Can’t replace it? Paint it!!

Don’t you just love home improvement shows? I do, I am a sucker for makeover shows!

However, once you are actually living in a fixer upper and doing the work yourself.. you quickly learn that your reality might look a little different than your favorite reality shows.. right!? :)

We’ve been in our current fixer for about 2 1/2 years. It has been  quite the process and I am continuing to learn how to embrace it and be ok in the messy middle.

There is definitely something gratifying about completing a project yourself.. about working on a budget and coming up with creative solutions ( i mean if someone offered to do the work for me or fund my project i wouldn’t argue. lol).

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WhiteFive Kitchen Edition

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Hello Friends!! Here’s a little peek of our progressing Kitchen Reno & some thoughts from along the way. For those of you taking on a big project that you have to do in stages (aka it is not going to be done overnight & you do not have a HGTV crew or contractor) … take a deep breath and embrace the ugly… keep your ultimate vision in mind but celebrate the progress along the way!! It will not be ugly forever. 

Here we have our lovely kitchen upon purchase a year and half ago. First step: Remove those upper cabinets!!  (we also had the wallpaper removed & cabinets painted & then ceased work until we had another chance (aka: time/money) to work on it.

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Thankful Tree- DIY

Hello friends!! Please forgive me for my blog slackard- ness  ….  I am sure you understand… life starts spinning & you do your best to just hang on! :)

Well, I won’t say things are no longer spinning but maybe it has slowed down a little….. just maybe. hahaha. ;)

You can check out our latest DIY post here.  

Nothing fancy but a fun & simple DIY for the holidays!

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Concept: Thankful Tree. Take a moment to pause, reflect & write down something you are thankful for. Great to involve family & friends. Also, a great way to begin a conversation & to cultivate gratitude.

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Wood Wall

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A little Archive from our previous house. Really miss this wood wall!

Not sure what other families do at 11pm on a Sunday night… but around here we decide it’s a good time to work on a house project! I mean the kids are all asleep and you can finally have a quiet moment to think & create.
(For all you morning people – this may not work for you… maybe you can wake up at like 4:30am..? :)

Also, it definitely works to our advantage that our kids can sleep through a compressor going on & off and a nail gun.

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