renovation

Decorating for Christmas with an 'under construction' home.

Decorating for Christmas with an 'under construction' home.

Ah, it’s Monday.

Can we have Thanksgiving every week?  I really enjoyed my time off.  It was the perfect combination of home projects, Christmas decor, family, food and relaxation.

Last Wednesday was my day to do all things Christmas.  If you missed my post about holiday storage, find it here.

If you were following me on Instagram (greywoodmama), you saw a few shots of my Christmas tree coming together.  Although our house is still under construction, I was not going to let that stop me from decorating for Christmas.

4 tips on living in your home while it’s under construction.

4 tips on living in your home while it’s under construction.

A lot of people think about the possibilities of renovating their living space.  

To some, it’s extremely daunting.  You know who you are. You’re the one who sees mail all over the counter and dishes in the sink and you freak out. Yep, I am also one of those people.

Some are just the opposite, the mess doesn’t really bother them.  Everyday there is mail all over the counter and dishes sitting in the sink, big deal, right?  Life goes on.  Yep, you know who you are.

Demo Day & Install Day

Demo Day & Install Day

Do you ever watch Fixer Upper? If not, you must Google it now.  Download the first few seasons on Netflix and have yourself a little pre-holiday marathon.

When the day arrived to tear up the flooring in the house, I instantly thought of this shirt.  Goals. I wish I would have had one.  Oh well, next time.  

Kitchen Update - Hanging Drywall.

Kitchen Update - Hanging Drywall.

Happy Monday! After today, we will be one step closer to our ‘new’ look - yay for new flooring!

I’m still waiting for those house fairies, by the way.

I am hoping once I see the flooring, my vision of the kitchen will start to come alive.  Although we are making progress, sometimes it seems as if we are not.  Bryn suggested I write a post on how to deal with stress during a home renovation.  Yes sir, great idea.  

Kitchen Cabinet Removal.

Kitchen Cabinet Removal.

Before we decided to demolish our kitchen, we talked with multiple professionals about the possibilities of a large scale project (knocking down walls, soffits, redoing electrical, plumbing, etc).

While I appreciate the help of every single one of them, it’s so hard to get a feel for how something will look until you actually have all the walls down. So, I needed some inspiration.