Renovation Update

So much is happening! With the in-laws coming/vacation upon us, Mr. Awesome is a flurry of activity, working 5 projects at once. Really it’s a mad house!

Tile in the shower has been picked and is going up. White subway. Was there ever any doubt? I’ve been enamored with white subway for ages! My bathroom Pintrest is nothing but subway. The bathroom floor however, is still a question mark with 3 possible answers: wood-look tile to match the wood floors, large white hex with grout to match walls (ie dark); or gray/charcoal/black 12X12 set on a hexagonal.




We’ve chrome faucets and fixtures, the vanity is warm dark wood color and white porcelain. I’m leaning to the dark 12X12, but can’t let go of the white hex.

I welcome any and all thought.  I was reminded this morning that I’ve until tomorrow to decide. Will someone please pick my tile?


Dark Brahma

Of all the mystery chicks the brahmas are my favorite, especially the dark ones.

dark brahma chick


Completing the Bathroom

We are taking a little break in March. Mr. Awesome Senior and his wife, the nicest woman on earth, (aka in-laws) are coming to watch the chickens and chicks that are arriving this Friday (sorry love, they were on sale, just $1 each for pullets!).

Have I ever said how blessed I am to have such great in-laws? Seriously! They’re awesome!

Before the in-laws arrive, we’ve to complete the bathroom renovation/build. Continue reading


Now that we’ve passed the rough-in inspection, and the insulation inspection, it is time to start making choices for all the finishes. Continue reading

A Year in Renovation

We reviewed our progress per the plan as it relates to the farm earlier, this post covers the 2017 farmhouse renovation year. We’ve come a long way since we started this journey sleeping on the screened porch showering in the barn. Yes, that was technically in 2016, but we’re including it as the starting place. Continue reading

Building Inspection

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We had our first building inspection. As part of the permit process, there are several scheduled inspections. The first for us it the framing and rough-in. Continue reading