When we moved into our house last year we tore out carpet, painted, redid the stairs, replaced 18 windows, and … Continue Reading We swapped our carpet for vinyl planks and EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL.
Last year I was 36 weeks pregnant with Penny when we went to the KY State Fair…5 weeks away from … Continue Reading End of Summer Adventures
Composting is great for the garden and beneficial for the environment in general as we reduce the amount of trash … Continue Reading Pile Composting: How and Why
Not everything in Los Rodriguez life is glamorous…actually, there is not that much glamour in our lives, period. We try … Continue Reading Five Tips to Prevent Flooding in your House
Penny’s room has been a work-in-progress since we moved into the house, and we are adding to it all the … Continue Reading Penelope’s Nursery Tour
Back in Nashville, Javier spent an immense amount of time and effort building up our garden from summer 2011 after … Continue Reading We Have a Garden!
Back in May when I first started posting about our projects for the new home, I mentioned three tasks that … Continue Reading What we didn’t DIY
We figured the wood stairs would be in worse shape than any of the bedroom floors because they endure the … Continue Reading Refinishing the Stairs Part 1
Utter contentment is chilling on the couch in between two big cuddly dogs listening to “An Elegant Affair” playlist on … Continue Reading Back to the Bedroom Refinishing…
Back in my previous life as a Sociology graduate student at Vanderbilt I was a big fan of a blog … Continue Reading Finished Gradient Dresser for Penelope’s Nursery
Over the last week I’ve been working on refinishing an old wood dresser that has been in my family for … Continue Reading Polishing Brass Hardware
There are three items on our must-do list this summer that have to be contracted out, and one major project … Continue Reading Step One: Refinishing Bedrooms
It’s safe to say it’s been the craziest roller coaster of a year ever for me and Javier. In January … Continue Reading New digs in Louisville!
Gather ’round and let me tell you a tale of house hunting in East Nashville in 2011. Back then, the only houses … Continue Reading Goodbye Sweet East Nashville Home
Most people know that I love orchids and, fortunately for me, Leslie developed a love for the plants too (although … Continue Reading Caring for Phalaenopsis Orchids
I’m so happy right now – January is my jam. I am a little bummed that the holidays are over and I hated … Continue Reading January and Minimalism (the documentary)
This is another topic I’ve been meaning to post about for quite a long time. I mentioned back in June … Continue Reading Shop Buena Buena
Beyond the wood floors, we’ve been adding other small details here and there to the house that have certainly made … Continue Reading More Odds & Some Ends
You can bet your life is pretty chill when the most exciting thing that happens to you over the course … Continue Reading Paint Forever
When we moved to Louisville we decided not to move into our room until we took the carpet out or … Continue Reading Shine on, wood floors.