Weekly House Update: Week 9

back of house with plywood up clsoe

It’s almooooooooost a house:) A little afternoon rain stalled the final roof deck boards, but it’s very close!   Molly was very excited to see it all coming together:) This is the garage side: And some views from the back:   Here is the updated timeline. Finish roof deck today. Finish plywood on walls possibly […]

Simple DIY Pipe and Wood Coffee Table

Simple DIY Wood and Pipe Coffee Table

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Elmer’s ProBond Advanced for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’ve all been able to enjoy the long weekend with family and friends. We spent some time down at the cabin and then worked on some projects around here! […]

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Weekly House Update: Week 8

house with roof framed

Week 8 and we have a framed roof! They are actually putting up the last 10 or so boards on the roof frame today and then it’s time for more detail work. Next week the framers will be working on trim around the roof, adding the roof deck, and then getting ready to start putting […]

How to Install a Floating Floor

floating floor finished

On Mother’s Day weekend we installed a floating hardwood floor for my mom. She had bought some beautiful hardwood awhile back and we finally got around to putting it in for her.  It’s a solid hand scraped hardwood that is installed by gluing the the tongue and grooves together and laying it over a vapor […]

Staining our Front Door

unstained front door

A few weeks ago we ordered our front door. It was a tough decision. We knew we liked the craftsman style and wanted to let plenty of natural light in. Living on 5 acres, we aren’t worried about privacy like I would be if we lived in a neighborhood and everyone could see in as […]

Weekly House Update: Week 7

molly and me walking to porch

We’ve had a rainy-ish week here so not tons of progress but we are chugging along. The framers got all of the ceiling joists in and the porch headers in today. The columns are framed out for the porch and some of the plywood that will close the house in is up. There are different […]

Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

easy sweet and sour chicken

First of all, Happy Belated Mother’s Day! I hope you were all able to enjoy the day with your moms, daughters, or special women in your life. We spent Saturday installing hardwood floors at my parents for my mom for Mother’s Day {post on that coming soon!} so Sunday was a day for just the […]

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Weekly House Update: Week 6

front of house framed

We have rooms and walls!!!!! It’s crazy to think we drew these rooms out almost a year ago and they are actually being built. It’s insane. And awesome. All the walls are framed and they started adding ceiling joists yesterday. I went out Monday and walked through the house with a sleeping baby and just […]