Dirty Diamond Gets Wet and We are Tested

I need time to process things, whether good or bad.  When it is good I relish in how God has brought us to this point and see how His providence has worked to get us to this place in our lives.  When it is bad...I have to really meditate and ponder why a certain event … Continue reading Dirty Diamond Gets Wet and We are Tested

Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary- Part 2

We considered painting the flimsy, dark paneling a lighter shade to lighten the room. However,  we discovered that there was no sheetrock or any kind of insulation between the paneling and the bedroom walls that flank both sides of the living room. Three things: #1 This meant that there was no sound barrier.  We didn't want … Continue reading Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary- Part 2

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 Lake House-Living Room Transformation Diary-Part 1

Brick Mortar Wash, Before & After & Maybe a Tutorial

I LOVE Brick! Especially inside of a home.  Our first home was a simple ranch style home, no bells and whistles.  But, it had a brick kitchen.  That pretty much did it for me. It was not a cookie cutter kitchen and had the character and charm I desired.  It seemed to add warmth to … Continue reading Brick Mortar Wash, Before & After & Maybe a Tutorial

Before

  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 Before