Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bathroom Renovation Chapter 3 – Blank Slate

One week and half an inch of dust later, here is the bathroom. Tah-Dah! Now normally, our motto when it comes to renovating is, “Don’t dig too deep.”  Most of the time, you just end up finding something that costs … Continue reading

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Bare

While Kelsey was away at her Kairos retreat, Tripp and I went to the lake for a little retreat of our own.  It was a great opportunity for us to escape from the chaos in the house and, especially for … Continue reading

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Convergence

Whatever this blog is or isn’t, the one thing I promised myself was that it would be real and authentic. I haven’t posted much the last week because whenever I try to sit down to write some silly story or … Continue reading

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Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

Before the bathroom demolition began, I knew we were going to have to take everything out of our closets and move it to the guest room while the renovation is taking place.  So I took the opportunity to clean out … Continue reading

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Perfect Timing

Today I was going to put my happy-face on and write about our weekend visit to Chicago.  I was going to write about the university campus to tour we took and how excited I am for Kelsey to be getting … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation Chapter 2 – The Before

Tripp and I met with our contractor last night and discussed the bathroom renovation plans.  We don’t have all the details quite worked out, but we have a place to start.  So that means just one thing – demolition. I … Continue reading

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Bathroom Renovation Chapter 1 – The Idea Process

Let the bathroom renovation commence!  Since the pipes in our master bathroom burst last week, our master bath renovation has been moved up from the ‘Five Year’ timeline to the next month timeline.  We’ve renovated just about every other room … Continue reading

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Post-It Love Notes

A couple of weekends ago, Tripp and I were enjoying our usual Sunday morning routine – I get my coffee and he gets the paper and we sit in the living room together and read the newspaper.  Well I guess … Continue reading

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In the Kitchen

The snow is melting, temperatures are regulating, something in my house needs repair – things are starting to get back to normal. While I didn’t really care for being snowed in and cooped up, one thing I have enjoyed during … Continue reading

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Always Something

Last summer, after we had finished the garage apartment, my one request to Tripp was this: “Please, Dear, can we be done with renovating for a while.” We’ve been renovating our house for the past five years and I’m tired.  … Continue reading

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