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Fixer Upper: The Steps for the Flip

I’ve had a few questions about the steps of the fixer upper, and how we knew what to tackle as the stages of the renovation moved along. Today I’m going to narrow down the specific stages we went through in order to complete the fixer upper. When we first bought the house, we knew there […]

I’ve had a few questions about the steps of the fixer upper, and how we knew what to tackle as the stages of the renovation moved along. Today I’m going to narrow down the specific stages we went through in order to complete the fixer upper. When we first bought the house, we knew there […]

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Fixer Upper: What I’d Do Differently

Here’s my take on what I’d do differently, keep the same, or change with the Fixer Upper. Now that it’s complete (and UNDER CONTRACT), I’ve had some time to look back on each area of the flip. Today, I’m sharing my opinion on all of it. First, I know several of you have asked about […]

Here’s my take on what I’d do differently, keep the same, or change with the Fixer Upper. Now that it’s complete (and UNDER CONTRACT), I’ve had some time to look back on each area of the flip. Today, I’m sharing my opinion on all of it. First, I know several of you have asked about […]

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Fixer Upper Sources

Thank you all so very much for your sweet comments on our Fixer Upper reveal. This house was a labor of love, and I’m so proud with how beautiful it turned out. My main goal for the house, was to inject as much clean, fresh, and classic design decisions as I could for it to […]

Thank you all so very much for your sweet comments on our Fixer Upper reveal. This house was a labor of love, and I’m so proud with how beautiful it turned out. My main goal for the house, was to inject as much clean, fresh, and classic design decisions as I could for it to […]

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Fixer Upper Reveal

This post has been a long time coming, and I know several of you have been waiting patiently for me to get my booty in gear and share the full fixer upper reveal. Sometimes, I have a hard time keeping up with everything. This blog has turned into my full time job and I still […]

This post has been a long time coming, and I know several of you have been waiting patiently for me to get my booty in gear and share the full fixer upper reveal. Sometimes, I have a hard time keeping up with everything. This blog has turned into my full time job and I still […]

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Fixer Upper Update: Exterior

I know… I know… The last time I shared an update on the fixer upper was October. My bad. Life happened and before we knew it the weather changed and we couldn’t really finish the last few things we needed to do, which was the exterior. And combine that with prepping for The Vintage Whites […]

I know… I know… The last time I shared an update on the fixer upper was October. My bad. Life happened and before we knew it the weather changed and we couldn’t really finish the last few things we needed to do, which was the exterior. And combine that with prepping for The Vintage Whites […]

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Fixer Upper Update: Cabinet Hardware

It’s been a while since I shared the last fixer upper update. So much has happened since then… this little house has come such a long way and I am so proud of the way it looks. When we started this adventure, one thing I knew I wanted to do, was to make the entire […]

It’s been a while since I shared the last fixer upper update. So much has happened since then… this little house has come such a long way and I am so proud of the way it looks. When we started this adventure, one thing I knew I wanted to do, was to make the entire […]

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Fixer Upper Update: Cabinets & Tile

Happy weekend! I meant to get this post up yesterday, but it didn’t happen, so happy Saturday! 😀 Things at the Fixer Upper are moving right along and today’s update is a good one… It’s all about the cabinets and tile. Mainly I’ll be sharing the kitchen and master bathroom because the rest of the […]

Happy weekend! I meant to get this post up yesterday, but it didn’t happen, so happy Saturday! 😀 Things at the Fixer Upper are moving right along and today’s update is a good one… It’s all about the cabinets and tile. Mainly I’ll be sharing the kitchen and master bathroom because the rest of the […]

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Fixer Upper Update: Paint and Flooring

Time for another fixer upper update! This time, it’s all about paint and flooring. Exciting stuff! Everything’s gone pretty smoothly, but we did run into a few snaffu’s, mainly with the flooring, but I’m happy we’re stilling making progress and moving forward. Last weekend, my mom and I painted the inside of the house. Two […]

