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    DIY Toy Toilet Paper Roll Holder

    Jack’s bathroom has been sitting around 95% done. 95 is the new 100% right? Where are my 95’ers at? Anyhow, he’s needed a toilet roll paper holder…should be easy right? They sell them everywhere. Shoot, even CVS has toilet roll paper holders. But, you guys, I was sooooo not feeling like any ordinary toilet roll paper will work for this room. It’s playful, fun, bold and all boy. He doesn’t have to share it with any of his three sisters. Look at how cute it is: Also, I’ve painted and finished the trim in this room since this picture was taken…sorry for the old photo, priorities… Before each Christmas rolls…

  • Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation,  Uncategorized

    The Roof is On Fire

    (1) I wish. Then I wouldn’t have spent three days working on it. My gawd it’s awful work. I would never be a roofer. It’s hot, and I don’t mean just the air around you, but physically the asphalt shingles will burn your skin. The good news is, I got a great tan, the bad news is, well there is just waaaay too much bad news. Tan lines, broken lights, finding out the past owners connected copper to galvanized fittings, I’m sure there’s a bunch more. Plus one of our friends fell off the roof and had to go to the ER for stitches. Basically three days of back breaking…

  • Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation,  Uncategorized

    D-Day July 23, 2013

    The day started like any other day, Mike and I rolling out of bed a little bit later than we should have, stumbling around the house like hungry zombies until we got our morning coffee pouring through our veins. However, in the air was something different, it held a hint of anticipation muddled with fear…blah blah blah and that is how I would start my great memoir should I ever write one. But this is a blog, enough with the wordy wordy stuff. Mike wanted to start demoing in our bathroom, I (nicely) told him that was crazy and he should start demoing somewhere that we don’t utilize everyotherhouroftheday. He…

  • Phase 1: Planning,  Uncategorized

    Into the rabbit hole…

    For more than a year Mike and I have been flirting with the idea to enlarge our current house. We have a two-bedroom two-bath house, four people and two large Labradors. It’s 972 s.f. To some of you this may be perfect, and for us, it works, but it is far from our ideal. When Mike bought this house he had always planned on making it larger but he never had a real reason to…then along came me and our two little girls and the concentration of estrogen is a little too thick. We batted back and forth the ideas of building out or building up. We loved the idea…