Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

The things on my mind this week including my trip to Chicago, the 25 things I do before leaving for vacation, my tips for traveling sustainably, the effects our travel has on the planet, an amazing living room transformation, daily action to take on flighting the climate crisis, a favorite TV show is back, a movie I’m itching to see, my home’s before tour, book recommendations, and my monthly playlist!

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How To Get a Building Construction Permit and My Experience With A Historic Home

How To Get a Building Construction Permit and My Experience With A Historic Home

We FINALLY have a construction permit to do our kitchen renovation. FIN.AL.LY. Whew. It’s taken awhile to get here for a number of reasons that I’ll share here. I’ll break down the steps we took, the costs we’ve incurred, and some of the story behind everything.

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Everything We Wish We Registered for When We Got Married Five Years Ago - And The Things We're Glad We Asked For!

Everything We Wish We Registered for When We Got Married Five Years Ago - And The Things We're Glad We Asked For!

When we got married five years ago we asked for power tools and utilitarian things. Here's a list of the things I'd put on my list now that we've been married for five years. Spoiler - it's even more utilitarian things like tools, kitchenware, and home tech. No gravy boats here!

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How The Kitchen Makeover DIY Projects are Doing Four Years Later

How The Kitchen Makeover DIY Projects are Doing Four Years Later

It’s almost time to start demo on my kitchen to make way for the new space, so this is my last chance to share whatever can be shared about the current iteration of the kitchen!

As you probably recall, the kitchen was just a phase 1 makeover to hold us over until our full remodel. I thought it would only be like this for 6 months, but it’s been over 4 years. Oops. Because I didn’t want to dump a bunch of money or time into the makeover, I did some quick cosmetic fixes. They weren’t designed to hold up for a long time, but some of them have. Here’s a full report.

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