We think of ourselves as a better living blog, and for us, a better home is the vehicle to a better life.
Of course, “home” isn’t just the house we’re living in. It’s all the things we do in and around the four walls of our shelter.
So, while our home tour is mostly about our house, we’ve thrown a few other “rooms” as well–keeping house, parenting, and food.
We hope you’ll stay and explore awhile. Clicking on the thumbnails will take you to posts about our projects.
This is a combination of the living room and designated dining room, but we’re using it as one large living space. We call the dining room our library. It’s undergone quite a transformation in the time we’ve been here:
Little projects and tweaks over time have added up to a big difference. You can read all about them by clicking on the photos below.
Apart from the new cork floor, we haven’t done a whole lot with our kitchen yet. While there’s lots we talk about doing, it’s a warm, light-filled space that feels pretty good just the way it is. Removing the rest of the wallpaper and painting is the next thing on our list in this space.
Our master bathroom is the only room in the house that we’ve fully renovated. That wasn’t really by choice: A few leaky tiles back in January quickly turned into gutting the bathroom. That’s the only thing that was quick about the project!
Although it’s been a long and often difficult project, we love how it’s turned out. You can follow the long saga here (thumbnails in chronological order):
For nearly a year, our family room hasn’t received much love, attention, or traffic. Other projects were more pressing, and it was a pretty bleak space (and chilly in the winter).
We’ve begun to give it some love, and now it’s getting lots more traffic. We’re looking forward to continuing to make this a space we enjoy hanging out in.
As the weather turns warmer, our attention has shifted to our outside spaces.
Coming up soon: Painting the exterior of our house.
These are projects about the stuff that fills our rooms–how we choose it, organize it, and take care of it. We’re definitely still learning in this area!
Our kids are smart, funny, creative, and…challenging! (Aren’t all kids?)
Parenting them has always required lots of energy, creativity, and thought–and joining our families kicked the whole parenting thing up more than one notch.
We’re still figuring out how to write about parenting while respecting our kids’ privacy, so we don’t have a ton of posts in this category. But we do touch on some aspects of it, sometimes. Here’s what we’ve learned so far:
Our food posts have been dominated by Rita’s need to go gluten-free, discovered in late winter this year. As that journey has unfolded, we realized gluten was just the tip of a food/eating iceberg.
And that’s it–so far! We hope you’ll keep coming back to join in our fun.