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Back Porch in Progress

OK, after coming out of blogging hibernation with a teaser photo a few weeks back we'll go ahead and start sharing what we've been up to for the past nine months. It's a number of projects, so it will need...

Yeah, but what did it look like BEFORE?

Sorry! I was so excited about how spiffy the place was looking that I forgot to post the "before" pics. So, if you really want to see how far we've come, click for the rest of the post and PREPARE...

A Nice Reveal of the Living Room and Dining Room

We've been tidying up the house and moving furniture around to accommodate the twenty or so people coming to eat oatmeal and watch the inauguration of the new president on Tuesday. I snapped a few photos. It's so often we...

Con=Overcommitment, Pro=BREAKFAST!

Since we embarked on this crazy adventure at the HouseInProgress, we have only thrown three shindigs in over five years. In 2003, we invited some folks from our church group to hang out for the evening in one of the...

Blame It On Facebook...

...or something. So, there we were, just jamming along with the house and getting the new living room done, blah, blah, blah. And I'm blogging it. And then. FACEBOOK! GERMS! POTTY TRAINING! ELECTION! MORE GERMS! POTTY TRAINING REGRESSION! OMG THE...

Another Holiday in Progress

This post was written for Houseblogs.net as part of a sweepstakes sponsored by SC Johnson's Right@Home. It's hard to believe that this will be our sixth Christmas here since we first moved in. It's even more amazing to me that...

Chilly. Me Want Fireplace.

So, my bronchitis is finally on its way to someone else's house. I always seem to get something nasty right as school starts and this year was no different. Germs + Toddler = wanting to lie in bed and moan...

Sarah Susanka is in the Hizzouz...woot!

If you like old houses, maybe you take a drive in other neighborhoods now and again to gaze upon their beauty. And then you go for ice cream. If you are a BIG, DORKY, HOUSE GEEK, you get down to...

Our Friends Bought the Farm!

This past weekend, we spent 24 blissful hours with friends on their farm in the country. We either strolled around and laughed together, or drank wine and read, or ate fresh veggies, or played with the kids in the magnificent...

5 Years Ago Yesterday

...I was writing this while crouched in the loft of Aaron's parents guest room and trying not to fall apart from excitement and fear. We should have cracked open the champagne or something, but I was glued to CNN and...

Real AND Spectacular

Unfinished living room at 7 a.m....

Beating Poplar Blotch

Okay, so I am going to loose myself in the pleasure of filling all of the nail holes in the living room trim and striving to achieve that Zen-like state of bliss known as Renovator's Flow. In the meantime, I'll...

*Post Renovation Depression*

What is up with me lately? Seriously. My face has totally broken out, I've eaten an ENTIRE APPLE PIE and TWO packages of chocolate chip cookies (by myself) within the last five days, I'm tired and irritable, I haven't felt...

Color! Color!

I've been dreaming of this day since January 2007 when I first wrote about my search for the perfect shade of "bungalow yellow". I never thought I'd want to paint a room with yellow paint. Isn't there a rule of...

More House Voyeurism

In our neighborhood, it's sometimes known as the house that everybody wants to live in. It is a clever, beautiful house. And we're enjoying our temporary stay here. (Don't worry, MorMor and FarFar. We will move out. Eventually. I promise.)...

Patterns

One of the things that I was excited to design into the new living room was the pattern made by the divided lights in our Prairie-style windows. Themes and patterns throughout a house, however subtle, are a neat way to...

Scenes from the Rebirth of the Living/Dining Room

A stripped window sill. I'm sure it has been decades since this wood grain has seen the light of day....

Renovation with Toddler

Thursday, April 3, 2008 4:30 am: Stumble out of bed at in-law's house to go to crying toddler, tripping over the suitcases that we have been living out of since March 12th. Excellent time to experiment with toddler-friendly swear words...

Catch-Up and the Big Reveal

So we were gone for two weeks while T.K. slaved away on the house. We took the stomach flu on vacation with us to visit my parents. So, we gave the flu to my parents and enjoyed the beach while...

Home Improvement Tetris

While the departure date of our yearly vacation with my parents loomed large, Aaron and I whipped together a list of things that needed to be completed before we left. For the house, this included stripping the remaining woodwork (door...

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