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A visit from the old neighbors (and I’m stealing their backyard)

A visit from the old neighbors (and I’m stealing their backyard)

This weekend, a few of my old neighbors stopped by to see my new place. It’s so nice that we are keeping in touch, and I’m really thankful that they came over to visit us. I gave them a tour and we had a blast catching up over drinks. I think the kitchen was their…

First icecream trip

First icecream trip

Today Roxy and I took our first walk to Jitty Joes, a local icecream stand that’s about a mile from my new house. Although the round trip is less than 2 miles, I was a little skeptical bringing my big pup… as most of the walking is on a busy street and I wasn’t sure…

Dreaming of a flagstone patio

Dreaming of a flagstone patio

This morning I saw an episode of Yard Crashers where they created a flagstone patio over an existing damaged concrete patio. It looked really amazing and got me thinking about how to dress up my backyard. This probably won’t be a project until next summer, but it’s definitely something to start gathering ideas about and…

Before & After Fun!

Before & After Fun!

I thought it would be fun to see some side-by-side before and after comparisons so far. Although I do this pretty regularly in my posts, I do have a few I don’t think I’ve showed yet. Plus it will be nice to see these down the road, as the house evolves. I will probably need…

You put WHAT in my toilet?

You put WHAT in my toilet?

This post is a guide on what to do when you have an awesome party, then wake up the next morning to realize that the toilet’s are clogged and there’s toilet water all over your freshly painted basement. Yes, it’s true, this happened after my housewarming. No matter how much prepping you do, you can’t…

Let there be ICE!

Let there be ICE!

Post party Shawn stopped by to pick up his keyboard, and brought me an ice maker kit for my refrigerator. What a nice surprise. Not sure how to take him sometimes… he’s either pretty observant about what I need at the house… or just maybe annoyed that I didn’t have ice for his mixed drinks last…

Party Prep Part 1… and what I’ve been up to this week

Party Prep Part 1… and what I’ve been up to this week

Always something going on at the new house. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed by the huge to-do list I have every single day. Although there’s not much to talk about, I did accomplish a lot. I’m super excited about TOMORROW, St. Patrick’s Day, because I’m finally having my HOUSEWARMING PARTY! This week I was able to accomplish…

Painting the Basement Floor

Painting the Basement Floor

My basement looks unbelievable! I can’t believe the transformation after the floor has been painted. Everything is really coming together. Adding some lighting, cleaning, opening the windows, and painting has really changed this space into somewhere scary, so somewhere I can actually “be”. Granted it’s an unfinished space and is still drying, but it looks…