Wedding Songs & Valentine’s Day links

Valentine’s Day is this weekend. What are you doing? We never really do much for Valentine’s Day, and this year is no exception. We don’t even have plans. But our day will probably involve a pizza, a bottle of wine, and a movie.

V Day has got me thinking about love songs and, in particular, wedding songs. Here’s what we listened to on our wedding day!

Ceremony Song: Man and Wife – Michelle Featherstone

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What Do You Want to Know?

Good morning and happy Monday! As you know, I will be speaking at the Downtown Raleigh Home Show in less than 2 weeks (eeek!!). Now that I’ve been booked, I need your help. Can you answer this question?

702 park project - poll

What do you want to know? What would you most like to hear about? Do you have specific questions? Do you want to hear about our house restoration? Our next plans? My favorite DIYs? Blogging? Even if you aren’t attending, I’d still love to hear from you.

Let’s get a discussion going in the comments below, and I’ll try to answer as many questions as possible, either in my presentation or later on the blog. Let’s hear it!

Background photo via Color by Turquoise & Palm. Check them out for gorgeous stock photos! 

Quotable Friday


I don’t have a super inspirational quote for you today, just a big ol’ TGIF!! 

Did you know that today is my 3rd blogging anniversary? 3 years?! Crazy. The blog has come a long way since this first post, but that post is still the heart of it all. I am beyond grateful for this house that we get to call our forever home, and for all of the doors, windows, nooks, and crannies it’s opened for me, both personally and professionally.  I think I’ll keep going. Here’s to 3 more years!

image via Jenn Gietzen.

The Dexter House Kitchen Renovation

Hi there, it’s Cathy from the Grit and Polish and Sarah invited me to share our most recent kitchen renovation with you guys. (Sarah featured our last kitchen renovation here.)

My husband and I have been fixing up old houses in Seattle for 8 years now and our most recent project, a 1905 Spanish-style fixer was in rough shape when we bought it last year.  Every room needed updating, but none more than the kitchen.  It had a horrendous layout, black mold, and no room for a dishwasher, which added up to one thing: a complete gut job.  And that was a-okay with this renovation-loving gal.  Kitchens are my favorite!


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