House

Turning a House into a Home

We bought a house a little over a year ago. I posted about it, I told you I didn't have a name for her. I think her name is home, but we've been working on making it that way. I'm not sure that the…


Before and After - First House

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A New Adventure

Handsome and I recently bought a new house. Here's to learning where the floor boards creek finding the shortest route to the bathroom during movie pauses knowing what temperature the new stove…


Packing Up, Heading Out, and Moving On

We've been packing up our house for months now. Trying to stage it to sell. It's been emptying slowly. Slowing becoming less of us so others can see themselves in our house. We've taken down: the…


Power tools

Over break I got to play with power tools. I was too tired of wearing pants and dressing up everyday. So I did my house project in my pajamas. Still. It's coming along. -Tomato


House Project

We started a house project. What some people might call a remodel we are calling a house project.    That'd be some nice hardwood floor under the crappy tile job. We're going to try to refinish…


I built some stairs

It's not the easiest. There's math involved. You have to figure out your distance you need to go both up and out. Then you need to figure out your rise over run. Being an English teacher I decided…


Gardening Update

  Potato Box Raised Bed Tomato Garden. Two Raised Beds turned into three. (Later turned into 4)   The pond filled in and grass a-growing! - Tomato's Farm


A Fence, Friends, and an Experience

  We put in a fence around the lot next door. That my friends, is our fence. The stakes were our rough estimate of where we were going. We were really really fortunate to have a lot of help.……


I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

  When we bought our house it had a "nice" cement pond. The pump hadn't been turned on in years and the water was muck. There was rocks and bricks in the pond. We thought we would restore the…


Closet Floor

We recently took that old attic plank floor to nice Pergo flooring. This is also your annual reminder that when you take pictures of yourself DIYing it up make sure you wear a cute outfit. You…


House Work is a Box of Chocolates

That's my closet. I know it's big it's nice. The angled walls take a bit of that away though. That's not what we are talking about here though. Do you see that black line in the middle of the wall…


Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

I grew up adamant that my family get a real tree and that we open Christmas gifts on Christmas. I'm a traditionalist what can I say. Really it's just that I like to take Christmas to the max. I'm…


House Warming

In true chaos style. I only have pictures of the pre and post. So here it goes! My two wonderful parents came to visit and help prepare the house. You know the philosophy where you clean it really…


Making Progress

Handsome and I are throwing a party to break in the house. We figure if we can fill it will all the people we love than it's meant to be! So we've been doing a haul on the house over some big eye…


Is that My House?

  Recently handsome has come to visit me. Which means someone had to watch the fluff. We had a friend staying with us, Butler, and a friend come visit to watch the dog, Dave do some work while…