Blog Archives: Home Renovation

school table project

school table project

Before we started school, we were trying to figure out where to create a space for the kids. Of course they could use the dining room but we only have one table & I could just imagine it being covered with papers, books & crafts and us eating on the floor (not that that’s ever happened at our house!;) I wanted them […]

built-ins, loft beds & countertops…oh my!

built-ins, loft beds & countertops…oh my!

We are on the home stretch, friends! Right now, we are at a stand still when it comes to moving in. In my last update, I mentioned that we had a water pressure situation. We suspected it all along but once we got sinks hooked up & had the water company turn up the meter as far as they could, we knew we […]

Gigi

Gigi

So, for the past eight months, we have been living with my mother-in-law. For some of you the thought of that makes your stomach turn. You may be fine with the occasional visit but you couldn’t think of being under the same roof with her for more than a week. I’ve seen the chic flick stereotypes of the “monster-in-law” and […]

renovation update

renovation update

It’s been awhile…too long! We’ve been crazy busy over at the homestead and we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Here’s what we’ve been up to the last few weeks… Aubrey finished tiling the master bathroom shower. He did such an amazing job…it is seriously like a work of art! For those of you who have asked…yes […]

sickies, snow for days & shower progress

sickies, snow for days & shower progress

We started the week off passing around a pretty nasty tummy bug. It’s the first time in our marriage that we’ve been sick at the same time & let me just tell you…it was not pretty! We were praising Jesus for Gigi!! We honestly didn’t really know what was going on outside until about Tuesday. But it’s been a week […]

What Happens When It’s Not Good Enough?

What Happens When It’s Not Good Enough?

We have had a busy and productive week working on the house. We were working hard to reach a major milestone in our renovation. The mortgage company required us to escrow some money to make some required repairs to the house because we bought it in an unlivable condition. It is their way of safeguarding themselves from us walking away. […]

Sweet Home Alabama & a video update…

Sweet Home Alabama & a video update…

We just finished up a custom piece that we’re calling Sweet Home Alabama. We hope you love it, Sarah! Over at the homestead, it sort of felt like we took one step forward and two steps back. We finished painting…we actually totally forgot about the closets so yeah, that was fun. Then on Wednesday, Aubrey & my brother-in-law Michael started laying […]

Renovation Update – January 26th

Renovation Update – January 26th

A few of you have mentioned that you would like to see some video of the house as we move through the process. So Jen tried her hand at a video update.     Thanks to some great friends who came yesterday and today, we are almost done painting the whole house. Our whole house painted in about a day […]