One of the most instantly rewarding projects we've completed this season is the installation of a veggie patch in our front yard. It's funny but the decision to sacrifice a good portion of our lawn for a much less conventional venture felt nearly rebellious. I, the ultimate square, for whom rules were written because they … Continue reading Our Front Yard Garden Experiment
It's month two of the whole blogging adventure and I have to admit, I had a major moment of faltering last week. At a dinner party I was asked by a friend why I would want to blog in quite a negative way. I didn't have a fabulous answer other than that it is the … Continue reading What’s the deal with farmhouse?
It's officially year 5 of our urban farmhouse makeover, and we are still busy doing projects [actually finishing what we started]! Keeping the theme of bright, simple, and airy, we decided to go with open shelving instead of traditional upper cabinetry. Honestly, our number one contributing factor when deciding this was budget. For 4 solid … Continue reading DIY Floating Shelves
So when we last left off, we were living with a gaping hole between our living room and kitchen, and had just realized that there was a lot more to this whole "house flipping" deal than we had really anticipated. After smashing a sizable chunk of our house out, we started "adulting" and walked down … Continue reading Urban Farmhouse Remodel Part 3
There is a certain kind of despair that can overcome the heart of every gardener as we abide in a long winter. With the enduring dampness and short, dark days, one must fight against melancholy with mind vacations to spring. As I trudge out to tend to the coop, I glance longingly at piles of … Continue reading Winter
After the relatively easy beautification of our guest room, we got the itch to do a bit more on our blah 1950's bungalow. That was when we broke out the sledgehammer. I'm honestly not sure who started it. But I can tell you we hadn't really prepped or planned for it. It just kind of....happened. We were sitting in the kitchen brainstorming, … Continue reading Urban Farmhouse Remodel Part 2
We have a long-standing Friday night tradition in our household that has evolved into a really fun night that the whole family looks forward to all week. It revolves around making a homemade pizza and watching a Netflix movie. Sometimes we mix it up and go to the library and check out a good old … Continue reading Why you should kill your TV and make pizza instead