Our New Mudroom: The Full Tour!

posted by Andrea | 08/12/2014 | 28 comments

The mudroom is officially finished and we couldn’t be happier! We have plenty of storage for all our seasonal gear and lots of room to grow.

Come take the full tour!

Our Deck: The Official Before + After Pictures!

posted by Andrea | 07/31/2014 | 29 comments

For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you probably saw that we FINALLY put the finishing touches on our new deck this past weekend… and today, I’m sharing ALL the before and after photos!

It’s a pretty amazing transformation, and I still can’t get over how much more use we’re getting out of our back yard because of it!

Our Deck Project: Out With The Old, In With the Trex!

posted by Andrea | 07/3/2014 | 13 comments

We started working on our new Trex deck last week Friday… and as of today, we’re ALMOST finished!

I can’t show you the official before and after pictures yet as we’re not finished, but I will share some of the “progress” photos as well as a little more information about our old deck demo + the new deck installation.

Our New Trex Deck Project

posted by Andrea | 06/12/2014 | 22 comments

Last week, I shared some of the progress (and the plans) for our mudroom project. We still have several things to cross of our “mudroom to-do list”, but we’re already gearing up for our 2nd project of the summer… a new deck!

Or maybe I should say, “replacing our old, tiny, unusable deck with a brand new, much larger deck”. I’m sharing those plans today!

We’re Ready for Some Mud… Literally

posted by Andrea | 06/5/2014 | 21 comments

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared bits and pieces of the progress we’re making in our new mudroom — but today, I’m sharing a lot more details, photos, plans, etc. Aren’t you excited? 🙂

Right now, we’re waiting for the drywall guy to come and “mud” the seams — then it’s ready for us to paint, trim, and lay new floors!

My Top 10 Favorite Farmhouse Posts

posted by Andrea | 03/13/2014 | 8 comments

As I planned ahead for the arrival of baby Simon, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of MY favorite posts from the past 3.5 years of blogging.

Today, I’m sharing some of MY favorite farmhouse posts — all about our home renovations, landscape design, and my sheer love for all things farmhouse!

Nora’s New Big Girl Room

posted by Andrea | 01/16/2014 | 67 comments

After months of dragging my heals, I finally finished Nora’s new bedroom upstairs!

And even though we’re still waiting for Nora to warm up to the idea of sleeping in her new room, I’m thrilled that MY part of the process is finished and I can finally share the “after” pictures with you.

Progress in Nora’s New Room + Playroom

posted by Andrea | 11/12/2013 | 14 comments

With our family expanding in a few months, we decided it was also time to “expand” our living area. So we’re in the middle of a bunch of renovations upstairs.

Today I’m sharing a bunch of before pictures, a few progress pictures, and some of my ideas for the finished rooms!

Our Landscaping: Before and After!

posted by Andrea | 09/23/2013 | 44 comments

We’ve been finished with yard work for the summer for several weeks already — but I’ve had a difficult time trying to accurately photograph the “after” pictures. It’s so hard when the plants and trees are still small!

I’m sure I’ll be sharing more pictures next summer — but for now, I’m excited to share our official 2013 landscaping before and after shots!

Our New Epoxy Garage Floor – Q&A

posted by Andrea | 09/17/2013 | 15 comments

After showing pictures of our new garage makeover last week, I got an insane number of questions about the garage floor coating. I totally understand why — Dave and I are thrilled with the results. So I decided to send your questions directly to the Monkey Bar expert.

Today’s post has their answers mixed with my comments and photos — and seriously, this floor is amazing!

The Big Kitchen Reveal!

posted by Andrea | 11/7/2012 | 69 comments

I’ve been waiting SO long to share our kitchen before and after pictures with you — and I know you’ve been patiently waiting for the after pictures as well.

Last week, our butcher block island counter arrived — which was the last thing we were waiting for. So the kitchen is officially finished! Come take a look!

Come, Look Inside Our Kitchen Cabinets!

posted by Andrea | 10/18/2012 | 26 comments

If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of my kitchen cabinets looks like, then today is your lucky day.

I’m opening up my kitchen and showing you inside every single one of my kitchen cabinets!

We Have Kitchen Cabinets!

posted by Andrea | 09/20/2012 | 22 comments

News flash: Our new kitchen cabinets arrived (in the right color this time) and they are installed!! Praise the Lord!

We still have a ways to go, but just for the fun of it, I’m sharing a couple sneak-peek pictures today!

Kitchen Updates – We’re Making Progress

posted by Andrea | 08/13/2012 | 20 comments

I think it’s about time for a kitchen update. Don’t you?

We’re finally finished with all the demolition (which took way longer than we thought it would). The space is still pretty crazy, but we’re making progress and it’s actually looking good — at least to us!

Kitchen Progress – LOTS More Changes

posted by Andrea | 07/14/2012 | 22 comments

I’m happy to share that after a two-week lull {and tons of debating back and forth} we had our “Ah-Ha Moment” for the kitchen the other day… at about 11:30pm. Believe it or not, Dave actually played a pretty big part in our new game-plan.

So without further adue, here is our {almost} finalized kitchen design.

Our Kitchen Floor Plan – A Few More Ideas

posted by Andrea | 06/11/2012 | 53 comments

I recently posted a potential floor plan for our new kitchen — one that Dave and I had dreamed up after quite a bit of time — and you all smashed it to smithereens!!

At first, I was completely overwhelmed with all the suggestions, but after I had a couple days to process everything (and meet with the cabinet designer)… I came up with another plan!

The Floor Plan for our New Kitchen!

posted by Andrea | 05/31/2012 | 50 comments

As many of you know, Dave and I are gearing up for a really messy kitchen renovation this summer.

I’ve been doing quite a bit of “behind the scenes” work these past few weeks… the bulk of which was designing the floor plan. It’s still not 100% set in stone, but as you’ll see by the images below, we’re adding a TON of cabinet space and creating a much more open and user-friendly place to cook, eat, and just hangout.

Inspiration for Our Kitchen Renovation!

posted by Andrea | 02/25/2012 | 23 comments

Dave and I are already starting to make plans for a massive kitchen/dinning room renovation we hope to start and finish this summer {with the help of my dad and many others I’m sure}!

I’ll be sharing more photos, ideas, and details in the months leading up to our renovation… but right now, we’re still in the “dreaming” stage and trying to decide what we want to incorporate into our new kitchen. Here are a few pictures of what my dream kitchen might look like!