Sunday, October 5, 2014

Front Yard

I am very excited to post the transformation of our front yard. After receiving a COA (certificate of appropriateness) for the proposed work from the Historic Preservation Commission, we were able to address our failing/broken/crooked concrete retaining wall, build a fence, and put in new sod/landscaping! The fence will get painted after the pressure treated wood has plenty of time to dry. We have a double gate for the front but it also needs to dry (locked shut, so, not installed). Thanks to Owens Landscaping & Concrete for their work on the retaining wall and to Garden Environments for building the fence and making the yard new again!

The first few pics are ones I submitted in my COA application...

And the work begins!!

Monday, June 23, 2014


A while back I took a risk with some colors in the dining room, and then wasn't pleased. Well, the short term fix was to leave the ceiling yellow and re-paint the walls a light neutral that I love (navajo white). As time has passed, I've started to not love the yellow ceiling either. And because this is MY house and I can paint as many times as I please, I decided to paint the ceiling in the bay white. I like it much better. I'm just a light & bright, neturals kinda girl... I like color but not in the form of paint on my walls (or ceiling)....

This was such a small/quick project that I was easily able to do it with all 3 kids around:

And here's after cleanup:

I think the best part about this is that hubby won't know/notice until he reads it on this blog!! :) I plan to paint over the rest of the ceiling too but that will have to wait for another day(s).

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

October 2013 Home Tour

I'm a wee bit late posting this, but, for the sake documenting the house through the years, here are pics I snapped (so quick I'm ashamed) after the tour: