Window Wall

You know that feeling when you check off items on a list? That giddy, elated feeling that one more thing is done? It’s wonderful isn’t it? 🙂 That’s how I’m feeling lately. We have been going gangbusters working on projects these past few weeks and the house is coming together more and more each day. One project that we just finished was adding windows and a frame to our kitchen wall. It’s a huge floor-to-ceiling wall and needed something quite big to fill the space.  I took some old windows, wood from up north, and a photo to create a wonderful display 🙂

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DIY Outdoor Lighting

I’ve been pinning ideas from Pinterest for outdoor lighting since before we even bought our new house. I knew that I was going to incorporate these ideas in some way or another and was so excited to see that our home had the perfect area!

DIY Outdoor Lighting

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31 Days to a Clutter Free Life by Ruth Soukup ~ CHALLENGE Post 1

EM Photography

Hello! Welcome to my journey through the best organizing book I’ve found yet. 31 Days to a Clutter Free Life is exactly what I need as we continue to unpack and organize our life. Each day has an area of the home to organize or task to be completed to help regain control of the clutter and use the space more effectively. I found that as I’m working on one task, I tend to be working on another one without even realizing it! Each time I’m complete a task I’m going to share my before and after photos and what I did to get more organized.

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Love the Home You Have ~ Book Review

Love the Home You Have

I want to start off by thanking Melissa for writing a book that truly feels like it was written just for me. I wish I would’ve had this book when my husband and I first met. The first house we lived in together was a home he purchased when he was with his ex-wife. The reason I tell you that is so that you understand where my feelings came from and why I struggled to love the home we had. Melissa makes you realize that no matter the house you live in or the circumstances that have brought you to where you are you can put all the ideas and dreams from your head into that home.

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Second Chance at Life ~ Dresser

Dresser Redo

There have been many projects that I’ve wanted to do well before we even sold our first house. The main one, though, was bringing home two large pieces of furniture from my grandpa’s chicken coop up north. I’m a sentimental person and want to save and restore anything I can get my hands on. I believe that most old & forgotten furniture can, for the most part, be saved and new life breathed into it. From the time I laid my eyes on the old furniture that was piled up in the chicken coop, I knew some day I’d bring it all home and do just that.

Dresser Redo

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August Recap and September Goals

I’m a little behind with getting this posted. Better late than never though! August was an incredibly busy month and September has started off busy as well. Every weekend this month is booked! Let’s see how I did with my August goals and see what is planned for September.

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Yard Update!

Happy Friday! It’s been way too long since I’ve updated you on all the things blooming in our yard. This summer has gone by so fast and the chill in the air lately is making me think of fall. As I get older, the more I fall in love with this time of year. I know. . . you’re thinking “But Liz, it’s still AUGUST!” Yes, I know but only for a few more days and then it’s SEPTEMBER which immediately switches my mindset from summer to fall. Yes, I will miss the warm days and summer blooms, but there is something about being cozy in the house working on projects that has me excited this year. Oh, and the fact that we have a fireplace now!! I can’t wait to have our first fire in it. OK, now that I’ve probably made a few of you mad for wishing for fall weather, let me share what bloomed in our yard over the past few months 🙂

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House Adventures ~ Land of Unknown Flowers

Each day, our yard is surprising us with more and more flowers and shrubs budding and blooming. I don’t have a clue what half of them are, but I’m sure enjoying watching them grow.

unknown plant

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House Adventures ~ Our First Few Days

I dreamed and thought about how these past few days were going to go for over a year. Let me tell you that how things went in my dreams is NOT how they went…shocker right?? Moving is never fun…which I’m pretty sure you already know. I honestly thought I was pretty prepared for it this time.

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