Archives for September 2015

Our first DIY project – laminate flooring in Ben’s basement office

In addition to moving in, buying new furniture, and unpacking, we got CRAZY and decided to completely overhaul Ben's office before he moved anything into it. Here is the BEFORE picture: So this room is in the basement, and has no windows. The dark brown wall color was just not working at all. It felt like a cave. Also, the carpet was old and gross, so it had to go as well. I started by painting the entire room, walls and ceiling, with Sherwin William's Stucco in a satin finish. Aren't my painting clothes so sexy? Ah, so much better! Look how much brighter the room … [Read more...]

Buying one of everything at IKEA, oh, and we moved in!

Hi! Man, we have been so busy trying to get moved into the new house. When we left Austin we sold most of our furniture, so moving into the new house was easy because we only had one Pod to unload. However, we hit up IKEA for most of our furniture and between buying, moving, unloading, and assembling, our time is zapped! Here's Ben getting ready to unload the Pod last week. We hired a few guys to come help unload so the thing was unloaded in less than 2 hours. Ah, a nice empty Pod. Come take it away pod people! Like I said, we hit up IKEA for most of our new furniture. IKEA … [Read more...]

Our new Colorado house picture tour!

We bought a house! We officially live in Colorado now. Now more hotel nights for us. We have been swamped with moving in, buying furniture, doing some urgent DIY projects, and still trying to find time to actually eat and sleep, so today's post will be quick. Here are all the MLS pictures of our house when it was on the market. Keep in mind the furniture is all the previous owners and we've already started updating it. Front of house: Family room: Kitchen: Foyer: Formal Living: Dining: Master Bedroom: Master Bathroom: Daughter's … [Read more...]

Prepping a house to sell is so much work!

We spent a few solid weeks prepping our house to list on the market. We ate, slept, and breathed house prep. I felt like a walking zombie most days. Here's a fun video I created showing all the outside prep we had to do before our house sold: If you can't view this video, click here to see it. I have been really into making little videos lately to accommodate my blog posts, I hope you like them as much as I have! Here is my HOH channel if you'd like to view all my videos. As you noticed in the video, we painted the outside of the house, powerwashed the driveway, and had a … [Read more...]