So I am sure anyone who has been following this blog is tired of my enthusiasm over finally having a mudroom. But I have to say, it's been pretty life changing. No more shoes and coats lying all over the place. No more asking 1,000 times for backpacks to get picked up. You get the … Continue reading Building a Mudroom Bench
Hello! It's been a while, anyone else feel like the summer flew right by? Between sports and vacation and work and getting projects done around the house it feels like there is no way it should be over already. One thing we did this summer was visit Nikki's house! The kids had a great time … Continue reading Well that went quickly….
While we were moved out of the house during construction, we moved everything that wasn't of significant value to the garage. This was a great strategy to save some money but it meant that the huge project of cleaning up the garage was delayed until after construction. Not only cleaning (and finishing up moving or … Continue reading Spring Cleaning
I had this week off while the kids were on break. I had all these plans for finishing up the boys' rooms and sorting through all the stuff in the garage that is yet to be moved into the house (most of it needs to be donated). Since the weather was halfway decent, we took … Continue reading Finishing up the yard
One of my least favorite chores is yard work, but do I like how one day's work can make such a dramatic difference. Our front yard was a mess after construction, and we have big plans on putting it back together. Unfortunately, spring weather in the midwest is still pretty cold/windy/snowy(?!), plus I feel like … Continue reading Changing the Landscape