Homestead Update and Kitchen Remodel Progress

Wow. Allow me to pause for a moment to let my head stop spinning. Ok. It has been a whirlwind couple of days for us. We had a few fellas from church come out to help us put in the new floor. But what they actually did surpassed even my wildest expectations and honestly I'm … Continue reading Homestead Update and Kitchen Remodel Progress

Kitchen Remodel: Sink Progress Part 2

I swear my biceps and shoulders are twice the size they were when I started these kitchen renovation projects. My elbow is just about out of grease. [Elbow related side note: I was playing soccer with my boys and they insisted on mama being keeper. I got an awesome save but my elbow landed on … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: Sink Progress Part 2

Kitchen Remodel Progress

Remember way on back when I started griping and complaining and yanking out broken kitchen cabinet doors and drawers? If not, you can read about my pining away for a new kitchen here. Well, we're finally able to make some headway. We wanted to do all of our renovations debt-free, because how much of your … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel Progress

Dining Room Paper Floor

So white is not a color for this clan of mine. Nope. We're too... Well, I was going to say messy, cruddy, and mucky, but we'll go with rugged... We're too rugged to pull off white. White is a color for pristine, childless, petless, showplace homes. So, we (and by we, I mean I, because … Continue reading Dining Room Paper Floor

Farmhouse Renovations Continued

I realized that all you lovely people haven't seen our basement since it was gutted. Well, actually, you've never seen our basement. Because it's a little scary down there. So I thought I'd take you on a post-deconstruction tour. This is what it used to look like in one of the storagey areas. Dark, scary, … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations Continued

Please Excuse my Sporadic Posts…

...I wonder how many posts I've written that begin with, "Oh my goodness, it's chaos around here..." I'll look into it. That's research I don't have time for at the moment. Update with the mold issue: I haven't been back down to the basement since I realized just how allergic I am to mold. The … Continue reading Please Excuse my Sporadic Posts…

Homestead Kitchen Remodel: Phase 1

You know those times when all you want is just one, small, conciliatory spruce-up and you end up opening a big, fat, putrid can of worms?  Yeah... That's my kitchen right now... Maybe it was the fact that homelessness was looming over us when we bought the place or the fact that I was 7 … Continue reading Homestead Kitchen Remodel: Phase 1