Only two weeks have passed since I wrote this cautionary tale on using high-gloss paint. Which means just two weeks ago, I was in total agony, feeling defeated with the vision I had for the study. The study and I have been on quite the rollercoaster, but I’m beyond pleased and utterly relieved to say […]

A week ago, we were flying to Raleigh to close on our new house, set up security, and meet with a slew of contractors before flying back home to Idaho on Thursday. It was a whirlwind week but by Friday, we already got photos from our contractor–the Brazilian cherry floors were already all removed on […]

Last month, November 13th, we laid out all the projects we had lined up to complete before Christmas in this post. At the time, we were making plans to move out for two weeks and group a lot of these tasks together to really expedite things. I didn’t realize how much time had passed since […]

Happy November! What?! Was October the fastest month for anyone else? This week, we cleared out our bedroom again and right now, Chris and I are cuddled up in Faye’s Queen size bed–which feels really significantly smaller than our King, I’m not going to lie–while she is currently sleeping in the extra bed in Greta’s […]

The Chris Loves Julia Podcast - Episode 17

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 17: No Money No Problems – Projects You Can Do Now, On The Cheap Show Notes: Nearly every home owner who wants to renovate experiences that point where you simply don’t have the money to do the things you want. And sometimes, when the furnace, water heater and AC […]


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