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October 28, 2010

It's Hammer Time

This week, there has been a content drought on the blog and I'm finally ready to reveal what I will be writing about for the next few months. Apart from the staple posts about poopy diapers, you will be hearing about hammers, nails, and hopefully a minimal number of trips to the emergency room. I will be writing about style, decor, and my love for the color yellow. And finally, I will discuss my quest to create something beautiful while juggling a little boy who wreaks a path of destruction around our house.

That's right, folks. We are going to remodel!

It started last week when I had a meltdown about the layout of our house, which ended with the very mature and well thought through conclusion that we needed to pack up and move. For me, that was a tough moment. I love our house; Jonathan and I picked it out together. We've put so much time and effort into making it a special place, but the bedroom layout is difficult with children, thus my conclusion that moving was the only viable solution.

Being the problem solver that he is, Jonathan proposed an alternative idea before I had a chance to break out the moving boxes and say goodbye to the neighbors. He suggested that we remodel our lower level, turning the living space into a master bedroom and using the other two rooms as a place for Nathaniel and a future baby to sleep.

Genius, my friends. I married that man for a reason.

As we discussed the plans, we quickly realized that Jonathan's idea of the remodel and mine were drastically different. His plan, clearly lacking in the creativity department, consisted of a coat of paint and could be completed for roughly $20. My plan, somewhat lacking in the scope of reality, was a four-phase building project which would span the next six months, involving each piece of building and decorating information I have gleaned from watching HGTV at my inlaws' house.

To his credit, the hubs let me run wild with my idea. And he even agreed that we could make some big changes, one of the most important being that we will be gutting the bathroom which has smelled like pee since the day we purchased our home.

Dude, no amount of air fresheners are going to help the smell. It's nasty. It will finally be gone! Even the baby is relieved.

It's Hammer Time

So over the next few months, you will be seeing some changes made to our home and I will be sharing them with all of you, along with tips on how to remove tile from your walls, how to exterminate the spiders in your basement, and which brand of linoleum is best for teething.


  1. I can't wait to see what unfolds...
    We have big remodeling dreams too - (all because of bedroom layout-2 up, 2 down...)
    But...we don't have a remodeling budget - so for now, I live vicariously through everyone else!

  2. Yay! Can't wait! We finished our remodeling just before Noah was born. There's a few small things left to do but we're done for a while (although, every now and again I get a crazy thought in my head for more massive jobs the require knocking down walls and building new ones - DH is quick to put me back in check)