One of our goals with the new kitchen was to keep our countertops free of JUNK and general kitchen clutter. … Continue Reading Clutter-free kitchen counters!
The cabinets were our first project on the kitchen reno list. Our cabinets were greasy from years of cooking without … Continue Reading Painting kitchen cabinets: not for the faint of heart.
This year we finally decided to update our kitchen! Our house was built in the 1930s and the kitchen was … Continue Reading Farewell to our 90s Kitchen
Well, we are officially one week from Goldie’s due date! As I type this she’s still nice and comfy on … Continue Reading Goldie’s DIY Nursery Closet Renovation
Ok, so we can’t DIY EVERYTHING that our house needs. Just like these projects back in 2017, there are a … Continue Reading Before and After: Three New Doors!
I’ve had wallpaper on my mind for over a year now thanks to blogs like A Beautiful Mess and Young … Continue Reading Wall Paper Mural – Before and After
We scored two beautiful Christmas posters today for less than $10 at Scout in NULU and decided to make our … Continue Reading DIY: Wood Poster Hanger Tutorial [video]
Lest you think Javi has spent even one day this entire year without SOME kind of project in our house, … Continue Reading (Some) Home Improvement 2019
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