A Few Things That Are On My Mind

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I don’t need anyone to tell me that I have been absolutely terrible at blog writing in the past few years.  In fact, the last time I posted was May of 2018.  That was ten months ago.  Wow.  We’ve had so many projects going at once that it became dizzying to post about.  When I […]

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Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour 2018

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Fun was had by all on the Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour 2018. Adrian and I have had the pleasure of partaking in this free home tour for the past 5 years and it is always such a treat. It is literally one of my most favorite weekends of the year. Read about the previous […]

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The Many Side Projects

Bedrooms, Kitchen, Uncategorized

It is to no ones surprise that I have a hard time finishing large projects that take a significant amount of time and concentration. The good news is several small side projects have been completed. The bad news is most rooms in our home are tore up and half-finished because of this. After all, the kitchen renovation has been in […]

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#HalloweenHaus 2015

Halloween, Uncategorized

Hello, it’s me again. I post once a year to highlight the one night I have control of the home, Halloween. My post from last year:#HalloweenHaus. 2014 was more of a “halloween experience” than a traditional haunted house. The people entered the house, saw some scary stuff, then walked out. This worked better in my […]

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Kitchen Home Stretch


Kitchen

It is hard to comprehend the fact that the kitchen is nearing completion, the kitchen home stretch if you will. It is especially hard to imagine this space being actually being complete when you look at what we started with: Peeling wallpaper, dropped ceiling, slanted cabinets, and vinyl flooring galore. Since I have a hard […]

February 7, 2017

The Many Side Projects


Bedrooms, Kitchen, Uncategorized

It is to no ones surprise that I have a hard time finishing large projects that take a significant amount of time and concentration. The good news is several small side projects have been completed. The bad news is most rooms in our home are tore up and half-finished because of this. After all, the kitchen renovation has been in […]

January 21, 2017

Kitchen Backsplash: Part I


Kitchen

Can you even believe that we are finally working on tiling the kitchen backsplash? Nearly 3 long years after the renovation began….. This is particularly funny to me considering my brother-in-law just installed basically an entire new kitchen including backsplash in less time than it took me to write up this post (jk, sort of, but actually probably close…shoot me). […]

October 12, 2016

#HalloweenHaus 2015


Halloween, Uncategorized

Hello, it’s me again. I post once a year to highlight the one night I have control of the home, Halloween. My post from last year:#HalloweenHaus. 2014 was more of a “halloween experience” than a traditional haunted house. The people entered the house, saw some scary stuff, then walked out. This worked better in my […]

October 11, 2016

Kitchen Update Summer 2016


Kitchen

I thought it is about time for a kitchen update. It has been 2.5 years since we moved in and started work on this kitchen. I think in the last post about the kitchen (18 months in) we had just recently installed the toe kicks. We hadn’t really done much after that for several months. We […]

August 9, 2016

More Plumbing


Bathroom

I mentioned in the last post how Adrian and I have been using the first floor bath solely for the past several months while the upstairs renovations continue. Unfortunately, it had its own issues which required even more plumbing updates. The cold water at the sink stopped working about 6 or 7 months ago. Somewhere along […]

May 31, 2016

Second Floor Bathroom Update


Bathroom, Exterior

The bathroom renovation on the second floor is on our list of projects we are hoping to get done this year. We have been getting by fine with using the 1st floor bath, but it is small and has problems of its own. While this bath does function, somewhat, it has been a pain for […]

May 22, 2016

MSP Home Tour 2016


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Adrian and I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Minneapolis St. Paul Home Tour again this year. The event, which is held annually in the spring, displays remodeled, renovated, or restored homes, along with a few new builds, in the Twin Cities. The tour is always free to the public. We always have such a good time checking out some […]

May 14, 2016

Master Bedroom Update


Bedrooms

The second floor renovation is really coming along and I think a master bedroom update is in order. A LOT has happened here the past few months and I ask for some patience please as I hope to post about EVERYTHING soon. 🙂 Here is the before photo of the bedroom from when the house was still a duplex. This room was […]

April 16, 2016

2015: A Year in Review


Bathroom, Bedrooms, Kitchen, Uncategorized

We have come a long way on the house in the past year. Our second floor went from no walls/insulation/anything/down to the studs to actually being able to sleep up there. We worked on project mostly in spurts or when we needed to hit a deadline for a contractor to be able to come in […]

January 6, 2016