Welcome! Me and my posse hold down fort in a late 1940′s all brick home. We love the character of our house! All brick, arched door ways and nice and cozy. It wasn’t always like this though. We have worked hard to make our house ours. We have changed just about everything in it. It has been quite a process.
Our home has a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom on the main floor. The upstairs is a converted attic and it holds two more bedrooms. Our downstairs is unfinished, jam-packed full of stuff and that is where the laundry is. Yes, there are days (lots of them) that I wish for a first floor laundry with lots of organization, a two car garage (attached would be nice) and lots and lots of closet space. LOTS! Some day those things might all happen, but at the end of the day we turned a house into our home. It is easy to get caught up in “it” all. I have to remind myself that a cozy home full of toys and laughter and craziness beats a big empty house any day. Living on one income isn’t for everyone and it is proving very difficult. I saw a quote by Oscar Wilde that said, “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” While our savings account may be practically non-existent and our house isn’t the biggest or our car the fanciest–there is VALUE in what we do and how we choose to live our life as a family. I have to remind myself of that often.
With time, love, creativity, elbow grease, trial and error and a little bit of money home can become you!
This page is a work in progress. Here are some of the most current pictures of our home. Enjoy!
We have done major things like knock out walls, gut the kitchen, tear up carpet, refinish hardwood floors, cut down trees and dig up our backyard. We have done no-quite-so-major things like tear down wall paper, paint, and change light fixtures. Then we have done the fun stuff, like stencil curtains, create gallery walls, build shelves and decorate and accessorize our home. For more inspiration be sure to check out our project gallery.
Find out more about the front entryway here.
For more information on the living room, click here.
For Quinn’s full room reveal and lots more info, click here.
For the details on our very in-progress bedroom, click here.
For more information on the MAJOR project of cleaning out and organizing our basement click here.
For the deets on our backyard, click here.
Hope you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for stopping by.