Tag Archives: Teamwork

Garden Update

Well, it’s summer and that usually means a bunch of garden updates for you all, as that does take a decent amount of energy to maintain but I’m pregnant and sweaty this summer… and sore (hello, second baby, #amIright?) so I’ve been a bit less enthusiastic about working in the garden, but I have managed […]

Home Goals for 2017

We’re a few weeks into 2017 and it’s time we (finally) share our goals for the year. After a fairly poor showing last year, I tried to be a bit more realistic, but I can’t help myself–I did include some big stuff, too. As well as a few things we didn’t get done from our […]

2016 Goal Recap

Well, friends, it’s time to fess up about all we got done…and not done…in 2016. I already know this is going to be a bit of a disappointment to go through. At least personally. You probably don’t care quite as much as I do. Ha! Still, in the spirit of being honest, here we go! […]

How to Replace a Double Door – Starting the Basement Project

Recently we tackled a big job to kick off the basement renovation, so I thought I’d share a few tips for how to replace a double door, DIwYatt style. One of the biggest issues with replacing a door is to make sure you get a good tight seal, so it doesn’t leak. Not only does […]

Our Kitchen Cost Breakdown

Now that we’re (finally) considering our kitchen done, I wanted to share a cost run-down with you guys because even though I wouldn’t call this a “bargain” upgrade, we tried really hard to always keep a tight budget in mind when making decisions and I think it’s important to share how we’ve splurged and saved […]

Our Kitchen Renovation Recap

Now that the kitchen has been done for awhile, I figure we should do a final recap post. So, get ready for a bunch of photos. I’ve also inserted links where I could, to round up all our project posts. Thanks for sticking with us through this super long process. It’s been a frustrating process, […]

Progress Check – 2016 Goal

It’s time to talk about our progress, so far, on our goals for the year. I honestly haven’t even thought about these much so I’m guessing this isn’t going to be all that encouraging, but here goes nothing… 1. Add a garbage disposal back under the kitchen sink. Hooray! We can cross the first item off the […]

DIY Honeycomb Shelves

Be sure to follow all our other projects, here! We hope you enjoy our little corner of Blog Land and stop to look around a few other pages, like our DIY Foam Cooler Ottoman, Ruler Growth Chart, our Kitchen Renovation, and my free printables. Enough with the sneak peeks, it’s time to show you our awesome new […]

Our 2016 Goals

It’s time to share our list of goals for the year. I’ll admit we had a little bit of trouble coming up with our list this year, just because we’re not sure exactly how much time we’ll have for projects now that Will is around. But improving our lives and home are important, so we’ll […]

How We Did on Our 2015 Goals

It’s time to go through our list of goals for last year and take a final inventory of how well we did. I’m pretty pleased, overall, and excited to start on some new things in 2016! 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. I have a scheduled set, but I usually miss at least one day […]

Sweet Seats – ReDoing Our Dining Room Chairs

Our dining table chairs are finished! We already discussed the process of fixing up and painting the chairs, in this post, so you can go there to see all the steps up to this point. We finally got to Joann’s to buy fabric and we ended up going with a single option in a neutral color, […]

Time is Running Out: Goals for 2015

We only have a few months left in our push to tackle all of our 2015 goals…and things are moving much slower now that Will is around. We expected that, though, so I’m hoping we have a little bit of push left in us for the last few bits. 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. […]

Will’s Birth Story – Part 2

For Part 1 of this story, see this post. We had arrived at the hospital  at 4:30 pm and spent an hour or so getting checked in and set up with the monitors before being admitted. My doctor was out of town, which I knew ahead of time, but was relieved that the on-call doctor was my […]

Will’s Birth Story – Part 1

You guys, it was hard. To be fair, I knew it would be hard. The labor part, that is. I had read the books and articles. I researched. We had taken classes. I knew labor would be hard. And it was. Still, I wasn’t at all prepared for the emotional turmoil I felt in the hours […]

Halfway Hopes for Our 2015 Goals

Well, June is nearing July, and that means we’re due to report on how we’re doing at the halfway point for the year on our resolutions and goals for 2015. 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. I decided to wait and try and start this after the baby arrives, as it will be a lot […]

DIY (Nearly Free) Upholstered Headboard Using an Old Hollow-Core Door

For the basement guestroom, I was really hoping for a nice upholstered headboard to add some texture, color, and “fancy” to the room. But, I wasn’t willing to spend big bucks on one. We are using two twin beds down there, pushed together to make one big king bed (or pulled apart for any non-couple […]

Does Everybody Know What Time It Is? … Trim Time!

