We’re chugging along here into the month of November. And even though the bedrooms still need some intense scraping and sanding, I’m almost done. Well, a house is never done, but I’m almost moved in and it’s coming out beautiful, really πŸ˜‰ The photo above is the big room (a before photo). You can see a bit of the quirkiness (“character”) that existed, for however long, before my arrival. I’ve changed it a bit, but not much (just enough). SO MANY changes, mostly good, but some bad,Β have taken place in the past few months (not just in this house, but in our lives) and it completely blows my mind. Thank you so much for joining us in this fun (and only a little bit stressful) journey we’ve been on. Thank you for your kind words, enthusiasm, and well wishes. I’m very (VERY) much looking forward to the Florida winter. Where our extra time can be filled with gardening, outdoor dinner parties (I’ve uncovered the most amazing overgrown pergola, in the backyard), crafting, and SO MUCH cooking. The new kitchen is small, but opens up into the big room, and is filled with so much light. I can’t wait to spend weekend days, eating with Marlowe and friends, after documenting more (and more, and more) recipes. November is going to be a good month. Thanks for joining us.
One more week… slowly, but surely.


  1. Wow! That room looks so spacious and i love those little shutters. Can't wait to see what you've done! πŸ™‚

  2. huge room! that's awesome the kitcehn opens up into it. we have a simialr setup, and actually we wanted a kitchen that opened into a room. so fitting for a family.
    can't wait to see your progress on the house. you got this mama. you're also motivating me to post more pics of our before and afters.
    just remember, lots of good tunes while you're painting. and a beer (or two) helps πŸ˜‰

  3. That is a lovely big room! Looking forward to seeing what you've done with it. It definitely has some character!

  4. I'm SO HAPPY for you guys. It always feels funny saying that to someone I've never met but genuinely I am. Can't wait for more recipes! And more pictures of the new place, of course. πŸ™‚

  5. That is one spectacular room! I cannot wait to watch it turn into a home of your style. keep up the great work, you are doing amazing!!


  6. damn, i am so happy for you! having my old home to work on over the years has brought me so much joy. i hope you enjoy every little project. xoxo

  7. That room us huge and dare I say I love the window shutters? Can't wait to see what you make of this little house of yours and Marlowe's. Thanks for sharing your guys' journey πŸ™‚

  8. That room looks awesome! I love the design – that is going to look really unique and cool when you are done with it.