one of those rare plant posts

Raise your hand if you can recall the last time a garden oriented post made its way onto this blog…That’s what I thought. Crickets. Rarely do posts pertaining to anything “leafy” make thier way from my brain to my fingers to the blog-o-sphere—you are more likely to find the face of the Virgin Mary in

how to insulate water pipes

With Monday’s room-by-room before and after post, I think we’ve had our fill of the conventionally pretty parts of our house for a bit. For today’s post let’s head somewhere a little more dark and creepy. To the crawlspace we go! Even though we’ve had a pretty mild winter so far—my inner beach bum could

before + after: our house

How about a little Monday before and after recap on where we are with the old construction site? Let’s flash back to where this puppy started out when we got our hands on it last year–all the dark and dated before pics and light and bright after shots. Thank goodness for wide angle lenses and

before + after: deck

I am so terribly ashamed of myself. I have no backyard before pictures for our house. None. Zero. I even remember going through the house before we closed being so careful to take before pictures from every angle. Of course it was raining that day, so I thought I’d snap before pictures of the backyard

master bathroom reno: tile time

Oh, man. With the amount of time I’ve taken off of this blog, you’d think I was sitting on the couch getting absolutely nothing accomplished around our construction site. With a stomach bug flying through our house over the past few weeks, there was definitely more than enough couch time, but while the hubs and

feeling sketchy

Hey, y’all. Remember me? I’m Cara. I used to hang around this blog a bit. Making up plans for my fixer-upper and seeing them come to life—or taking on a life of their own. There are plenty of both happening where I lay my head at night. Then I went on vacation with my handsome

on island time

Whoa. Where have I been? It’s been almost one month and no posts. Crazy, right? I’ve been off celebrating birthdays with my handsome husband under the Mexican sun. Rest assured, once I’m off island time, I’ll be back at work in the construction site. Until then, this girl is going to milk vacation mode for