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Kitchen Demo + Progress

Excited to share a little update of what is happening with the kitchen in our house, I apologize for the lack of sharing, it has just been a slow moving train and turns out electrical isn’t all that exciting to show progress of! When we first saw this house, I knew it was the house for us, but was completely intimidated by the kitchen. Like, couldn’t even visualize what we could do with it and had no idea where to start. After we found out the severity of the electrical work and learned that every ceiling & wall would need opened up, I decided to just wait until that was done to make any plans.

Once the woodwork was removed and we could see the ceiling without all of the distracting angles, we plotted out where all of the new recessed lights would go & decided to take out the door to the bathroom that was plop in the middle of the working kitchen. It is obvious that the refrigerator was an afterthought in this layout, as is common with old houses. As we work through plans for the new kitchen, we decided that we will move the fridge further into the kitchen, where the existing bathroom door was & will center the stove on the same wall it was already on. The sink will stay where it is (I have always wanted a sink that looks out a window!!), but will be a little better centered. We will do a farm sink again, smaller than our last one, and this antique brass faucet!

The new cabinets will be white, although I did love the greige from our last house, I think white is better suited for this style of home. I would loooove to see what this kitchen looked like back in the 30’s before this 90’s update! πŸ˜‰ I want to mimic the style of the original built ins upstairs, with an inset shaker style & maybe some crystal or antique brass knobs. And last, we will add a large wood island in the center for extra storage. I can’t wait to share the updated pictures with the refinished floors & the lights installed later this week!! It will still be a while before we do the actual kitchen remodel, so it will stay like this for a while as we work out the details & design.

So what’s the verdict, can you envision the finished kitchen or are you still thinking we might be crazy?! πŸ™‚

We are so excited to finally be moved in & make so many memories in this home, and of course have you all along for the ride! XO


Sharing Some Big News!

I am SO excited to finally share some big news, we are moving!!!


Although we have only been in our house a little under two years, we are taking a giant leap of faith and heading back to the Midwest!!

We are moving to Kansas City!!!!!

Let’s back up a little bit. We always kinda thought we would end up back in the midwest, closer to where all of our family lives, but we love it here so much that we never really put it on a timeline. After my grandma passed away last summer & then we went back for a wedding in the Fall, we really started to feel the tug to go back. In November, we went to Kansas City for the first time, and within two hours, we both immediately knew we wanted to move there. It’s hard to describe how & why, maybe it was the yellow leaves that covered every single square inch of city, or all of the cozy, midwest houses and nice people, but it just felt like HOME.

… a little sneak peek of our house, which I cannot wait to share more pictures of very soon!


More of the story… my parents moved here to be closer to us after we had Eloise, but at the time, my girls were their only grandkids. Now they have seven. They brought up the idea of moving closer earlier in the summer, so once we flew home from KC, we went straight to the drawing board with them to figure out if we could actually make this happen (they both work remote so they can really live anywhere). We decided to wait until after the holidays to actually move forward with anything, but it was sort of bittersweet knowing that we were already spending the last Christmas in our current house. As soon as January rolled around, we hit the ground running making plans. We finished up the renovations that we had in progress, got serious about house hunting & prepared to get our house on the market.

We had a little bit of an idea of what part of KC we wanted to live in, but again, we had only been once, so it involved a lot of research & prayer. I came across a house one afternoon and knew right away that it was the right house. I showed Brandon, he totally agreed, and we immediately called our realtor to see if they could go give us a FaceTime tour. We loved it even more on video, which I know is totally crazy, but we made an offer. Once we were under contract, we flew out for the inspection and confirmed once again, this was definitely IT for us! Back in GA, our house went on the market, we were scrambling to finish our renovations, show the house, keep our businesses afloat (hence the major radio silence here on the blog) and do all the things!! We went under contract right away which is just such a huge blessing after what we went through with our last house, and then we started packing!! We droveΒ  to Kansas for our house closing a few weeks ago (and listened to the serial podcast the whole way there!!!) and flew back, and now are just tying up loose ends before we head there for good next week!!!

We are SO EXCITED!!!!

Thank you all so much for being patient with us while we took a break from the blog, we will share lots more details & pictures soon!! And if you are from KC or know any fun things to do, share them all here, we cannot wait to explore our new city!


Harper Turns Six!

This weekend we celebrated our Harper girl’s SIXTH birthday! It seems like just yesterday we were planning her little princess party for her third birthday, I’m not sure why that one vividly stands out so much to me but it just doesn’t feel like it was that long ago. Harper wanted unicorns & lemonade for her birthday this year, so that is just what we did! Lots of balloons, strawberry unicorn cupcakes & every flavor of lemonade you could think of! All of her little besties came over and the weather was beautiful, a sunshine day in the middle of two weeks of straight rain! The girls ate lunch, birthday cake & then ran around the yard for two hours taking turns jumping on the trampoline & doing sidewalk chalk. Also worth noting, Harper chose peanut butter & jelly uncrustables for her fancy birthday party meal & Eloise refused to change out of pajamas.

SIX things I want to remember about Harper right now:

1. She loves to express herself with art, she is always making the sweetest pictures of our family with thought bubbles and writing what people are saying or thinking. It is SO sweet. She loves to draw us love notes and leave them on our night stands. I will treasure her art forever!

2. She takes the best care of her sisters (and really everyone!) but will always find a way to make them happy. She reads to them, always lets them play with her dolls & tells them jokes when they’re upset (or getting their hair brushed and are unhappy about it!)

3. She is the girliest girl, always dancing, always singing & always wants to dress up.

4. She is such a daddy’s girl (how can you not be?!) she loves to ride in his truck or hang out in the garage with him.

5. She has such a sweet tooth, loves pancakes & wants to eat candy canes all year round.

6. She is so much fun to hang out with!!! It is so fun to take her places (just the two of us!) or even sit with her and scroll pinterest or watch cooking shows! I love my little six year old best friend!

Happy birthday, Harper doodle!! We love you so so much, stay magical sweet girl!