Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Back Screened Porch

IMG_3189 IMG_3399 IMG_3419 IMG_3295 IMG_3298 IMG_3289 IMG_3193 I've never really been a fan of screened in porches. I figured if you have a porch, why would you screen it in. Kind of defeated the purpose of having a porch was my thinking....until now.

I love this little space. Sipping on morning coffee, or winding down with a glass of wine at the end of the day. It beckons you to come sit a spell, and just BE. And I've been more than happy to answer.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Ugly Tree

IMG_2720 IMG_2721 IMG_2722 IMG_2723 IMG_2719 When we decided to buy our house, I knew this wild looking tree had to go! Why someone would plant it so close to the walkway and another tree was beyond me. The leaning evergreen bush had to go too. It blocked the front porch view. I can't tell you how happy I was when the trees were gone! Now all you see is the beautiful porch and a clear walkway to the driveway. No more walking through cobwebs from the trees. It changed the whole front of the house and made it more ours.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Home - a month in

IMG_2977 IMG_2976 IMG_3007 IMG_3064 IMG_3006 IMG_2918 IMG_3034 We have been in our new home a little over a month now, and I must say I love it more with each passing day. Besides a few boxes in the garage, everything has found its place. As you can see in my previous post, we made a few changes in the kitchen, and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the kitchen.  We've cut a few trees from the front of the house, put a picket fence around the backyard for Titus and both porches have the furniture we wanted and have become places we love to hang. During the moving process, I didn't think we would ever get to this point and now I'm so happy and thankful to be here!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Kitchen Reno

IMG_2378 IMG_2375 IMG_2374 IMG_2801 IMG_2750 IMG_2802 IMG_2745 IMG_2743 IMG_2800 IMG_2787 IMG_2804 IMG_2748 I love watching home renovation shows on HGTV. Rehab Addict, Good Bones, Home Town, Fixer Upper, just to name a few. I could spend a whole morning just watching them. I've since learned from our small kitchen reno that I much prefer watching a reno show, than actually going through one!

When we bought this house, I knew I wanted to change the granite. It was too dark and I wasn't feeling it. I went on a Pinterest pinning frenzy of all the kitchens I loved and noticed a trend. White quartz counters and dark grey cabinets. All the kitchens I pinned had those two elements. So of course, that's what we did. Our new kitchen isn't as open as our previous one, so I wanted it to be bright. And bright it is! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the kitchen now. I thought I would miss the island from our previous kitchen, but I don't. The only thing I miss is the gas stove. I'm not a fan of cooking with electric. Being out in the country we would need to use propane for a gas stove, so I'm getting use to electric again. I will say the cook-top is a lot easier to clean though. We've talked of changing the back-splash, but that will have to wait. And I'm OK with that.

How about that big, white cast iron sink! It'a a favorite of mine! I love to see it all shiny and empty. I'm thinking it will be motivation to keep it empty. And the kitchen clean. Ha! Let's see how long it lasts.

Next project, the front yard and the porches. This past weekend we cut down a few trees. Well, Fonzy cut down some trees and started staining the front porch. I can't wait to share the porch once I have it all decked out for Fall!

Home Sweet Home!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Home Sweet Home

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We have been in our house exactly two weeks now. We still have a bunch of boxes in various rooms, and things not quite in their places, but it's starting to feel like home.

We have a small kitchen renovation underway, which feels like a big renovation, and all the interior walls have been painted a light grey. A picket fence is being built for Titus to roam free in the backyard, and soon Fonzy will stain the front and back porch floors. Slowly, but surely it's coming all together.