Tag Archives: DIY

Basement Bedroom Reveal

Finally, the long-promised bedroom reveal! I know you’ve all been waiting with bated breath for this update.  Continue reading

First Snow + Mom Card

We got our first real snow on Saturday–a few inches of powder (nothing like the 70+ inches in the Buffalo area!) that was just enough to get the kids excited to go out and play. It was Sophie’s first chance to play in snow, since she was too little last year, and it was funny to see her tromp around in her boots. She got annoyed when she fell down because she thought she was stuck, but had a blast. Grace was a bit disappointed that it wasn’t good snowball-making snow, but she got over it with a few snow angels and “helping” to shovel a bit. Continue reading

Life Lately

We woke up yesterday to this, much to Grace’s delight and my dismay.


I knew it had to come eventually, but everyone I ran into yesterday commented on how we aren’t ready for this. Grace, on the other hand, won’t stop asking if she can play in the snow. When does that transition happen? Because I definitely remember being thrilled as a child on the first snowfall of the year.

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The One Where There Was a Hole in the House

Last week, we were excited to really get into our first big house project since we moved in–putting in an egress window so we could have a legal and safe bedroom in our basement. I knew that a guy with a machine was coming to dig out the area, but I was kind of picturing a little skid loader with an arm… I was a bit surprised when I took Grace to school and found this in our yard.


I guess that worked, too.

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Pardon our Dust

We finally got rolling with our biggest house project since we moved in: transforming a room in our basement into an actual bedroom. Half of our basement is finished, but it was seriously dated (think barn wood, brick planters, old carpet, paneled walls… you start to get the idea). The walls in the larger room were painted three years ago when Joe was working from home to brighten up the space, but we hadn’t done much with the other room. We set it up as a guest room/storage, but it still had a dark, uninviting feel to it.


One corner of the room, but the whole space looked a lot like this.

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