Quotable Friday


Who would have thought that Jewel could offer so much insight?! The first time I heard this song I was in the Chapel of Transfiguration in Moose, WY and it brought tears to my eyes. Yesterday, I just happened to reach for a random mixed CD from high school when I was in the car and had no phone signal, and this song came on. And again, it brought tears to my eyes.

It seems that the racial tensions that have plagued our country have come to my home state, and it makes my heart hurt. Once again, a black man’s name has been reduced to a hashtag. And Brangelina’s breakup is the top headline. Something has to change.

How To Re-Screen a Door

A front door is an important part of the first impression that your house gives. When we decided to paint ours red, I was so happy with the extra pop that it gave to our curb appeal. But because we hardly ever come in and out of this door, we’ve kind of neglected it. So a few weeks ago, we decided to finally finish up that paint job and fix the screen that was quite the eye sore.


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How To Prioritize a Big Renovation

Back in February, I spoke at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show about our massive historic restoration. It was a great experience for me to get better at public speaking, and share some of what I had learned. Plus, it fell right in line with my word of the year: fearless!

I’ve been meaning to share about that experience, but it just kept getting pushed to the back burner. So when Personal Capital contacted me about sharing more about how we prioritized our to do list and our budget, I figured it was the perfect time to share more.

702 park project - screen door after 5

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