Master Shower Tile Progress

So, just wanted to give you all a little update on the shower progress. Kyle did most of this, I did help with a couple rows, but I can't take much credit for it turning out so well. For now, this is how far along we were on the shower by June 9th, 2009.   This is going to be my side of the shower: This is going to be ... see more >>

Eleven Things

Woo hoo! I got tagged by Shannon over at the awesome Bungalow960 to do an Eleven Things Post. These things always seem so daunting to me, but I'm always up for a challenge! And look below for who I tagged! THE RULES: 1. Post these rules. 2. Post a photo of yourself and 11 random things. 3. Answer the questions set for you in the ... see more >>

Our House Exterior June 2009

One day I took some pictures of the outside of our house. This gives you a good idea of how much outside work we had done on the house so far: None. I was dreaming about transforming our house from a cottage-y type house to a more craftsman style house, so I originally took these pictures of our house to edit them and see what would ... see more >>

This is What Kitty Does While We Work

So, if you've never had a cat, you may not know how lazy they are. I don't think they're lazy necessarily, but they definitely seem lazy. I think cats actually might need the 20 hours of sleep they get each day. I don't know. Anyway, just wanted to show you all what Kitty does while we work:   Only after she realizes ... see more >>

DIY Home Security – 5 Reasons to Love SimpliSafe’s Burglar Alarms

This is a guest post by Kevin Raposo, blogger at Simplisafe. These days home security can be a concern for a lot of homeowners out there, and let’s face it, you have every right to be concerned! Unfortunately, most people don’t even think about home security until it’s too late... So here’s a head start: You don’t need to ... see more >>

First Yostie Blog Award – First Home Dreams

We are now introducing the Yostie Blog Award (the Yostie for short). This award will be given out every Saturday to a cool blog we like. Who better to give the First Yostie to than First Home Dreams. Ashley, the author of First Home Dreams, is documenting her 1899 home renovation, along with her fiance. They are recently engaged. Two ... see more >>

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

So we attacked the mirror situation pretty fast because it wasn't hard to do. I decided I wanted a big mirror that took up almost all the space in front of the vanity. So we went to home depot and got a plain mirror. We got some trim to go around it. We chose a simple white frame. Kyle glued the mirror on and I put up the trim. Don't ... see more >>

Awesome Blogs We Love In March

Hey everyone, I wanted to introduce you to this month's sponsor swappers. All of these blogs I personally read and enjoy, and you should take a moment to view each one. I know you'll love them as much as I do! So here we go, starting with the four bloggettes (woman bloggers) who have most recently joined in on the fun.   Erika ... see more >>

Grouting Tile and Installing Toilet and Vanity

Okay, now we're back to the master bathroom. After Kyle was officially done laying the tiles on the main floor part of the bathroom, I grouted the tiles. Laying the tiles is the hard part. Grouting is the easy part (except you can get a blister on your hand from doing it, like me). You need to get some grout: *photo from homedepot.com You ... see more >>

The Ants Go Marching One by One

The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah! That's all that goes through my head when I see this: And this: And This: And THIS!: And THIS!!!!!!: AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Why do the ants always want to take over our home! So yep, this happened again. If you were here a while ago, you saw our other post about ... see more >>