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Teen Bedroom Makeover

Teen Bedroom Makeover

HELLO and Happy New Year!  Sorry for the complete lack of posts in the last 8 months, but I finally have some time to sit and be productive at home, not to mention a New Years resolution to start this thing back up!  We are hoping to get back on the blog-wagon because we’re working … Continue reading

Building a Coffee Table

Building a Coffee Table

Since Jen and I have lived together, we’ve accumulated hand-me-down furniture at amazing speed. Recently, we actually started purchasing some of our own and are figuring out certain styles we like and dislike. We’re trying to transition from a little bit of everything to a somewhat cohesive theme. The thought of making our own furniture … Continue reading

The YHL-Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge

The YHL-Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge

I am just barely squeezing this post out in time to participate in Young House Love‘s (unofficial) Macklemore Thrift Shop Challenge!  (photo credit to Young House Love) Let me explain: there’s a song out that is currently getting some airtime by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis called Thrift Shop.  You can watch the edited version of the video … Continue reading

Inspired to awaken the dead (blog)

Inspired to awaken the dead (blog)

Well it’s been 116 days since we last posted here on the ol’ blog.  And it had been pretty spotty for a few months before that.  We promise we haven’t forgotten about you little bloggie!!  We just got busy, or lazy, or an 80-20 ratio of lazy and busy. Inspiration hit me yesterday after we drove … Continue reading

Home Update: Day 37

Home Update: Day 37

It’s been 37 days since we got the keys to our lovely “fair haven” (play on words with our new street name)… And we have spent every free minute of the last 37 days working extra hard to prep the house for our arrival.  We have patched, primed, painted, cleaned, scrubed, caulked, found a good plumber, replaced … Continue reading

Becoming a Homeowner

Becoming a Homeowner

Since I moved out my parents house 9 years ago (wow, time flies), I’ve been a renter. It’s easy to sign a few papers (or not if you’re just renting from friends), if something breaks you just call the landlord and it’s on them, and I’ve been able to experience many different living situations, towns, … Continue reading

Building an Upholstered Headboard

Building an Upholstered Headboard

This bittersweet tale started back when I refinished my bedroom dressers.  I had been on the prowl for a bed frame that I could refinish to match the dressers.  Then I had the great idea to build my own upholstered headboard – and started browsing tutorials online, as usual with project ideas.  In the words … Continue reading

Don’t Worry, We’re Still Alive

Don’t Worry, We’re Still Alive

Jen and I both thought that winter would be a slow season, consisting of every weekend at home and a lot of looooong Skyrim sessions. While there’s been a little bit of both, we still managed to stay very busy since Jen’s last post about October. Please be forewarned that all pictures below were taken with … Continue reading

Labor Day Weekend 2011: Tacoma, WA

Labor Day Weekend 2011: Tacoma, WA

Since Labor Day is a holiday for workers, Shaun & I took advantage of it.  We took a few vacation days to give ourselves a 5-day weekend from work.  We flew up to Washington via SeaTac Airport and spent a nice, long, enjoyable and relaxing weekend in my hometown of Tacoma. Our flight was at 6:30am on … Continue reading

Beautified Cheap Plastic Drawers

Beautified Cheap Plastic Drawers

Everyone has them. They are the cheapest way to keep your random stuff organized: white plastic storage drawers.  You can buy them from Walmart or Target and they come in varying sizes.  They can really help organize anything – despite the clear drawer faces.  We have 3 of these at our house… one in the … Continue reading