We have a basement!

Farmhouse Update: We have a Basement!

Great progress was made on the construction of the farmhouse this week. In case you missed last week’s post, click here to get up to speed. The septic system was installed two weeks ago and the excavation of the basement and driveway all happened last week. Our builder sent us a few photos while the work was happening, […]

Living in 500 sqft

Living in 500 sqft

After recovering from the shock of selling our house in a matter of hours, we suddenly realized something even more shocking. We were going to be homeless in a month! We needed a place that would cut down on Tyler’s commute, keep costs as low as possible, and if we were lucky, offered covered parking. Lord […]

The Land

We’re Building a House!

While plans have been in the works for quite some time now, I’m happy to finally share that Tyler and I are building a house! If you follow along on Instagram, this is likely not a surprise. I’ve been trying to share sneak peeks as we go along over there, so feel free to jump […]

Turning Dreams into Reality

How often do you step back and assess your life? I’m not talking about comparing your life to that of friends, family or peers. I mean truly looking at who you have become. Is it what you expected? Are the things you deem most important front and center? Even more important, are you happy? I’ve spent much […]

Here and There

Here and There

[source] It’s been a hectic week, hasn’t it? Tyler and I have had a lot going on and several big decisions to make, so I’m sure glad the weekend is here. Amidst the crazy, I found several interesting articles and links across the web that I thought all of you might enjoy, so grab a […]

Bathroom Faucet Roundup | Under $200

Bathroom Faucet Roundup | Under $200

Searching for new faucets can often feel like finding a needle in a haystack. By the time you filter down to your dimensions, color preferences, and price range, you are left with a whopping three options. All of which could be described as U. G. L. Y. Or maybe that’s just my experience… During our […]

Bathroom Makeover | The Reveal

Bathroom Makeover | The Reveal

There is nothing better than a before and after, am I right? Well you are in luck because our modern bathroom update is complete! (Or at least complete enough to reveal… :)) As you may recall, I wanted to make some minor updates to our main floor bathroom. The existing layout was perfectly fine, but […]

Here and There

Here and There

[source] Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a nice start to the month of March. This rainy/snowy/cloudy weather sure puts a damper on things, but I’m trying to stay positive. The latest weather predictions are calling for the midwest to have “much warmer” than average temperatures for the next three months, so let’s just focus on […]

Spring 2016 Sales

Spring 2016 Sales

It’s that time of year when many websites start having big spring sales. I don’t know about you, but I’m sure sick of sweaters and winter coats right about now. These sales can be oh so tempting as your screen is flooded with swimsuits, summer dresses, and sandals for days, but let us not forget that […]