home, sweet, home: a new door

home, sweet, home: a new door

I gave Ben a few wishes and to-dos before the baby comes. Fix the broken sink. Check. Hang up a drying rack in the laundry room. Check. And replace the storm door with a legit door. You know, one with a lock. It just felt silly to have an arctic entry that you couldn’t really […]

home, sweet, home: driftwood table

home, sweet, home: driftwood table

Ben and I canoed to the edge of a lake this past spring. We hopped out of our canoe because it was quite windy and we tucked into the shore. We enjoyed a nice, long walk along a beautiful beach that just happened to be littered with awesome driftwood. Ben found a driftwood board that was about […]

home, sweet, home: raspberry patch

home, sweet, home: raspberry patch

One of my friends wrote on Facebook, “A house isn’t a home without a raspberry patch” and Ben and I wholeheartedly agree. Our new home came with four kinda sad raspberry plants that we think were there by accident, hidden under a bunch a trees and grasses and super neglected. After we had painted and […]

home, sweet, home: rebuilding the deck

home, sweet, home: rebuilding the deck

Ben was not so happy about the state of the deck off the back of our new home. “There’s rot!” He exclaimed. Turns out he was right. And the wood was squishy to walk on with several holes all around the deck where the wood had been punched through. After he finished painting and we […]

home, sweet, home: and oh, so thankful

home, sweet, home: and oh, so thankful

Back to Home, Sweet, Home blogs and it feels so perfect! For those of you who haven’t followed our journey… Our first Home, Sweet, Home blogs started at our old house which we call 1804. We were renting to own it but it didn’t work out. Still, while we were there, we did wonderful things […]

Hello Matsu Valley!

Hello Matsu Valley!

Step 1: Ben was hired on as a Park Ranger for the Willow Area State Parks in November 2014! Step 2: Ben killed it at the law enforcement academy.  Step 3: Ben super killed it at Field Training. Step 4: Move to the Matsu Valley. I packed almost everything up while Ben was away. He got home […]

home, sweet, home: the den gets done

home, sweet, home: the den gets done

Tis’ the season for home, sweet, home blogs. We’ve had so much fun in our new little home updating different rooms… we’ve spent time in the Master Bedroom painting and updating; we tore down walls, built bars and painted the Kitchen and Living Room; we’ve updated furniture; built shelving in the Kitchen, and remodeled the Guest […]

home, sweet, home: kitchen update #1

All last spring, we worked feverishly to tear down a wall and build our beautiful kitchen bar table. Here is the before and after: A few weeks ago, we started the second stage of this project… adding open shelving and another countertop surface! (Another before picture… just an empty open space!) Ben started by heading to our […]

home,sweet,home: guest room remodel

Ben and I have been trying to save money but also wanting to do house projects. It is a wierd dynamic because we plan bunch of things and then talk ourselves out of it when we go price it! But it does lead to some creative ideas and cool projects! This past weekend, we embarked […]