The Other Side of Scraping Popcorn

 Before we decided to scrape the popcorn ceiling in our guest bathroom I did a lot of research. As is advisable to any inexperienced DIYer, right? In my searching I never found a post like what I’m about to write, so here it goes. I’ll start with a disclaimer: Clearly some people have success with… Continue reading The Other Side of Scraping Popcorn

The Big Dark Elephant in the Room

Our current rental home has a wood burning double fireplace in the living room and office. We’ve been unable to use it the 2 years we lived there because of our rental agreement, so I tried to make them pretty and in the living room our TV is on a stand on the hearth. You… Continue reading The Big Dark Elephant in the Room

Picking an Open Concept Paint Color

Neutral and calming colors are where it’s at. Our goal is to only paint the interior of this house once and not again, even when we sell. Painting the entire interior of a house is a big undertaking…and when I say entire…it’s every single surface except the counter tops, which are getting a layer of concrete… Continue reading Picking an Open Concept Paint Color

The Beards baby is…

We went for a private ultrasound the day after The Beards birthday and they confirmed what I’ve been feeling the whole time! It’s a girl! We surprise announced to our families at his birthday dinner 2 days later. After we sang Happy Birthday and Right before he started to cut and serve the cake he… Continue reading The Beards baby is…


We currently live in a rental house in Northport, Alabama. Right across the river from Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide). We signed a 2 year lease before we got married and that is coming to an end April 30th 2016. Our house search has evolved over the last few months. October 2015-We started out planning to buy… Continue reading Flatwoods

The Beards Girl is growing…

A BABY! We confirmed the first of December 2015 that we’re expecting our first child due July 29th 2016! We had our first anniversary session scheduled with our wedding photographer already so we changed things up a bit and took some announcement photos as well! I was so super bloated when the photos were taken.… Continue reading The Beards Girl is growing…

Impatient, I am.

We’re currently in the process of house hunting. The plan: Find something for under $35k, pay in cash Fix it/Update it Live in it a max of 5 years Sell it or rent it The current happening: Found house in awesome neighborhood Listed for $75k Try to learn mortgage language See the house Realtor says… Continue reading Impatient, I am.