• Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    How to completely ignore your blog and all of it’s followers, then come back and pretend like you haven’t missed a post.

    Just kidding. I honestly did not plan on being gone for so long but I was in a coma – at least a blogging coma. The truth is: we got pregnant. With twins. And those first few months were rough – reeeaally rough. Like, I didn’t go anywhere without ziploc baggies to puke into rough. And then they were tiring – reeeaally tiring. And now I have no excuses. I’m on modified bedrest and I’m bored out of my mind and I feel a little guilty to even write this blog – because it’s been so freaking long since I’ve written anything. I almost thought I should just delete this…

  • Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    Finishing Touches!

    This past week Mike has been hanging fans and connecting all the electrical receptacles (light switches/outlets). I put in the trim pieces for the can lights, hung a few sconces and a cute chandelier over our front door. Mike strongly dislikes the chandelier, he hasn’t flat out said he doesn’t like it, but I can tell. It’s the same face he made when he found out our new sofas don’t have built in recliners. He passive aggressively refers to me as “design eye” and we move on. I don’t care what he says, I like these couches and they are super comfy. This fan used to be in the top…

  • Crafts and DIY Tutorials

    DIY: Make your own vinyl polka dot decals

    This was probably one of the easiest DIY crafts I have ever done. Mike can attest to that – since he’s had to deal with me sewing ruffles for two months straight when I was making the girls duvets. This craft took me MAYBE an hour cumulatively if you don’t count drying time/shopping time. I can’t wait to re-purpose it and make lots of other vinyl decals! I’m thinking vase decor, milk jug numbers, framed silhouette…the possibilities are endless. The contact paper is vinyl so you don’t have to worry about water damage to the sticker. The sticker side won’t damage your walls yet it sticks really well since its made…

  • Phase 5: Combo and Lath

    A Down and Dirty Update

    It’s been over a month since I’ve posted an update. Some people have been asking if we’ve either given up and decided to become trailer trash for life or if we’re all moved in to the house again. Maybe in two more days. At least that is what I tell myself everysingleday. The truth of the matter is, we will be lucky in two months if we are painting and moving back in. However, in order to get through each day living in the trailer I tell myself, “just two more days and we’ll be done!” If anyone out there is a runner you probably can relate because we make…