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Wherein I Built Some Motherf*cking Cabinets

The only appropriate way to follow that title is this: Hell. Yes.  The last weeks of 2018 were nothing short of a gift. An incredible…

January 8, 2019 | 41 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Good, The Hard, and The Half-Finished Window Seat

Okay, listen, to be fair, it’s a mostly finished window seat. And at this exact moment in time–the moment where I’m on a roll building…

December 19, 2018 | 37 Comments | Read the Full Article

Lake House: Living Room and Other Shenanigans

It turns out there are good and bad things about the Lake House in November. The bad thing is that it legitimately is too cold…

November 25, 2018 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

Lake Life and Learning Curves

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of big changes, new projects, a very cold learning curve, oh, and snow… Because why not, Michigan….

November 14, 2018 | 9 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Lake House: A Tour

In the middle of prepping the farm for winter, traveling for work, stocking up on hay, traveling for fun, and a few unexpected life events…

October 21, 2018 | 21 Comments | Read the Full Article

Unexpected Adventure: The Lake House Edition

The last seven years of my life have been punctuated with unexpected adventures. The farm The donkeys! Almost buying a ton of farmland and then not…

September 18, 2018 | 32 Comments | Read the Full Article

Upstairs Bathroom: Mirror Adventures

Oh, hey, look what we’re talking about again… the second longest running bathroom remodel in the history of houses I’ve owned. (Technically there was a…

Building a Climbing Wall: Parts 2 & 3

I spent the better part of last year trying to convince myself not to build a climbing wall out in my barn, and then in…

Spring on the Farm: 2018

It only took six years, but I think I’ve finally figured out how to manage spring on the farm without completely losing my shit, and…

Upstairs Bath: Proof That Miracles Happen

To be fair, I’m not sure that getting a project 90% of the way done in this house is a “miracle” by any stretch, but…

Creating a Small-Space Home Gym

There are a lot of difficult things about living in a big, old, temperamental farmhouse in the middle of nowhere, but on the upside, I…

Victory Lap: Year Six

Can you guys believe that I bought this place six years ago? That’s insane. When I started blogging (and back then blogging wasn’t even really…

Upstairs Bath: Finish Work and All The Swears

Progress on the upstairs bathroom is– and this is a phrase I haven’t used in conjunction with progress around the house in a long time–…

The Long-Neglected Upstairs Bath

Three years ago I had a great idea. An idea that was mostly driven by my desire to have one bathroom in this house that…

February 19, 2018 | 18 Comments | Read the Full Article

2017: Unexpected Progress and New Adventures

When I sat down to reflect on 2017 I expected to be a little disappointed with my progress around the farm, mostly because I spent…

January 30, 2018 | 12 Comments | Read the Full Article