Sanding Our Maple Wood Floors Part 1

Sanding Our Maple Wood Floors Part 1

Ten years ago Jeremy and I installed solid wood floors on our first level. I call it the Summer of blood, sweat and tears. The tears were all mine.  It was an incredibly hard DIY project. We were able to accomplish it because a kind flooring expert allowing us to...

Spring ORC Week 4 – Changes

Spring ORC Week 4 – Changes

  We took a family vacation right in the middle of the One Room Challenge https://www.oneroomchallenge.com/. I mean, why not? It was so good to get away and so good to come home. On the way back from the airport I called our local lumber yard to see if the plywood I...

Vinyl Wood Flooring DIY in Bedroom

Vinyl Wood Flooring DIY in Bedroom

Our oldest child spent her last Junior semester of college working as a congressional intern in Washington D.C. Although we were proud of her for earning the position we missed her terribly, especially her four siblings. Since one of our family's love languages is...

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