In my experience, there is a BIG difference between a Canadian and an American Thanksgiving. Perhaps like many things, the Canadian version is quieter and more understated. In the United States, Thanksgiving is a far bigger event. The kids are off school for almost a week, the meal is bigger, more elaborate and more […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
I like to check Craigslist daily because you never know what will come up. I have been looking for a small sideboard to put in my front entryway but I was not successful. Instead, I ended up finding something much better. If you are patient, you can find some amazing deals on Craigslist. I have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
That is the question that plagued me all summer. My new (old) house is large and needs paint in every single room and even a lot of the exterior. Would a paint gun help me on my way to restoring my century home? In Austin, before we put our house on the market, we hired […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
My new house is an old beauty that needs restoration from top to bottom. With so much to do, it is hard to know where to start. So I decided to fix up the first thing you see when you come to visit. The front door. When we moved in, the front door did […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
This house has been mine for 5 days now. Despite not having our furniture yet, I truly feel like I am home. Finally. It was a long year. Now it is time to timidly dip my toe into the vast ocean of projects that await me. This is exactly where I want to be, but […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
It’s funny that the room we used the most in our Austin house was the room that I never photographed. I didn’t really do much to this room. I didn’t paint or change the floors. I stuck my furniture in there, added some curtains and called it a day. It’s the room we watched TV […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This bathroom is on the second floor of our Austin house and shared by our daughters. Much like the girls’ bedrooms, this bathroom was low on my priority list with all the downstairs work to be done. I had not intended to do much of anything with it until our real estate agent gently told […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
Although I didn’t really get the opportunity to use my front porch for very long, once it was finished, it made for a nice welcome home. During our renovations, it was usually a spot for trash and building materials, so it was only recently there was room for a place to sit and some pretty […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
With all the work being done on the main floor, by the time we found out we were moving, there was no time to decorate the kid bedrooms on the second floor. My job became freshening, updating and staging in as little time as possible. The walls were freshly painted white by the last […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Hey y’all, Here are the professionally taken photos of my kitchen and dining area. I am still learning how to use my camera and I do not feel like my pictures did the renovation justice. Lucky for me, a photographer came to shoot my house for the MLS listing and I was lucky enough to […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.