Hiya! My weekend was not nearly as productive as my head thought it would be. Whoops! The good news is that the living room/small bedroom work is realllllly starting to wrap up. Today I walked in to my house after work and let me tell you. IT. was. amazing. I just about peed my pants. Sorry… graphic thought. Hopefully I will be able to show you all the before and after by this weeks end 🙂

One thing I totally had covered this weekend, however, was being on my laptop. Yay for working hard! In the midst of all my pinning and online browsing, I found my new favorite blog – How Sweet It Is is a treasure trove of delicious recipes (yes… I have already made three). Jessica really has a knack for making something tasty, and her recipes are so easy and straightforward, it’s ridiculous. Not to mention her food photography – swoon! Tonight I am making her thai beef tacos and I cannot wait to see how they turn out.

source: How Sweet It Is

Happy Tuesday!


our (semi-new) home.

My husband and I moved into our new bay area home back in February. Immediately after moving in, we were trying to figure out where to start making updates. You see, our home was built in the 40’s and was seriously a wallpaper nightmare! It made sense as that was an easier way to cover up cracks in plaster, but as an overall look, it was just not working for us. So since we primarily spend our time in the living room (which in our new place is mighty large – yay!!), we decided to begin there. After taking out all the carpet and exposing the wood underneath of course 🙂

Anywho – the plan here is to document our house as we progress from old to new. And since this is my first post, I think we should add some of our houses highlights. Enjoy!

the kitchen the living room

the kitchen and the living room

the living room the entry/kitchen area master bedroom

the living room, the entryway, our master bedroom

guest bath the sunroomguest bedroom

the guest bath, the sun room, and the guest bedroom

bonus room backyard

the bonus room and the backyard

p.s.: please disregard the furniture! these were taken right before the sale became final