Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Visit me at homevolution.co!

I've moved from Blogger to Wordpress, and homevolution.blogspot.com will not longer be updated. Please come visit me at: 

Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Holy &*%$ - I built a table!

Ok, guys, I am really proud of myself for this one. I built a table. A serious, giant dining table. And it actually turned out well.
Anthropologie photo

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

{How much does it cost?} Site Work

Warning: If you are not currently considering building a house, this post is probably going to be a big ol' snoozefest, so you might not want to bother reading any further! But if you are thinking about building on your own lot, I'm hoping this will be helpful. We couldn't find much info on this kind of stuff before we dove into the process, and personally, I would have liked to hear others' experiences!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sprucing up a boring office

I don't see many blog posts on offices, do you? I'm not talking home offices or the sleek/chic/whimsical offices you might find in creative industries - but the plain, old, traditional kind of office where you're issued ugly, functional furniture that might be rivaling you in age. That's the kind of office I work in. Not to make it sound like a horrible place - I love my job; it's just lacking a little on the decor side of things (as I think many offices are, despite what the blog world might portray!).

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Belated Merry Christmas

Well it's a little late to be posting about Christmas decorations considering it's NYE, but at least it's still December, right? I went small scale on the decorations this year since we moved in so recently - it seemed a little mixed up to go crazy for Christmas when we don't have more important stuff in the house yet (like a real dining room table, for instance!).

The front door just got a simple fresh wreath (on my deer wreath hanger!) and fresh garland strung up around it. I also wrapped some faux garland and added a bow to the lamp post by the front walkway, but that was it for the exterior.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

{DIY} Crate Coffee Table

We're slowly starting to get more furniture to fill up the house, and I built my very first piece! This coffee table (that I spotted here ages ago and have planned to make ever since) was a great starter piece - considering I have absolutely no experience building anything beyond Ikea furniture, this was surprisingly easy!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

{Photo tour} Move-in day!

I posted a move-in day video tour already but also wanted to show you some photos from the day we moved in. 

Here's the outside, with our lovely straw and mud yard and lack of any landscaping! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

{Video Tour} Move-in day!

Alright, guys. This is my first video tour. And it's, um, a little rough. Super shaky video + super awkward me didn't exactly equal an Oscar-worthy film, but for better or worse, here it is! (And if that introduction made you less than thrilled to watch, skip down to the unnarrated, shorter video or to Smokey's video - he seems to like the house!).

Full, narrated house tour...

Monday, December 2, 2013

We've moved!

After so much planning and so much waiting... and some more waiting... we're finally in the new house! We got the keys last Wednesday, spent our first night there on Thanksgiving, and have been slowly making progress with moving everything and unpacking over the last few days. We've got boatloads to do and still don't have internet access (ahhh!! So disconnected from the world!!), so I just wanted to do a quick post to announce the move and ask you to please bear with me as we try to get settled. I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends and stuffed your face full of turkey and treats!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Living Room Furniture

We are so, SO close to moving in! I know, I'm way overdue for a house update. Strangely enough, now that it's so close to being finished, I haven't been taking pictures. As it was being built, I felt like I had to document what it looked like at each stage since it was constantly evolving. Lately, I just haven't been worrying about it, since I know I can just get pics next time!

Living Room Furniture