First-Floor Bathroom Renovation

Our contractor finished his portion of this bathroom renovation nearly a year ago—with it being one of the first major projects in our home renovation. Our portion—which included texturing the walls, painting, and adding decorative details—didn’t happen until a few weeks ago. Let’s just say that having another baby is motivating us to tackle our list of not-quite-but-almost-done projects!

Upstairs Bathroom Renovation

I’m not even sure how many months it has been since I’ve published a post! For a while, it felt so natural writing and I couldn’t keep up with all that I wanted to say; however, the last few months have been quite different.

Carson and I found out that we will be having a baby girl in August! We longed and prayed for her for almost two years, and we are praising God for her life.

I’m honestly not sure how consistent I will be with my blog over the next month as we prepare for our daughter’s arrival; however, I have a lot of exciting updates that I have been wanting to share with you all! Our house is far from done, but several of our major renovation projects are nearly complete—including our upstairs bedroom to bathroom conversion.

What It Looks Like Living in a Home During Major Renovations

This month, we have been in major-renovation-mode with converting our upstairs bedroom into a second bathroom. This project has affected the majority of our home because we had to have the dining room ceiling dropped in order to make room for the bathroom pipes. We are also enclosing our loft for safety reasons and to qualify as a third bedroom since we are losing a bedroom with the addition of the bathroom. We’ve gotten used to moving our furniture about every other week, and Carson and I have been working in different places in the house.

Routines, Rhythms, & Making Space

I am someone who craves routine and stability but struggles with staying committed to a timeline. I am easily distracted and am currently balancing a lot of different plates, and so it is easy for me to jump from one task to the next without fully completing either of them. This often leaves me feeling frustrated and unaccomplished at the end of the day. It’s a little embarrassing to admit, but sometimes I watch routine videos on Youtube to help me get ideas, but they usually leave me feeling even more discouraged about my own lack of structure. 

Sauteed Tomato-Herb Sourdough Toast

The other day, I was trying to decide what to have for breakfast. Usually I’m not hungry when I first wake up, but then I end up waiting too long and I start to feel a little sick. I’ve been trying to be more mindful about not letting fresh produce go to waste, so the little bowl of cherry tomatoes caught my attention. I threw together this simple recipe and have made it several times since. It’s savory and colorful and bursting with flavor. If you’ve been bored with your current breakfast routine, I hope you’ll give this little recipe a try and let me know what you think!

How to Build the Perfect Fire Pit This Fall

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5 Tips for Making the Most of a Small House

When we bought our first house, we wanted space. We thought we would be there long-term, so we bought a house within our budget that needed some work and cosmetic updating but had lots of room! 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 2,128 square feet to be exact. It was nice when we had people visit… and we had people visit quite a bit because we lived about 3-4 hours from both of our families. But, it was more space than we needed for our family. Our new house is much smaller, and although we have a growing family–we are making the most of our smaller house using these 5 easy tips!

One-Pan Roasted Chicken & Veggies Over Rice

You know the end of the week, or the middle if you have stretched your time between grocery shopping even longer, when you have a few random veggies that are starting to get a little mushy, one slice of bread, and a few drops of milk? It’s so much easier to get takeout and let the veggies rot and just go get groceries another day. 

Here’s a quick, easy, healthy recipe that you can adapt based on what you have in your fridge! And if you have enough, I recommend making leftovers for lunch the next day! I am a big fan of only cooking as much as I need to. 

Converting an Upstairs Bedroom into a Bathroom in a 1920s Home

We went from a house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms to one with three bedrooms and one bath. We are converting one of the bedrooms upstairs into a bathroom and will eventually convert the loft into a third bedroom. Here are our plans for this major renovation!

Secondary Infertility – Our Story

Well over a year ago, my husband and I started trying for a second baby. I got pregnant easily with Lincoln as well as with the baby I was pregnant with and miscarried before him. I innocently thought, we’ll try, I’ll conceive this month, and we will have a little sibling for Linc in approximately 9 months.

And here I am, over 12 months in–I honestly lost count–dreading another negative test. I know that this amount of time is short to some and long to others. I hesitate to write any of this because I do have a child earth side and we haven’t been trying as long as many, but a friend recently taught me that our pain is valid and our stories are worth telling even if they are not the same as someone else’s.