Time for another fixer upper update! This time, it’s all about paint and flooring. Exciting stuff! Everything’s gone pretty smoothly, but we did run into a few snaffu’s, mainly with the flooring, but I’m happy we’re stilling making progress and moving forward. Last weekend, my mom and I painted the inside of the house. Two […]

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Drywall & Exterior Progress at the Fixer Upper

Big, exciting things today! I’m back to share the drywall & exterior progress at the fixer upper! It’s looking so much different and I’m thrilled to finally see those walls covered up!  Here’s what it looks like inside with the new drywall installed… The kitchen looks great, and it’s almost ready for cabinets! I got […]

Big, exciting things today! I’m back to share the drywall & exterior progress at the fixer upper! It’s looking so much different and I’m thrilled to finally see those walls covered up!  Here’s what it looks like inside with the new drywall installed… The kitchen looks great, and it’s almost ready for cabinets! I got […]

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Fixer Upper Update

Well, I’d definitely say it was time for another fixer upper update. The last time I shared one, we were still doing demolition and tearing things apart. These past few weeks have brought major progress and I’m happy to say that we’re so close to putting up new drywall! Woot! Since our last update, we’ve […]

Well, I’d definitely say it was time for another fixer upper update. The last time I shared one, we were still doing demolition and tearing things apart. These past few weeks have brought major progress and I’m happy to say that we’re so close to putting up new drywall! Woot! Since our last update, we’ve […]

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Demolition at the Fixer Upper {Part 2}

Things always get worse before they get better. Our fixer upper is certainly in that stage. It’s tore up… from floor to ceiling. Walls have officially been removed, lath and plaster walls have been exposed and new walls are getting ready to go up. The last demolition update left off with this… And now the […]

Things always get worse before they get better. Our fixer upper is certainly in that stage. It’s tore up… from floor to ceiling. Walls have officially been removed, lath and plaster walls have been exposed and new walls are getting ready to go up. The last demolition update left off with this… And now the […]

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New Floorplan for the Fixer Upper

Things have been progressing wonderfully at the fixer upper. More demolition has been done and we’re almost thru tearing everything apart. I’ll be sharing another demo update soon, but in the mean time I thought I’d share the new floorplan so you can get a better understanding as to why we are ripping out certain […]

Things have been progressing wonderfully at the fixer upper. More demolition has been done and we’re almost thru tearing everything apart. I’ll be sharing another demo update soon, but in the mean time I thought I’d share the new floorplan so you can get a better understanding as to why we are ripping out certain […]

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Demolition at the Fixer Upper {Part 1}

Friday was a big day at the fixer upper. Walls and ceilings were removed, ancient carpets were pulled out and demolition is officially in full swing. Since I first saw the place, I’ve been itching to combine the current master bedroom to the tiny bedroom next to it for a nice and big master suite… […]

Friday was a big day at the fixer upper. Walls and ceilings were removed, ancient carpets were pulled out and demolition is officially in full swing. Since I first saw the place, I’ve been itching to combine the current master bedroom to the tiny bedroom next to it for a nice and big master suite… […]

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Easy DIY Raised Garden Beds

Looking to create your own garden? These easy DIY raised garden beds are the perfect solution and can be customized to fit your space! One of our big goals this summer, is to get our backyard in shape. It’s a scary mess of dirt and weeds and we’re both so over it, we could cry. […]

Looking to create your own garden? These easy DIY raised garden beds are the perfect solution and can be customized to fit your space! One of our big goals this summer, is to get our backyard in shape. It’s a scary mess of dirt and weeds and we’re both so over it, we could cry. […]

A picture of our living room shelves decorated for summer.

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Summer Home Tour

It’s a been a heavy few months and weeks, hasn’t it? Not only with everything going on in the world, but also on the home front. A few weeks ago, my grandpa passed away. Sadness has been heavy in my heart and I haven’t had the desire to share anything new here on the blog. […]

It’s a been a heavy few months and weeks, hasn’t it? Not only with everything going on in the world, but also on the home front. A few weeks ago, my grandpa passed away. Sadness has been heavy in my heart and I haven’t had the desire to share anything new here on the blog. […]

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