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 … Continue reading Renovation progress on pause.
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 … Continue reading Snowed in.
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 … Continue reading “This is just my life right now.”
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 … Continue reading Cabineting in the New Year.
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 … Continue reading Concrete for Christmas.
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 … Continue reading If you give your wife a ratchet strap…
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 … Continue reading Baking with my Handy Man.
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. … Continue reading The Reason Behind the Name.
Here's little disclaimer for you: "the 22 mile home" has been no walk in the park. More often than not, I am suddenly consumed by the doomed awareness of dust that surrounds me and I can't get away from it. That's when I go out to the garage and blast myself with the air compressor … Continue reading 5 hacks I learned living in a construction war zone.
Scritch. Scratch. Eekity-eek. Those are just a few of the sounds that any homeowner never wants to hear. Unfortunately for Kendall and I, we just recently had fallen victim to a horror that every homeowner is bound to face during their time of home ownership: the sound of the feet of little mice having the … Continue reading There’s a mouse in my house.