Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary-Part 1

As I begin typing this blog post and looking back through all of my picture files on my computer and cell phone, I can hardly believe what all we have done in the short amount of time we have lived in this Dirty Diamond.  At times, it feels like we have been here F.O.R.E.V.E.R!  But... Continue Reading →


  Carpet and Paneling OUT!!   Ceiling scraped of icky popcorn.  We also learned a trick from a friend in construction.  He told us that the only way to truly rid yourself of the smell of pet urine that has seeped into the carpet and onto the concrete is to paint the floors with aluminum... Continue Reading →


              We knew this house was going to be a lot of work! These stains in the master bedroom caused me to ask our realtor, "No one was killed in here, RIGHT?" He replied, "No." (I think legally he has to answer me truthfully- and I'm a pretty trusting... Continue Reading →

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