Weekly House Update: Week 20

house from distance with brick

So I skipped last week’s update. Things have been busy:) It’s hard to write a blog post when you are constantly doing the work you need to blog about. It’s all coming along though. The brick finally started this week and we love it.       It’s looking great! I love the variation in… more

Prepping for Tile

cutting laundry tile

Our last two “big” projects before we can move in are to tile and install wood floors. We need something pretty to walk on:) Sunday was our first shot at tiling and it went relatively well. Our goal was to get the half bath and laundry room done but didn’t quite reach our goal. It… more

Installing our Ikea Kitchen Cabinets

lower cabinets installed

It was another busy weekend at the Hyde household. Saturday morning Mike and I started installing the kitchen cabinets. We had assembled the boxes at home over the last couple months {just one a night or so-they only took about 10 minutes per cabinet} and were ready to bring them over and put in place.… more

Porch Ceiling Installation

porch ceiling up close

Before I move on to today’s exciting porch ceiling post, I have a favor. We have been nominated for best concrete project on Bob Vila for our DIY concrete counters at our old house and I would love love love for your votes! We could win $250 and move on to the next round of… more

Spray Painting the Interior of our House

entry painted

Folks, it worked. We were able to paint the interior of our house in one weekend. We could have got it done in a day but we had plans with friends Saturday evening and had to cut our work time a little short. I think we spent 8 hours of actual painting and a couple… more

Weekly House Update-Week 18

house with scaffolding from driveway

Drywall will be complete today which means paint tomorrow! The crew has been hard at work taping, mudding, cleaning, and texturing the ceilings and it looks awesome. They will be sanding all the walls today and doing one last round of cleaning and then heading out. We also got electricity, water, and gas hooked up… more

Spray Painting Doors

partially sprayed doors

As I mentioned in this post, we purchased a heavy duty paint sprayer. We knew we would paint our entire house and wanted something that would hold up to lots of use. The sprayer says it can withstand up to 125 gallons per year so we knew it would last. We decided to spray all… more

Healthy Buffalo “Chicken” Burgers

buffalo burger

This sweepstakes has closed. Thanks to all those who entered! Most of us tend to turn towards healthier foods in the summer. We don’t want to feel weighed down after a meal when we are out running around in shorts, skirts, and bathing suits, so a lot of the time our favorite pastas and heavy… more

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