Our First 60 Days

Our First 60 Days

It has been two months since Grant and I closed on the Pillar House. It has been sixty days since we moved into the 102-year-old farmhouse and began discovering just what sort of a project the ol' girl would become. We bought the house knowing she would be a series of projects that would take [...]

The Battle of the Hosta: A Backyard Transformation

The Battle of the Hosta: A Backyard Transformation

Since buying the Apple House in October 2018, we have demolished walls, refloored the entire upstairs, gutted the bathroom, changed windows, and painted every wall and ceiling. With warmer weather and COVID keeping us home, Spring 2020 was the perfect excuse to complete another project as well: designing and constructing our own backyard paver patio. [...]

Lessons in House Hunting as First-Time Homebuyers: Lesson #3

Lessons in House Hunting as First-Time Homebuyers: Lesson #3

Lesson Learned v. 3: Don't Force Feelings G and I are loving being homeowners. We are continually working to make our new house a home and have completed a number of projects thus far. These include demolishing the wall between the dining room and living room, repainting six rooms, reflooring five rooms, trimming rooms, and [...]