Blooming

A few weeks ago, Chris and I took the kids to the hardware store to get some supplies for our kitchen renovation.  Did I tell you we were renovating our kitchen?  Apparently, we are.  It was an accidental renovation, though, that started with a simple conversation: “I need a project,” Chris whined one Saturday morning. “What about painting the kitchen?” I responded harmlessly. And the next thing I knew, this was happening in my kitchen. In case you can’t tell, that’s Bean putting a hammer through our kitchen ceiling. Demo…

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Sushi, Scavenger Hunts, and Summer Night Shenanigans

This past holiday weekend, Chris was itching for a project.  Originally, I suggested that we paint the kitchen.  This, of course, led to an entire kitchen renovation, which is still ongoing.  More on that good time later… But Saturday night, we needed to make a trip to the hardware store to pick up one little thing for the kitchen project, so we decided to grab dinner at our favorite sushi place first and make a night of it.   We’ve taken the kids here before and they love the chicken teriyaki…

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#MCrenovation

When we bought this house, one of the things that appealed the most to us was this extra living space downstairs.  Our house has a split floor plan, with bedrooms and two full baths upstairs, a living room, kitchen, and dining room on the main floor, and then an extra bonus room downstairs that walks out into the backyard.  We knew that as the kids got older, we would really love having an extra room to use. Originally, we planned to turn this extra room into a playroom of some…

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A Visitor and a Project

This past weekend, Chris’s dad, Mickey, came to visit us for the long weekend.  It was his first visit to our house, and I know how excited Chris was to have him here and show him around. Mickey came down to help Chris move our air conditioning unit to the side of our house and install a new unit. It’s a project Chris and I have been talking about since we bought the house. Our AC unit is over 20 years old. It was constantly leaking freon and then the…

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Young House Jealous

If you’ve been around the internets for very long, particularly in the bloggity blog world, then you’ve probably heard of a wildly popular blog called, “Young House Love.”  It’s a blog started by a young married couple (see why I like it already???) who started chronicling their home DIY projects around their house.  I had heard of the blog before because it has exploded in this age of Pinterest and DIY-ing.  And I had also heard they published a super awesome book about their projects, too, which I am dying…

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