Powder Room Makeover

I want to use this blog to also talk about our most recent purchase - a lake house in Wisconsin.  It had always been our dream to purchase an old home and completely renovate it.  I know many people want the "turn-key" ready house, but to me, that's boring.  I wanted something we could really leave our imprint on and add in our own personal touch.  Well, this house has proved to be nothing short of a place that we can make our own...and by that I mean, literally every square inch of the house needs work....more

Back to our Roots

Hi, Blogher! I recently started a new blog documenting our current home renovation. We sold our nice, new house and took on a monster of a fixer upper. I'd love for you to follow along as we try to remodel our new (old) house and raise a toddler! :)http://ourbluegrassroots.blogspot.com/...more

You can't always get what you want...

“So I heard from the kitchen company today,” my husband, Marc, told me towards the end of our renovation project, “and it doesn’t seem like they are going to be able to get the stainless steel piece for behind the stove.” “Why?” “I don’t know.  They have been trying to contact the company but aren’t able to get through.  Probably has something to do with the hurricane.” “So what are we going to do?” “I spoke to them and we are going to use the same stone that is on the counters to go behind the stove.”...more
@Darcie Thanks!  I know... I am a firm believer in that too... Usually the end result is worth ...more