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Monday, August 4, 2014

No More Blogging...

...about the house until it's finished!
Well, not completely finished. How about
until I have some complete before and after's?
{still waiting on my camera-SIGH}

As easy as it is to compare oneself to
others {beautiful home blogs},
 I have to sometimes bring 
myself back to the wonderful reality of, 
WE are doing all of our renovation. 
Between a full time job (Mr. FPH), budgeting
and saving for the next project, rebuilding from
the studs out and all by the hands of those
that reside in our home,
we have come a long way from the original
state of our cross-Country move in date.

I am proud. I am excited. I am grateful!

There is nothing more gratifying than
sitting on the couch after a l.o.n.g day
of house work and looking up 
at the days completed results,
raw finger tips and all.

I'm not complaining one bit. I'd rather
scale that 22 foot ladder and caulk than
have to hoist sheets of drywall up and hold them
so they can be screwed in!

I am sharing all the before's on today's post.
Not bad, huh? 

Just you wait till you see what we've done.
Excited for this coming weekend.
There will be some welding going on!
Not sure if I'm happier about it getting
done or about it not laying on the dining room floor
anymore. Ah, okay, BOTH!

Have a great start of the week!
See you soon.


  1. I'm excited to see all you guys have accomplished! You scared me with your "no more blogging" post title.
    You're a real stinker. ;)
    xxx, T.

  2. I'm exhausted just looking at it all. Ha! I'm sure it's all shaping up.

  3. That's already gorgeous...sigh. Well worth every hammered nail, truly.


  4. Hi Amber,
    I came across your blog from a comment you left at Pink Postcard. I live at Lake Martin so we are not too far from each other.
    We lived in CA for 4 years in the 80's - loved it but glad to settle back in Sweet Home Alabama.
    I love your house and I am looking forward to seeing the things you do.
    Following you -

    1. Hi Rhonda! I haven't seen or been to Lake Martin yet but I hear it's amazing. My husband had a job there a few months ago and he would take pictures of his view. :) We are LOVING Alabama! Thanks for following along. :)

  5. Oh, certainly have been there and done that Amber! And I agree, almost ANYTHING is better than hanging drywall! *LOL* The last Property we renovated, before we moved to this Old House and began the endless Labor of Love it would involved, I bought beer and steaks for any of the guys we knew in the Trades to come over and do the projects I loathed even tho' we're avid DIY'ers. *smiles* Looking forward to your 'After' Posts... and don't worry, the majority of us don't have the magazine spread panoramics at our Homes either! *winks* I recently had a Mag Editor contact me about profiling our Home in publication... just the thought of what it would take to get it Photo Op ready almost gave me a heart attack and major anxiety, don't think I could get thru the actual process! Hard enuf to get my Home Blog Fodder ready which is why most of my Images are close-ups. *Ha ha ha* Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian


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