Category: Blog

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Happy Birthday, Handy Man.

On the night before Valentine’s Day, after my Kendall had fallen asleep and I tip toed over our squeaky hallway floors to set out his gifts and a card, I had an epiphany. As I was writing down a small note to my husband in the obnoxiously over sized card that I got him, I wrote my typical “I appreciate you and all of … Read More Happy Birthday, Handy Man.

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Shiplap on my mind.

In the past few weeks as progress has continued here at our 22 mile home,  we are nearly reaching the time that I’ve been waiting for ever since we ripped down the first piece of old sheet rock from our walls… making things look pretty again.  On such a Sunday as this, I’m sure a lot of people have got football on their brains, … Read More Shiplap on my mind.

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Renovation progress on pause.

As much as I love to see progress continue here at the 22 mile home, I will be the first to admit that I can feel a little bit overwhelmed at times with the work load ahead of us and sometimes crave a weekend getaway. Kendall, of course, will never complain and will take each day head on and full steam ahead. There are … Read More Renovation progress on pause.

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Snowed in.

I remember “back in the day” when the best three words that any mother could utter were “No school today!” You knew immediately that once you heard those blessed words,  the rest of the day was dedicated solely to doing nothing, except maybe watch a movie or five. Now that I’ve become an adult, snow takes on a whole new level of meaning. It … Read More Snowed in.

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“This is just my life right now.”

Ever since I became a housewife, I have striven to keep a neat and tidy home. I’m a firm believer that everything has a place and that it should be kept there when it’s not being used. The older I get, the more severe my OCD gets, but having to live in a construction war zone has forced me to throw that OCD out … Read More “This is just my life right now.”

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Cabineting in the New Year.

Kendall has worked so hard this fall to get our house sealed up and the heat installed into our basement to ensure that we wouldn’t freeze to death in our construction war zone. Now that he is officially done getting the house winterized, he’s available to move on to my indoor house projects which really only means one thing… the kitchen! Kendall got a … Read More Cabineting in the New Year.

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Concrete for Christmas.

Christmas is hands down one of my favorite seasons that I look forward to every year. The twinkle lights, the decorations, the time spent with family. I love it all. The one thing, however, that I despise about Christmas is having to keep my own secrets. Giving gifts to someone I love is one of my favorite things to do, but my natural tendency … Read More Concrete for Christmas.

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If you give your wife a ratchet strap…

During the entirety of this house build, I have prided myself on being able to do things most girls normally wouldn’t know how to do… from running the little things like an air compressor, to the big things like a skid steer. There is one common household tool though that I have never ever, for the life of me been able to master… those … Read More If you give your wife a ratchet strap…

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Baking with my Handy Man.

So I am going to toot my own horn here just for a little minute. I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job as a wife to not complain to my handy husband that some house projects that “I want done” are not being done yet. Kendall has been working so hard these past couple of months to get our house air-tight and … Read More Baking with my Handy Man.

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The Reason Behind the Name.

I have no idea what it is, but there’s just something about choosing a name that seems like an overwhelmingly daunting task to me. When I first started my blog, the only thing that kept me from posting my thoughts to the world was because I couldn’t think of what to officially call my blog. I stressed about it for weeks. Well, you all … Read More The Reason Behind the Name.