(In case you didn’t get it, you’re supposed to say the title above in the voice from Tool Time on Home Improvement.) I just have to say, again, how much white woodwork makes a difference. As a refresher, here’s the room before we painted the windows and trim (thanks for the help, mom!) And after […]

Sweet Storage for Sweet Stuff – Beanie’s Dresser and Closet Remake

Now that we have the room all painted, we’re starting to move into the nursery, which is a pretty fun process. One of the first things we needed was a dresser. We’re planning to use a dresser for storage (The closet is small.) and as a changing table. (The room is small, too.) I actually […]

Fresh is Best: Painting the Basement Guestroom

A few weeks ago, I talked about painting the nursery a fresh, light gray. Similarly, we finally got the new basement guestroom painted. We used the exact same color because we got the paint for free (BOGO) and I figured it would be a nice, fresh, blank slate for the guest room. And, since it’s […]

Getting Going on Our Goals for 2015

Well, it’s the middle of April, which means I’m already over due for an update on how we’re doing with our 2015 goals and resolutions. I think we have some decent progress to report, but not much has been “done” to be able to cross it off the list. Time to dive in and see […]

Weekend Rewind: Springing Into Action Edition

This weekend was wonderful! The weather was nice, we didn’t have anywhere to go (besides church and a couple meals we met up for with friends) and we were able to tackle a bunch of projects we’ve been needing to get going on. Three cheers for a progress-filled weekend! Woohoo! Sorry, I’m just a little […]

Making a Makeshift Guest Room…Again

We have big plans, you all. Big plans. Big plans for before the baby comes. But, until we start to make some progress on said plans, I’m not sure they’ll get done before the baby gets here. I think we just need momentum. Right now, our momentum is pulling us toward the couch at the […]

DIY Open Shelves for the Kitchen

We’ve taken a break from talking about the kitchen DIY project, or working on the kitchen, but it’s time to get back in the swing of things and get this never-ending project finished up completely. So, today, we’re going to take a bit of step back and catch up talking about building our open shelves […]

Our Goals for 2015

Well, now that we’ve been honest about how we did last year, I guess it’s time to post our list of goals for 2015. I had fun looking back at our resolutions and goals from 2014, 2013, and even 2012. I’ve started calling these lists more goals than resolutions because resolutions typically are more general […]

Resolution Rewind 2014

Well, I know even before writing this post that we haven’t accomplished everything that was on our list for the year. But we did accomplish a few things that weren’t on the list, so I have to have some grace with ourselves as we weigh all the things we’ve done this year with all the […]

DIwYatt: From Rickety Railing to Built-in Bookcase

As part of the kitchen/floor/never-ending remodeling project, we wanted to replace the stair railing with something a little more sturdy and functional. Melissa had the idea to turn the area into built-in bookshelves with a railing on the back. I was a little skeptical at first, but she convinced me it would work, and I […]

What we Learned about Laying Hardwood Flooring Part 2

We’re back sharing the rest of the flooring tips and tricks we learned along the way. For Part 1, see yesterday’s post. Again, remember to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your specific flooring. These are the tips and tricks we learned along the way. 6. The transitions between the new floor and the carpet or […]

What We Learned About Laying Hardwood Flooring Part 1

It’s been a long journey to this point in the remodeling process. Melissa already shared some preview photos of the new floor, here. But we also wanted to share some of the tips for laying flooring that we picked up along the way. First of all, we want to say it’s important to fully research and completely […]

Resolution Update – It’s Time for One Final Push

You guys, it’s November, and that means we only have a few weeks left to accomplish our entire list of 2014 goals and resolutions. To refresh yourself on our progress over the year, you can read our original resolution post, here, and our first update, here, and where we were at the halfway point, here.  This […]

Weekend Rewind: “LEAFing” Fall Behind

We may have had our last gorgeous fall day if the weather people are correct. Today’s highs were above 70 degrees, and the weekend was still sunny enough to spend some time outdoors compared to what is in the forecast for the coming few days. In fact, we might even be seeing some snow this week! […]