Frame It Up

It has only been a week and a half since demo started but it seems like so much has happened! Framing for the new walls started last week and this week they started on the plumbing and electrical. And… over the weekend I picked out cabinets, some fixtures and faucets, toilets, and appliances! There have […]

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Demo Day

Lesson Number 1: Don’t buy a house in the fall. Before doing anything inside the house, we had to tackle cleaning up the yard. The house was vacant while it was listed so the yard had not been maintained and leaves were at least a foot high. Thankfully, my parents, brother and brother-in-law all helped […]

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Welcome to My House

For the last six months I have been looking to buy a house in Atlanta. I pretty much looked at every house inside the perimeter within my budget (no joke, ask my realtor) and finally found the perfect place. I had something particular in mind – a fixer upper in a decent location. For me, […]

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Treat Yourself on Your Birthday!!

My birthday is coming up and I really have taken the whole “treat yourself” concept to the extreme this year but I am trying to be smart (read cheap) about it. It seems like every year I hear about the birthday discounts and freebies right after my birthday passes and then I have to wait […]

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Pretty in Pastel

Spring has sprung and April showers are in full effect but wearing pastels can turn your day from dreary to cheery! There is nothing  that I love more than pretty pastels working all together! Recently I have been obsessed with them and they are all that I want to wear. Check out some of my favorite […]

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