Here we go, y’all

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Remember back in the day when you had to write school papers? Unfortunately, I had a lot of practice with those considering the amount of school I tortured myself with. But you sit down, cup of coffee in hand, staring at the computer screen. My parents own a little coffee shop, so I would sit in the cafe, sipping my coffee, just staring at the blinking cursor wondering what to say and how to say it. I am having flash backs now as I sit here, staring at this computer screen…only no coffee in hand this time. Maybe that’s my problem right there…no coffee.

I have so many things I want to share. So many little projects. And big projects. Things I have learned. Things I have royally messed up. Where do I start?

Day one moving into our house was a bit of a blur. Our close date got pushed, so we were in a mad rush to get everything out of our rental and in the new place. Everything was pretty much stacked in the garage. See…

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But…we made it. Officially home owners! Cheers to that! It was strange though, it felt like we were living in some strangers house. Walls painted crazy colors (hello lime green-I see you!), carpet stains we did not make (eww), strange dog toys buried in the back yard (at least someone was happy)…the only things I recognized were our beat-to-you-know-what couch, my wonderful husband and our big goofy pitbull Draco. (This was before we got the wild idea to add another fur child to our family…have I mentioned we are insane?)

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It was exciting. And scary. And I wanted to gut the whole house (especially this one ugly bathroom) and start over. But, these things cost money you know. And I am a savvy shopper. Oh and I also watch a LOT of HGTV. That makes me qualified for home renovations, right? So we started painting and ripping up floors and rescuing a crazy lunatic dog (see I told you we are insane) and appropriately named her Luna. She is literally in the middle of every project I am working on. She tried to lick an open paint can today. Stay tuned, she’s lurking in most of my project pictures I have taken so far.

So, I will post as I go. Ideas, projects, tips, etc. Let me know if you try any of my wild ideas…I want to know!

I will leave you with some words of advice:

  1. Take lots of “before” pictures.
  2. Use a drop cloth.
  3. Watch out for this Luna-tic:)img_0808

 

{K.}

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