About a month after the initial pandemic shutdown started back in March, I slowly came to terms with the fact … Continue Reading The perfect cup of coffee
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!
There are a few other major changes that we made to the kitchen to tie it all together: new appliances, … Continue Reading New Kitchen: the final touches, a coffee bar, and before / after photos!
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
Our sweet Golden Louise arrived a little over a week ago today after 41 weeks of waiting, and we have … Continue Reading Golden Louise is finally here!
I have so many childhood memories of my home in Punta Arenas, Chile. One prominent memory is spending a ridiculous … Continue Reading DIY Kitchen Nook with reclaimed lumber – Part #2 / The Table
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.
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
Have you ever had that feeling that you need a vacation from your vacation? That longing for your own kitchen that … Continue Reading Salute the Staycation
Penelope is only a few weeks old and she’s already done things we’ve never done in our 30+ years of … Continue Reading Penelope’s Grand Entrance
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!
I just have to drop a line and brag on my neighborhood for a quick second. I *love* our new … Continue Reading Good Neighbors and Tasty Crepes
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
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