Blue House | Curb Appeal

Realizing Our Dream for a Pool One Step at a Time

This is a big week around our house: our fiberglass pool shell is scheduled to arrive on Friday! We are so excited to begin this major project that has been many, many months in the making. In actuality, we’ve been discussing our desire to add a pool to our property since we moved here in […]

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Blue House | Family | First House | Gifts | Holiday | Life

15 Wedding Gifts We’re Still Using – Nearly 10 Years Later!

I was recently cleaning out and decluttering my kitchen when I realized we still use quite a few things around our house that we received as wedding gifts back in 2008 – nearly 10 years ago! So, I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of the items we’re still using throughout our […]

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Blue House | Decor | House Tour | Life | Renovation

Blue House Tour: Kitchen 2017

The kitchen in our blue house has come a long way! As a reminder, here’s what it originally looked like. The pictures on top are from the day we moved in, and the three photos on the bottom are from the MLS listing. Obviously, this room already had quite a bit going for it: Corian countertops […]

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Blue House | Life | Renovation

The Saga of Painting Our Kitchen Cabinets White

I started painting the cabinets in our kitchen back in 2013. It was a job that would, unfortunately, span over the course of several years. The process was long and frustrating, and it’s taken me a couple of years to feel like I could blog about it without sounding totally defeated. In 2013, I was able to […]

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Blue House | Family | First House | Life | Moving | Renovation

Why We Decided Not to Move

Last week I shared a post where I briefly mentioned that we had considered moving. The decision to stay in our blue house was not an easy one, and it was definitely a decision where we considered multiple factors. Arriving at the decision to take on adding two expensive outdoor features (pool and detached garage) […]

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Blue House | Curb Appeal | Renovation

Backyard Inspiration: Pool & Outdoor Kitchen

We’re considering tackling a LARGE outdoor renovation later this year that would entail adding a pool and a large detached garage to our yard. We have just under two acres in our subdivision, so we should have enough room to add these projects. Arriving at the decision to take on adding two expensive features was […]

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Gifts | Life

A 31st Birthday Wish List

Whew! April has been a crazy month! My pop-up business opened in March and continued through mid-April, and then I went to the beach for a week. It was a wonderful month, and I was certainly glad for the rest at the end. My birthday is in exactly one month, so I thought it might […]

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Life

How Exercise Helps Me Achieve My Goals

I recently shared my list of goals for the year and announced my word of the year: WORK. After that post, I realized I wanted to share a bit more about why I chose the word “work” to intentionally drive and focus my year ahead. Intentionally focusing 2017 around the word “work” was a decision I […]

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Decor | DIY Art

Easy Do It Yourself Dreamcatcher

Recently, I made a DIY dreamcatcher for my sitting room, and I thought it might be fun to share it with you! Supplies: Lace Fabric Yarn Embroidery Hoop Faux Flowers Steps: Add lace fabric to an embroidery hoop and trim excess fabric from the back. (You could add a little glue at this point, but […]

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2017 Goals and My Word of the Year

This year, I’m planning to simplify my goals a bit and only concentrate on a few for our home. Instead, I’m going to focus on a word this year. In years’ past, I’ve definitely had a major, overarching goal that could have been summed up by one word. For example, last year would have been […]

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