 5th week of the Love Home Challenge. I hope you are already feeling better in your home, but we aren’t done yet! Let’s keep this party going. This week is all about Functionality. We will focus on adding or fixing functionality that will help you Love Your Home more. The best assignment options […]

New House BEFORE Pictures (Finally!)

We moved furniture into this house on Labor Day weekend. In celebration of a month living in our new house in Texas, I thought I’d share the pictures I took the day before the furniture arrived. I call these the “before” pictures. Of all the homes I looked at, I chose this house, so obviously […]