stylish Blogger Time

This whole blogging thing is quite new to me but I'm honored that jandjhome nominated me for the Stylish Blogger Award. I hope I can live up to the expectations! Rules of the award are to share 7 personal things about me that my readers may not know and then bestow this award on 7 other bloggers. Now, 7 things you may not know about me... I'm currently pursuing my MBA while working full-time in a executive level marketing position. The hubby is a full-time college professor and full-time ceramic … [Read more...]

pitter patter of little feet

Not baby feet....furry, little animal feet! The sound of little dog and cat paws running around hardwoods is music to my ears. We got really lucky that half the house had original red oak solid plank floors. Most of it was actually covered with ancient, nasty looking (and smelling!), orange carpet. The floors were stained in a beautiful dark chestnut brown but badly damaged from termites in certain areas. One of the guestrooms was so bad it had to be completely ripped out. We are having the … [Read more...]

surprises in every corner

There is never a dull moment when you start renovating a home built in 1953 that has had little, if any, updating since that year. Design styles were quite interesting in Florida during that time and I question the sanity of the people who designed and decorated this property. Exhibit A -  There is a planter with a waterfall in our family room. Yes, you read that correctly. That brown hole in the corner is a planter full of dirt and mulch about two to three feet deep. Those little protruding … [Read more...]

girst home delivery

We got our appliances yesterday! We get a great discount directly from Whirlpool through my company so we took advantage and bought these beauties:The delivery might be a bit premature since our kitchen currently looks like this but apparently I was being a bit optimistic when I set the delivery date.We are making progress though! The kitchen is definitely an improvement over this:The new appliances are now nestled in their boxes and plastic wrap in the corner of the family room where they will … [Read more...]

tomething old, something new

One of the perks of moving to a house more than double the size of the one we currently live in is buying new furniture. Here are some of the items that are currently on my wish list:Wrap Office Chair - West Elm  Tulip Chair - West Elm Framed Side Table - West Elm= Flex Gravel Sofa - CB2  We are bringing some pieces from our current place as they currently are, refinishing some wood furniture pieces (pictures to come!) and will be spending some time thrifting looking for some mid-century … [Read more...]

the messiest painter

I am by far the messiest painter ever. At least I get the job done! The rooms I painted look great but the paper we used to cover the floors are a mess in most areas...including foot prints from when I stepped in the paint tray and big blobs from knocking over paint cans.While I've only painted half the house, the difference is huge...everything looks so much cleaner and crisper. I promise we'll start taking better pictures.Craft Room/OfficeGuestroomsHallway with new light fixture too!Living … [Read more...]