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Sitting Room Reveal

About a year ago, I realised that we rarely, if ever, used our back guest bedroom. Most of our guests prefer to sleep in the larger, full-size bed in our front guest bedroom. Not only is the bed bigger, but the room is more put together in terms of welcoming a guest.  So, I decided that the […]

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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 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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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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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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2016 End-Of-Year Goal Check In

Back in January, I made a list of goals for the year ahead. Then, I checked in again in June to see if I had made any progress and also to see if I need to make any adjustments to my goals for the remainder of the year. Now that the year is over, it’s time to […]

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Goodbye Rusty

I wrote about our new garage door awhile back. When our old door finally gave out on us, we decided to upgrade to a carriage-style garage door. We love the windows at the top of the door, the panel details, and, of course, the hardware. However, we were not loving the lights on either side […]

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