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It has been awhile since I have made a blog post. I feel like our remodel projects have taken everything out of me. With my fast-paced job, a house that looks like it is straight out of an episode of hoarders, the holidays, and everything COVID related, there just hasn’t been any energy left for a blog post.

Speaking of lack of energy, just look at the photo above. I took that just a few minutes ago, after quite a long day. This is my new normal look: slightly tired without makeup.


I am just loving the new master bathroom. It is absolutely fabulous. 10/10; highly recommend. (You can see the final reveal here: Master Bathroom Remodel Final Reveal) It is proving to be worth every single penny.

We have been working on our kitchen and the guest bathroom. I have lots of details to share with you. Let’s just put it this way: there is going to be a deep soaker tub involved. I am very excited!

I mentioned that my house looks like it is straight out of an episode of hoarders. Well, I don’t have an addiction to buying furniture. Instead, we are gearing up for new hardwood floors on the second floor.

That means that EVERYTHING from our second floor is on the first floor.

The new hardwood floors have been delivered, as seen in the long boxes in the photos below. They are getting acclimated to our home. They get installed March 3rd – 5th. And we could not be any more excited.


Last Monday my husband complained of not feeling well. I have put the onus on the husband to make dinner for many weeks in a row. I help when I can, but I have been on a project at work that has kept me busy, often for 12 hours a day. This week we hit a turning point on the project and I finally had time to help out around the house, including making dinner.

I made baked tilapia with boiled potatoes and what I thought was zucchini and carrots. Turned out the zucchini was actually a cucumber. I totally sautéed a cucumber. Some of you might say that cooked cucumber is delicious. I highly disagree. It was just awful.

To my defense, the cucumber was already chopped and I just threw it into the skillet and then went on to check on the fish. I stirred the vegetables a couple of times then tossed in carrot sticks. It wasn’t until the first bite I realized where I went wrong.

The husband has been laughing about it all week. It really was funny. Don’t worry. There isn’t any risk that I will be making spaghetti with sour cream, or anything unusual, in the near future.

Another thing happened while we were running errands last weekend. My shoes broke. Like, completely broke.

I realized I had a problem when my feet started to feel a little wet. It turns out that the layer of leather that protects the bottom of the shoe had fallen off. And it had fallen off of both shoes.

The weird part is that we back tracked our steps to try to find the missing pieces of my shoes. We never found them. They must have fallen off at some other point in time and I was just realizing it. Such a bummer.

I have started looking for a new pair of brown flats to replace my broken pair. I am in love with the Sarah Flint Natalie in Saddle Vacchetta. They are so pretty with the bow! The devastating part is that they are nearly $400.


Projects for this week include running a cleaning cycle on my dishwasher and starting on an art piece for the kitchen. The dishwasher had a little musty smell when I opened it up to unload the clean dishes this morning.

What are some of your projects for this week?

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