Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Shallot

brussels with shallot and bacon

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

With my favorite food holiday upon us, I thought it might be time to start another section of the blog for one of my favorite things- FOOD!  My good friend over at started a food blog awhile back (if you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend you do!), and ever since, I’ve been thinking about how blogging recipes might actually make me, you know, write them down?  Like a normal person? I tend to just throw things into a dish, and if it ends up tasting great, well, awesome! …buuuut I probably don’t remember what I put in it to make it taste that way.  Oops. Continue reading

Master Bathroom!


So, somewhere along the way in our various moves, and the craziness that our lives entail, I’ve managed to lose a bunch of photos.  You guys, it’s been driving me crazy. I had a couple little tutorial posts planned highlighting some fun projects, and I knew I had taken some photos on older phones/cameras, and now I can’t find them anywhere.  It wasn’t even really that big of a deal when I set out to find them, but now that they seem to be gone, I NEED THEM.  I’m not going to give up just yet, but I think it’s time to breathe, and write about the master bath renovation instead… which, rest assured, we have plenty of pictures for.    Continue reading

Sneak Peek!


Just a quick update to whet your appetite with the exterior ‘after’ photo while I put together some more posts showcasing my favorite areas- the master bath and kitchen! Be sure to check out all of the before pics to see where we started!

Some updates!


We’re nearing the finish line on our latest project, which means lots of little things getting taken care of, and finishing touches going on. This past weekend we actually treated ourselves to a night off to attend the annual block party on our old street- where our first house is. We had a blast hanging out with everyone- it definitely made us feel nostalgic and miss our old place, and the wonderful neighborhood.  We were a little worried when some nasty weather came through that afternoon, but it cleared up just in time! Continue reading

2nd Floor Main Bath

Main Bath Before/After

You guys.  We are totally getting there! We’re in that oh-my-gosh, how-is-this-thing-not-done-yet stage of things, and we’re both starting to go a little crazy in the head.  We seem to reach a point of almost-done-ness where things start coming together, the house actually starts looking like a real house that a real person could actually live in, and we start noticing every.


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DIY Cast-Iron Tub Makeover

how to refinish an old cast iron claw foot tub

The main floor bath is just about ready to be revealed (so exciting!), but I wanted to take a little time-out to highlight the tub you’ll be seeing in there!

I felt like this tub deserved it’s own post, and a little how-to, since it required a little sprucing up.

When we bought the house, there were all kinds of things in there! Molding from doorways, old doors and windows, an old dresser (which we have some as-yet-undetermined plans for!) and…. this strange old tub. Continue reading