My heart has been craving more worship, more Jesus, more relationship with him… So I’ve been listening to worship music constantly and Daniel and I have been playing more just trying to quench this crazy need for more Jesus. Well, It’s unquenchable my friends. Hallelujah! I want to share a song that has been hitting Read More
If you would have told me before starting this renovation that it would take me well over 20 hours to research, price compare, and purchase my bathroom fixtures I would have called you a big fat liar! Holy cow, you guys… It was exhausting! Read More
We wanted to share some good news and shout a Hallelujah to God, because I just got back from our petition hearing with the city planning commission. They approved our variance request, which means our rejected renovation plans are now good to go! Thanks to those of you that have been praying! We should finish Read More
We officially submitted a variance request to the city last week in hopes that they will approve our permit for the addition. Now we have to wait for them to review it and we hope to hear back from them by the end of July. In the mean time, we were itching to start work, so, we decided to remodel our master bathroom. YAY! Read More
Creating a dining room out of thin air, adding on a new bedroom, and tearing walls out of a kitchen sound like exciting adventures. They even look like feasible projects on the remodel TV shows we’re so fond of.
But what’s it really like to plan a renovation? Our planning process has been exciting, exhausting, invigorating, confusing, and most of all crazy. But it’s all worth it. Read More
We love breakfast. And by “we love”, I mean we eat it for lunch and dinner as well. Fried egg sandwiches, hash browns, eggs Benedict, pancakes and bacon, are some of our favorite things to eat…. all the time. But there is one breakfast that holds a coveted spot for Daniel and I, Biscuits and Gravy.
I was always intimidated at the thought of making it from scratch because I’m not the best baker and didn’t want to end up with dry biscuits. Luckily for me, I found the easiest and tastiest biscuit recipe over at Allrecipes.com! After a quick read through of the recipe I felt confident I could make them.
Then, I set out to make the perfect gravy, and after some testing of my recipe I finally landed on one we love! Read More
As you know, we have spent the last 3 years slowly making our house into the home of our dreams. When we bought it 3 years ago, the 7,000 sq ft of property and 1,050 sq ft of house were a blank slate for us. The landscaping was all dirt, the trees were all half Read More
For Sam’s 26th birthday I squirreled away some money, took a 4 day weekend, and surprised her with new laminate wood floors. The bank-owned carpet and linoleum had seen a long full life and deserved retirement.
My father and brother-in-law helped with the installation while I sent Sam to her mom’s house with the kids.
It was one of the longest weekends of our lives (and we only replaced the 500 square feet in the living room, kitchen, and hallway).
**Husbands: don’t surprise your wife with a big DIY project that takes all weekend and keeps you two apart ON HER BIRTHDAY.**