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Hey, it’s our house!

Thanks to Mid Century Home Style for serving up old plans!
Our house is a Weyerhaeuser model 5127 home

Sorry for the long-time radio silence here. Having a kid has eaten our lives and left us with very, very little time to do any home improvement projects. EVERYTHING IS AT A STANDSTILL, AND IT SUCKS! That to-do list below? The only additional things we completed were getting the silver maple evaluated (it doesn’t have to come down yet, but it will within the next 5 years), having a garage sale (it was good), and revamp the look of the blog (which I hate more than before I did it). Everything else is still languishing. UGH. The arched doorways? Not done. The patio cleared? Nope. Comprehensive plan? Not even.

However! We have some cool stuff in the works, as we’ve decided that 2014 is THE YEAR OF THE YARD! Our yard is in pretty dire straits, but at least we’re working with a blank canvas, right? RIGHT? I guess. I’ve been working on gathering ideas together into a Pinterest board (I know, totes lame), and just today came across the image above. It’s our house’s original plan, holy crap! Thanks to Mid Century Home Style for serving up old plans! The only changes include the little wall making the front entry into a vestibule being removed, leaving it open to the living/dining area, and the fact that a former owner in the 60s added on a kitchen, making the old kitchen into a little dining nook area. Otherwise, that’s it! We found footings in front of our front windows that we had wondered might have been an extension of the existing front porch, but according to the picture above, it was actually a planter! We might have to bring that back.

So, stay tuned for more posts about plans and progress pictures! And maybe I’ll actually get around to putting together the posts on my to-do list below. Someday!


Okay, so you have to know that we haven’t been on vacation since I last posted in April. BUT! We DID go on vacation last month! We took a break, from my schooling and Kevin’s grueling work tearing the house apart and rebuilding from scratch, to drive to Colorado to see some mountains. It was glorious.








Oh yeah, and this happened, too!


Yeah, it was a good vacation.

Welcome, holidays


Has it really been almost 6 months since I’ve updated last? Wow.

Since I left you, school has eaten my life. Right now, I’m one final exam away from having finished my first semester of nursing school at my local community college, and let me tell you: THIS SEMESTER WAS HARD. Technically, it wasn’t even a full courseload (though only just barely part-time), but it entailed trekking half an hour away two nights a week for 4+ hours at a time, and then from October-December I also had to participate in nursing clinicals on Saturdays and Sundays, working in a nursing home from 6am-1pm each day. All of that on top of working 40 hours a week at my regular job. I think I may have joked over the summer that I’d be pretty busy with school, but to tell you the truth, I had no fucking idea what I was getting into.

So, when I wasn’t busting my ass working, studying, or going to class, whenever I had a moment of free time to myself, I was greedy with it. Who wants to take time to work on renovating a house when you barely have time to make sure the clothes you’re wearing are clean? So, I’ve been a little lax on the house/blog front. Oops.

No more, though! Well, at least after next Tuesday. And for the next three weeks, during my blessed winter break.

I can’t wait!